Where we’ve been and what we’ve seen.
Shoppers at a recent ladies’ night event at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre have been immortalised by having Polaroid pictures of themselves transformed into a gown. Hundreds of women had their pictures taken to produce the dress, which was created by local artists Charlotte Armitage and Wayne Sables.
Lipsy’s coronation of Michelle Keegan
In the same week Michelle Keegan made a dramatic exit from the Coronation Street cobbles, the actress launched her debut range for Lipsy at the ME Hotel in London. She was glued to her phone for much of the proceedings, but took a break from texting to blow out the candles of a massive Keegan-themed cake - the diminutive soap star turned 27 on the day of the launch.
Regent Tweet goes global
Bloggers from as far afield as Russia, Norway and Mexico descended on Regent Street - now calling itself the “mile of style” - for its fifth Regent Tweet event to hear speakers such as designer Jeremy Hackett and V&A director Damien Whitmore discuss their work. Footwear retailer United Nude showed off 3D shoe printing, while goody bags were supplied by Karl Lagerfeld, Banana Republic, Anthropologie and Jack Spade.
Charity exhibition’s united front
Manchester United may have had a dismal season, but there were memories of better times at the opening of the George Best Icon exhibition at the Old Trafford team museum last week. Pat Crerand (centre) and David Sadler (right), members of United’s European Cup-winning team of 1968, cut the ribbon with fashion stalwart Harold Tillman, who made and sold the George Best fashion range in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition is raising funds for Birmingham charity Bestchances.org.uk, which helps young people in the West Midlands.
Gotteliers’ Far East Adventure
Design duo Jane and Patrick Gottelier have swapped Falmouth University for the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. The pair, best known for running the Artwork knitwear label for 20 years, moved to Falmouth in 2006 where they set up and ran a clutch of fashion courses. They have now relocated to China to run a four-year advanced fashion programme, starting in September, as well as a design studio in Shanghai.
Behind the scenes at Drapers
Model Roger Frampton rehearses his best poses backstage at Drapers’ recent menswear photo shoot, wearing a colourful number by Rupert the Tailor.
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