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Off The Record, June 24 2011

Drapers gets the lowdown on the latest gossip and reports back from the hottest parties and events.

Wight here, Wight now

Boxfresh packed up its wellies and headed off to the Isle of Wight Festival last weekend. The young fashion brand created an urban beach for festival-goers to enjoy, complete with deckchairs, beach huts and live music. Getting aboard the Boxfresh boat were the brand’s Marika Trembath, Gemma Little, Joseph Knoertzer, Jenna Tyrrell and Matt Winton.

 

Sister act

Pop star Lily Allen (left) and her sister Sarah Owen appeared at Harvey Nichols in Manchester to launch their clothing label, Lucy in Disguise. Allen and Owen gave an exclusive interview to the Manchester Fashion Network about their vintage-inspired womenswear collection.

 

Champagne trend

Those interested in the latest global shopping and spending trends gathered at The May Fair Hotel in London for Global Blue’s annual
forum looking at worldwide consumer shopping habits. Enjoying the champagne on offer were Julie Topp and Christopher Mitchell from Selfridges.

 

All at sea

Nautical-inspired footwear brand Sperry Top-Sider is sponsoring 30 Olympic sailing athletes from Croatia, France, Great Britain and the US to form Team Sperry. The official launch of the team took place in Weymouth recently and the sailors (pictured) were out in force.

 

Shhhhhhh!

Which senior high street menswear director was last seen heading to a ‘secret knock’ party at 4am during Pitti Uomo in Florence last week?

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