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Off the record, March 9 2013

Turnbull & Asser welcomed a royal sew and sew and it all clicked at the Ecommerce Summit.

What Prince Charles visits shirt retailer Turnbull & Asser’s factory

Where Quedgeley, Gloucestershire

Prince Charles gets sewing under the guidance of Kath Cope

Prince Charles gets sewing under the guidance of Kath Cope

The Prince of Wales visited the factory of shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser and was given a tour by two of its longest-serving employees, Kath Cope and Bette Elton, who both started working there in the 1960s and have almost 100 years’ service between them. Steven Miller, Turnbull & Asser’s managing director, said the firm was honoured by the royal visit.

Pictured Prince Charles gets sewing under the guidance of Kath Cope.

What Ossie Clark: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again exhibition

Where Proud Galleries, Chelsea

Ossie Clark: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again exhibition

Ossie Clark: The King of the King’s Road Reigns Again exhibition

The relaunch of iconic 1960s label Ossie Clark (as Ossie Clark London) was celebrated in style at Proud Galleries in Chelsea with a photographic exhibition, featuring unseen images from the likes of Norman Parkinson capturing the spirit of Clark and his designs.

Who Guests including Sinitta and Beverley Knight mingled with Ossie Clark London’s Nicolas Georgiou.

Pictured (From left) Georgiou and Alison Mansell of Ossie Clark London, singer Beverley Knight, and Marshall Doctors from Ossie Clark London.

Facebook’s head of fashion Streisan Bevan

Facebook’s head of fashion Streisan Bevan

What Drapers Ecommerce Summit

Where The Waldorf Hilton, London

Drapers held its annual Ecommerce Summit earlier this month. Ecommerce directors from leading retailers including Whistles, Thomas Pink and Mint Velvet attended the event to listen to speakers from the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Oasis and My-Wardrobe.com.

Pictured Delegates hear from Facebook’s head of fashion Streisan Bevan.

Pure Chemistry launch fashion show

Pure Chemistry launch fashion show

What Pure Chemistry launch fashion show

Where Pacha nightclub, London

Russian lingerie brand Pure Chemistry debuted its autumn 13 collection in a Russian-themed catwalk show at Pacha.

The entertainment Top DJs from Russia were flown in for the party.

 

Shhhhhh!
Which senior director of a womenswear retailer described most of the people who apply to work in fashion as “complete dross”?

  • Going to a good party? Send your industry gossip, photos and news to Ruth Faulkner at ruth.faulkner@emap.com

 

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