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Off the record, May 10 2014

The week’s hottest happenings.

Green is the perfect host

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green and Topshop managing director Mary Homer

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green and Topshop managing director Mary Homer

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green and Topshop managing director Mary Homer hosted a party to remember at 214 Oxford Street for the launch of Kate Moss’s 15th collection. Green was seen being unusually patient as shoppers paused to get snaps with the clothing baron, his daughter Chloe and other celebrities.

The Dressing Room gets arty

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room got creative with womenswear brand American Vintage - hosting an ‘Arty Party’ with the label. With a range of events including a graffiti artist customising American Vintage T-shirts, the event was a success. Could owner Deryane Tadd be the next Banksy? Pictured is agent Inexcess Fashion’s John Pritchard with a customer, Tanya Schouler, and her daughter Madeline.

 

All the pieces for a Jigsaw party

Jeremy Clarkson and Jigsaw chief executive Peter Ruis

Jeremy Clarkson and Jigsaw chief executive Peter Ruis

Jigsaw chief executive Peter Ruis held a swanky party to celebrate the opening of its Duke Street Emporium concept store in Mayfair. The store’s buyers talked Drapers through its rails (our favourites were the vintage Chanel bags), while guests including Jeremy Clarkson and Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael enjoyed cocktails, canapés and a performance by band Bipolar Sunshine.

 

 

 

Charitable endeavour by Ambiance of Colchester

Ambience of Colchester

Ambience of Colchester

Congratulations to womenswear independent Ambiance of Colchester, which launched its own Ambiance Fashion Week for charity. A range of events took place, including a coffee morning and a ‘fit clinic’ with denim brand French Dressing Jeans. The team raised more than £350 for Cancer Research UK and more than £200 for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Going back in time

John Lewis celebrates its 150th birthday

John Lewis celebrates its 150th birthday

Lookalikes of the John Lewis founder’s son John Spedan Lewis and his wife Sarah hosted an evening of champagne, cocktails and croquet on the roof of the group’s Oxford Street store last week to celebrate its 150th birthday. Despite the rain, spirits were kept high by curious canapés such as salmon lolly pops and Victorian popcorn chicken (John Lewis was a fan). However, we did pity the men playing badminton in their shorts…

A love Supreme for streetwear fans

Hundreds of young men queued up for forever (ie five hours-plus) to buy the latest delivery at the Soho, London store of cult label Supreme (below). The New York-based streetwear company saw fans camp out overnight to be first through the door. Supreme is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and its £35 celebratory tees are already attracting bids of double that on eBay.

Supreme

 

 

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