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Off the record, May 24 2014

The week’s headline events and parties.

Drapers pops up Somewhere unexpected

Daniella Alves of London fashion agency Somewhere married Daniel Braithwaite

Daniella Alves of London fashion agency Somewhere married Daniel Braithwaite

Congratulations to Daniella Alves of London fashion agency Somewhere, who got married at Islington Town Hall to Daniel Braithwaite (which, as she points out, now means they will have very similar names). They held their reception at the Drapers Arms in Islington, which we like to think proves that the Drapers name really is at the heart of the industry!

Manchester opening is sew exciting

Stitched Up

Stitched Up

Manchester’s all-female sewing collective Stitched Up opened the doors to its new headquarters in the city on May 15. Local indie record shop Kingbee Records spun the tunes while fruit and fizz were served at the launch of the collective’s clothes swap, sewing and upcycling workshops-focused store. Who said British manufacturing was dead?

 

 

Paris comes to London

Francois Pourcher and Pierre Corthay

Francois Pourcher and Pierre Corthay

London’s Motcomb Street became Paris as men’s footwear brand Corthay showed off its autumn 14 range. Artistic director Pierre Corthay (right) and communication director Francois Pourcher brought French hospitality to customers, friends and colleagues.

Grape Expectations

CT’s head of retail Sarah Lim joined by brand bosses Nigel Blow, Stephen Etheridge and Jonathan Heilbron.

CT’s head of retail Sarah Lim joined by brand bosses Nigel Blow, Stephen Etheridge and Jonathan Heilbron.

Executive search specialist CTPartners’ party at wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd in London saw CT’s head of retail Sarah Lim joined by brand bosses Nigel Blow (Turnbull & Asser), Stephen Etheridge (Church’s) and Jonathan Heilbron (Thomas Pink).

Clinkard Hits 90

Skechers’ Peter Youell handed Charles a crystal plaque to mark the occasion

Skechers’ Peter Youell handed Charles a crystal plaque to mark the occasion

Charles Clinkard, the northern-based footwear retailer, held its 90th anniversary celebrations at York racecourse. Hosting was third-generation managing director Charles Clinkard, who welcomed about 160 attendees including Achim Gabor of German footwear brand Gabor, Daniel O’Dwyer of Cork-based mini-chain O’Dwyers, and David Farrar, who has worked for Clinkard for 40 years. Skechers’ Peter Youell handed Charles a crystal plaque to mark the occasion.

 

Berwin & Berwin is showing off

Ex-John Lewis buyer Lee Hamlin, Jigsaw’s Peter Ruis and Berwin and Berwin’s creative design director Craig Jackson

Ex-John Lewis buyer Lee Hamlin, Jigsaw’s Peter Ruis and Berwin and Berwin’s creative design director Craig Jackson

Men’s tailoring supplier Berwin & Berwin celebrated opening a new showroom in London’s Somerset House last week. The company moved from Eastcastle Street in the capital to its new home on May 15. Among the guests were (from left) ex-John Lewis buyer Lee Hamlin, Jigsaw’s Peter Ruis and Berwin & Berwin’s creative design director Craig Jackson.

La Dolce Vita

Drapers’ Eric Musgrave with Manuela Carniello, retail director of LK Bennett

Drapers’ Eric Musgrave with Manuela Carniello, retail director of LK Bennett

Enjoying The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition at property firm CBRE’s spring party at the V&A Museum was Drapers’ Eric Musgrave with Manuela Carniello, Italian-born retail director of LK Bennett, who approved of the display.

 

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