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Off the record, May 4 2013

LCM was big news in New York, UKFT made Facebook friends and Natwest cooked breakfast

Danny Lopez, HM consul general in New York and Dylan Jones, chair of LCM

Danny Lopez, HM consul general in New York and Dylan Jones, chair of LCM

WHAT London Collections: Men schedule announcement

WHERE The British Residence, New York

Leading names from the menswear world gathered at The British Residence in New York for the unveiling of the London Collections: Men (LCM) spring 14 schedule. Dylan Jones, chair of LCM was joined by the likes of Danny Lopez, HM consul general in New York, plus representatives from menswear brands that will show at the event in June.

On the guest list Other notable attendees included David Neville of menswear brand Rag & Bone, Carol Song and Jesse Hudnutt from cult retailer Opening Ceremony, and Nick Sullivan, fashion director of the US version of Esquire magazine.

WHAT Drapers’ Etail Fashion Report Breakfast

WHERE The Groucho Club, Soho

Drapers’ Etail Fashion Report Breakfast

Drapers’ Etail Fashion Report Breakfast

Drapers brought together a selection of leading retailers including Topshop, Wallis, House of Fraser and Shop Direct Group to discuss the findings of the Drapers and Summit Media Etail Fashion Report, and share insights on the challenges faced by multichannel retailers.

The drinks Tea, coffee and orange juice.

The food Breakfast canapés, including mini eggs benedict, smoked salmon and scrambled egg tartlets, pain au chocolate and fresh fruit.

Jonathan Coates and Alan Engledow from NatWest/RBS, Drapers’ Caroline Nodder and Heather Melville from RBS

Jonathan Coates and Alan Engledow from NatWest/RBS, Drapers’ Caroline Nodder and Heather Melville from RBS

WHAT The Fashion Business - A Revolution, breakfast event

WHERE Manicomio City restaurant, St Paul’s, London

NatWest’s commercial banking retail and wholesale specialist sector team held a breakfast event called The Fashion Business - A Revolution. Drapers editor-in-chief Caroline Nodder was guest speaker and attendees included representatives from brands and retailers such as Mint Velvet and Marta Jonsson.

The breakfast club (From left) Jonathan Coates and Alan Engledow from NatWest/RBS, Drapers’ Caroline Nodder and Heather Melville from RBS.

The food A hearty breakfast spread, which reportedly featured the best scrambled eggs in London.

WHAT UKFT Rise Event with Christopher Raeburn and Facebook

WHERE Facebook London’s head office, Earlham Street

UKFT Rise Event

UKFT Rise Event

UKFT Rise, the UK Fashion and Textile Association’s initiative for up-and-coming fashion industry talent, held an event at Facebook’s London head office, aimed at inspiring young people working their way up the fashion ladder.

Face time Joining designer Christopher Raeburn as speakers were Nick Hollingworth, chief executive of Austin Reed, and Tracy Yaverbaun, head of fashion, luxury and retail at Facebook.

Shhhhhh!
Which fashion retail giant has been left with a sizeable compensation bill after a faulty pipe completely flooded a neighbouring office?

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