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Off the record, November 17 2012

Hong Kong celebrated UK design, JLS rocked Lipsy, and Shackleton passed round the pipes

Lena Lipp and Footwear Friends president and British Footwear Association chief executive Richard Kottler

Lena Lipp and Footwear Friends president and British Footwear Association chief executive Richard Kottler

WHAT Footwear Friends Annual Awards 2012

WHERE The Cinema Museum, Elephant & Castle, south London               

Footwear industry charity Footwear Friends held its sixth annual awards ceremony on November 1 to honour up-and-coming footwear brands and designers as well as to raise funds for the charity. The winners on the night were designer Nicole le Grange of footwear brand Love Art Wear Art, and footwear brand Fury. The Joe Meltzer Travel Award went to Red By Wolves and was presented to director Lena Lipp by Footwear Friends president and British Footwear Association chief executive Richard Kottler (pictured).

The food and drink Champagne and canapés.

WHAT British Council Hong Kong Alumni Gala Dinner

WHERE Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong       

Hong Kong politician Sir David Li, Her Majesty’s Consul General to Hong Kong Caroline Wilson, designer Anya Hindmarch, Lady Penny Li and BFC chairman Harold Tillman.

Hong Kong politician Sir David Li, Her Majesty’s Consul General to Hong Kong Caroline Wilson, designer Anya Hindmarch, Lady Penny Li and BFC chairman Harold Tillman.

The British Council and Friends of British Council organised the Alumni Gala Dinner 2012 to celebrate excellence in UK design, and raise funds for cultural and educational programmes in Hong Kong.

The entertainment A silent charity auction of several original artworks.

The guests (Pictured from left) Hong Kong politician Sir David Li, Her Majesty’s Consul General to Hong Kong Caroline Wilson, designer Anya Hindmarch, Lady Penny Li and BFC chairman Harold Tillman.

WHAT Lipsy Love fragrance launch party   

WHERE Gilgamesh, Camden       

Debenhams’ Ruth Sadik and Dahlia Shaffer and Sally Feigin from Lipsy

Industry revellers and celebs turned out in their best glitzy attire to celebrate the launch of young fashion brand Lipsy’s new fragrance. Following their noses to the party were (top, from left)  Debenhams’ Ruth Sadik and Dahlia Shaffer and Sally Feigin from Lipsy.

The entertainment Boy band JLS manned the decks.

The food and drink Mini burgers and classic cocktails.

WHAT Shackleton launch party 

WHERE The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar, Fitzrovia, London            

Shackleton co-founder Rob Fay, Simon Quayle, director of Carnaby  landlord Shaftesbury, Evisu head of retail Yang Yu, and Shackleton director Jon Puddifant.

Shackleton co-founder Rob Fay, Simon Quayle, director of Carnaby  landlord Shaftesbury, Evisu head of retail Yang Yu, and Shackleton director Jon Puddifant.

New London-based retail property advisory firm Shackleton threw a launch party to celebrate its opening. Among those toasting its future were (from left) Shackleton co-founder Rob Fay, Simon Quayle, director of Carnaby  landlord Shaftesbury, Evisu head of retail Yang Yu, and Shackleton director Jon Puddifant.

The drinks Margaritas.

The food Liquorice pipes.

Shhhhhh!

Which retail chief executive began an interview with Drapers by spitting on the floor?

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