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Off the record, November 4 2011

Drapers gets the lowdown on the latest gossip and reports back from the hottest parties and events.

Superga stars A host of revellers joined designer Henry Holland (far right) to celebrate the launch of House of Holland’s collaboration with Italian plimsoll brand Superga at Shoreditch House. Superga’s (from left) Simon Bamber, Jason Fairclough and Fraser Hamilton were among those who scooted along to the bash.

Fun lovin’ Criminal Streetwear brand Criminal Damage hosted a catwalk show and party at nightclub Pacha London last week. The event, I Love Pacha … I Love Fashion, featured a catwalk show in the club’s main room with collections from Criminal Damage (pictured) and Jacqui Clements.

Bridge brands Jessica Minh Anh, director of model agency J Model Management, made history when she hosted the first fashion show on Tower Bridge’s 61m walkway, 44m above the River Thames. Among the dresses on show was one by Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker (left, as worn by Minh Anh). Swimwear label Paolita’s creative director Anna-Paolo Papaconstantinou and managing director Joseph Bachman were in the audience.

Henri pops up Lifestyle brand Henri Lloyd opened a pop-up shop on London’s Lamb’s Conduit Street last month. (From left) GQ’s Robert Johnston, Paul Strzelecki of Henri Lloyd and GQ’s Jamie Bill went along to check it out.

The shop will remain open until the end of December and will feature a selection of pieces from the brand’s autumn 11 outerwear range, as well as a limited-edition Ocean Racer jacket.

Great Scott Harvey Nichols hosted a preview event for womenswear label L’Wren Scott’s spring 12 collection at its Knightsbridge store.

The event was co-hosted by fashion and brand consultant Sydney Ingle-Finch (far right), along with L’Wren Scott (centre), while actor Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa (far left) were among the guests. TV presenter Mariella Frostrup (below, centre) also joined Hoffman and Scott.

Japanese takeaway Sushi and sake was on the menu when Japanese retailer Uniqlo celebrated the reopening of its refurbished Regent Street store and the 10th anniversary of its UK launch. On the guest list were (above right, from left) model Jade Parfitt and designer Jasmine Guinness, TV presenter Jameela Jamil (top left) and blogger Bip Ling (bottom left).

One True flagship Men’s young fashion brand One True Saxon enjoyed a knees-up to mark the opening of its flagship store in Nottingham. Enjoying a beer or two in the store were (from left) Richard Robinson, Nigel Vallis and Sean Farrell from One True Saxon, Chris Carr of creative agency Canoe Inc and William Barnes from FHM magazine.


Which footwear brand’s European sales manager got so drunk at Schuh’s 30th birthday party that he locked himself out of his hotel room in the middle of the night and was found in the corridor in his underwear at 4.30am?

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