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Off the record, October 18 2014

The week’s biggest parties and events.

Jacques Vert walks for a good cause

The very charitable Jacques Vert group held its second annual Coatwalk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with some very stylish walkers spotted on the route around St James’s Park in London. The walk was followed by a catwalk presentation of Jacques Vert’s autumn 14 coat collection, led by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky (pictured with the Jacques Vert team), althoughwe’re not sure why she skipped a coat of her own for the occasion.

 

Joanna David, Emilia Fox, Natasha Kaplinsky, Group Marketing Director Mark Aldridge, CEO Teresa Tideman and Alex Jones

Joanna David, Emilia Fox, Natasha Kaplinsky, Group Marketing Director Mark Aldridge, CEO Teresa Tideman and Alex Jones

Schuh rocks to a different beat with Shellys london

Hot dogs, gin cocktails and temporary tattoos were the order of the day at Tommy Guns hair salon in Shoreditch last week to celebrate the arrival of iconic footwear brand Shellys London at its new
UK stockist Schuh. Guests browsed the new spring 15 collection to the sounds of 1990s throwback hip hop and R&B hits from Rock the Belles DJ Emily Rawson.

 

Shellys X Schuh

Shellys X Schuh


THE Cambridge Satchel Co has it in the bag

The Cambridge Satchel Company celebrated the opening of its new flagship in Covent Garden last week. The huge array of satchels on offer was almost eclipsed by the number of celebrity guests carrying their own, while Drapers spotted The Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane (right) sharing a joke with TV presenter Donna Air.

 

Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane (right) sharing a joke with TV presenter Donna Air

Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane (right) sharing a joke with TV presenter Donna Air

The Dulwich Trader hits 25

Family, friends and customers mingled happily at the in-store party that marked the 25th anniversary of The Dulwich Trader, the lifestyle store in south-east London founded by Penny Tomlinson (far right). She later added her other stores, Tomlinsons and Ed, in other parts of Dulwich. Pictured with her here are daughter-in-law Katharine MacLaverty, son Dan Rigby and Chris Roberts, the store manager, who has racked up 22 years of service at The Dulwich Trader.

 

Penny Tomlinson (far right) with daughter-in-law Katharine MacLaverty, son Dan Rigby and Chris Roberts, the store manager, who has racked up 22 years of service at The Dulwich Trader.

Penny Tomlinson (far right) with daughter-in-law Katharine MacLaverty, son Dan Rigby and Chris Roberts, the store manager, who has racked up 22 years of service at The Dulwich Trader

McQueen fever builds

Some 16,000 tickets have already been sold for Savage Beauty, the V&A’s monster retrospective of Alexander McQueen’s work. Drapers was given a taster at last week’s official launch (above). The event will have 30 garments not in the original retrospective, devised by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dates are 14 March to 19 July 2015. Buy tickets at www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty

 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Kilimanjaro is conquered

Well done to Rosie Birchenough and Victoria Hart, stalwarts of the Drapers events team, who with 13 of our colleagues carried a copy of Drapers to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last week to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Big thanks to Gore for providing boots and jackets. The group have raised an incredible £41,000 so far. Help them hit £50,000 at www.justgiving.com/rosie-birchenough

 

Kilimanjaro: Rosie Birchenough and Victoria Hart

Kilimanjaro: Rosie Birchenough and Victoria Hart

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