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Off the Record, October 26 2013

The Drapers social whirl.

Supreme artworks

Streetwear label Supremebeing teamed up with artists’ forum The White Canvas Project to take over a rooftop in Shoreditch for the unveiling of a collection of limited-edition varsity jackets, hand-painted by the forum’s artists. Guests enjoyed hot dogs washed down with rum, while the artists (pictured) created live artworks.

Jack Wills goes rogue

Jack Wills opened its 59th UK store at Bluewater. Shoppers were treated to a surprise appearance from Britain’s Got Talent stars Loveable Rogues, who played a live acoustic set in the store.

Life and Soulland

Danish menswear label Soulland hosted a dinner to celebrate the opening of a pop-up shop inside The Shop at Bluebird in Chelsea. Blogger Steve Salter joined Soulland co-owner Jacob Kampp Berliner and Drapers’ Graeme Moran for cocktails and duck-based culinary delights.

Ethical evening at ASOS

Etailer Asos launched its autumn 13 Asos Africa collection with a private dinner for friends and press last week. Asos sustainable business manager Claire Hamer (pictured) talked guests through the range, now in its eighth season, which is created in collaboration with SOKO, a Kenyan clothing workshop that provides fair and safe employment and training for some of Kenya’s poorest communities.

Social in Soho

US company Bronto Software, a cloud-based marketing platform for retailers, held a party at London’s Soho Hotel last week. Guests including Drapers’ Keely Stocker (pictured with Bronto founder Joe Colopy) munched on fish and chips and sipped green cocktails, made in the colour of the brand’s dinosaur logo.

Sheepish shenanigans

Woolly fanatics gathered at the launch night of Wool Yorkshire, an exhibition and campaign aiming to promote the region’s reputation as the home of luxury fibres and fabrics. The exhibition, at Leeds’ Victoria Quarter shopping arcade, coincided with the Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week and saw students from Leeds College of Art create work to showcase wool in the world of fashion. Guests included Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Yorkshire Stan Hardy (left) as well as a pen of party-crashing live sheep.

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