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Off the record, September 9 2011

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

Bubbly women Diane Sykes (centre) of womenswear brand Hauber threw a bash at its showroom to showcase its spring 12 collection. Sipping champagne were Penny Pullen (left) and Debra Cox from womenswear indie Jeanne of Oadby in Leicestershire.

Carnival crew Rum cocktails flowed as indie rocker and model George Craig (right, with singer Diana Vickers) spun some beats at Wrangler’s VIP Carnival Party at the Bumpkin restaurant during Notting Hill Carnival. Wrangler’s (above, from left) Nicola Flinton, Emma Mainoo, Adam Mansell, Edoardo Brutti, Rita Sidhu and Sam Haigh enjoyed the Caribbean vibe.

Tweed deeds Glasgow’s Cardonald College won College of the Year at the Business to College Awards, after developing a programme to help the Harris Tweed industry recruit talent. (From left, pictured at a Harris Tweed mill) weaver Kelly Jenkins, and James Sugden and Margaret Macleod from Highlands and Islands Enterprise programme visited the college in recognition of its efforts.

Up the garden path Diesel hosted a garden party as part of its Island Ambassador campaign during Notting Hill Carnival, where guests were treated to a barbecue and DJ sets from the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Toddla T and Hanna Hanra. Guests included (from left) Diesel’s Richard Storer and Carl Marshall, actress Jaime Winstone and designer Pam Hogg.


Which guest was spotted indulging in a few too many public displays of affection with her other half at a recent high-profile industry party?

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