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Off The Record: September 9, 2015

Breakfast with Tiffany courtesy of N Brown, a cinema date with Gant and the very best from the 10th annual Scottish Fashion Awards

A fine partnership like no Other

Finery's Caren Downie and Other's Matthew Murphy

Finery’s Caren Downie and Other’s Matthew Murphy

London-based concept store Other/shop has agreed to stock a a 32-piece capsule collection from contemporary womenswear brand Finery London in its Kingly Street store. Finery London launched online through its own website in February this year. Brand director Caren Downie is pictured with Other’s co-founder Matthew Murphy celebrating the partnership.

Breakfast with Tiffany

Martine McCutcheon for Fashion World

Martine McCutcheon for Fashion World

Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon unveiled her debut 10-piece capsule collection for N Brown-owned Fashion World over breakfast at the House of St Barnabas in Soho last week, ahead of its release online on September 18. The actress, who found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in Eastenders in the 1990s, picked out a black polka dot blouse as her favourite item in the collection, which also includes a black jumpsuit, tuxedo jacket and camisole top. Watch a video interview with McCutcheon

Cinema date with Gant

Gant creative director Christopher Bastin, global marketing director Caroline Roth and UK and Ireland managing director Fergus Patterson

Gant creative director Christopher Bastin, global marketing director Caroline Roth and UK and Ireland managing director Fergus Patterson

Swedish lifestyle label Gant invited press and special guests to the Regent Street Cinema in London for an exclusive screening of its new campaign. Creative director Christopher Bastin and global marketing director Caroline Roth caught the red-eye Ryanair flight from Stockholm to join UK and Ireland managing director Fergus Patterson to toast the brand’s new direction with bucks fizz and breakfast canapés.

Lost in Translation

Stenders in Spain

Stenders in Spain

Spanish is a beautiful language, so we were surprised to see this Barcelona body-and-bath shop sporting a name redolent of the grimy residents of Albert Square in Walford E20. Well, we guess it is a soap shop! What next? A perfumery called Corry? A spa named Brooky?

Top of the Scots

Drapers deputy editor Keely Stocker and photographer David Eustace

Drapers deputy editor Keely Stocker and photographer David Eustace

Arriving to the sounds of bagpipes, guests at the Scottish Fashion awards were treated to a highland gathering at the Corinthia Hotel in London last week, hosted by presenter Laura Whitmore alongside Scottish secretary David Mundell and awards founder Tessa Hartmann. Winners included Christopher Kane, who scooped Scottish Designer of the Year, and photographer David Eustace (seen here with Drapers’ Keely Stocker), who was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Charity shop moves online

Management consultant Isla D’Aubigny

Management consultant Isla D’Aubigny

Selling unwanted designer fashion online to raise funds for nominated charities is the premise of Fashion for Change, a new initiative by management consultant Isla D’Aubigny. She believes much high fashion is sold too cheaply by conventional charity shops, which also take a high proportion of the income to pay for the running costs of retail units. On September 14 she will launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise £300,000 for the plan, which complements her existing business clothesagency.com. Details are available on fashionforchange.boutique/campaign and the Twitter handle is @Fashion4Change.

Once an AP girl, always an AP girl

Paloma Faith shot by Alice Hawkins in the Agent Provocateur Knickers Forever autumn 15 campaign

Paloma Faith shot by Alice Hawkins in the Agent Provocateur Knickers Forever autumn 15 campaign

Agent Provocateur has roped in two of its former shop girls for its latest campaign, although consumers may know them for something other than the distinctive pink uniform. Singer Paloma Faith is shot by photographer Alice Hawkin in the Knickers Forever autumn 15 campaign, which launched for the first time on Snapchat and Periscope, aiming to give fans a peek behind the silk curtains straight into the origins of the infamous lingerie house.

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