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Off the Record, August 12 2011

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

Pedal power Timberland created an Earthkeepers Power Camp at the recent Camp Bestival music festival in Dorset to celebrate the brand’s Earthkeepers range of footwear.

Fine fillies Designer Jeff Banks (centre) joined up with Debenhams to launch Fashion on the Field at the Soho Hotel, London, last week. Debenhams, Banks, milliner Yvette Jelfs and Clothes Show creator June Barker will look for the best-dressed racegoer at the Ebor Festival, York.

Child-friendly Fuse Hallett Retail has opened its third Fuse Loves Save the Children concession, in Robbs of Hexham. The concessions sell items donated by brands at charity shop prices, with all takings going to the charity. Pictured are representatives from Save the Children and Hallett Retail.

Mouret gets personal Designer Roland Mouret recently took time out of his busy schedule to host a personal shopping evening at Selfridges in Exchange Square, Manchester. Mouret took to the stage to talk through his collections, which were modelled at the event, and tell the audience about the inspiration behind his designs. He also posed for a snap with two of the models.

Luke Ness Young fashion brand Luke held a boat party with Inverness indie Cafferys on Loch Ness to mark the brand’s 10th birthday. The brand’s Luke Roper took the helm before joining Luke’s Simon Poole and Cafferys’ Keith Mccaffery (centre) to sink some beers.


Which fashion designer owns so many pairs of shoes that his shoe shelf buckled under the weight of them all and collapsed this week?

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