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Off the record: May 11 2013

Eton Shirts planted its flag, Eleven Paris served hot dogs and British designers popped up.

Finn Jones and Sebastian Dollinger

Finn Jones and Sebastian Dollinger

What Opening of Eton Shirts’ London flagship

Where South Molton Street, London

Rock star Bryan Ferry’s sons Otis and Tara Ferry, actor Thomas Turgoose and TV presenter Will Best joined Eton president Hans Davidson and creative director Sebastian Dollinger (right, with actor Finn Jones) at the converted Georgian townhouse.

Guests wore shirts from the brand’s Red Ribbon or Green Ribbon ranges.

Guinness & champagne Model and DJ Jack Guinness spun tunes as the crowd sipped Moët & Chandon.

What Filson store launch party

Where Newburgh Street, London



Filson chief executive Alan Kirk hosted the opening party for the US outdoorwear brand’s first UK store.

On the guest list Actor Russell Tovey, youth broadcaster SBTV’s founder Jamal Edwards, and The New British editor Kez Glozier were among the crowd.

Amber Le Bon

Amber Le Bon

What Eleven Paris store launch

Where Carnaby Street, London

Premium French brand Eleven Paris threw a party to mark the opening of its debut UK store. Guests included models Daisy Lowe, Amber Le Bon and Irina Shayk.

On the decks DJ Diis Paradiis kicked off the night while Boy George played a set later in the evening.

The food and drink Hot dogs washed down with champagne and beer.

What Opening of the British Designers Collective pop-up boutique

Where Bicester Village, Oxfordshire


Pop star Rita Ora (fifth from right) opened this year’s British Designers Collective boutique

Pop star Rita Ora (fifth from right) opened this year’s British Designers Collective boutique

Pop star Rita Ora (fifth from right) opened this year’s British Designers Collective boutique, a pop-up store collaboration between the British Fashion Council and the Bicester Village outlet centre to showcase up-and-coming designers’ collections at reduced prices.

Village people Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, was joined by participating designers including Henry Holland, Holly Fulton, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.

Which chief executive narrowly avoided seeing one of his staff at a job interview, only because he turned up late for lunch?

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