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Off the Record

The Drapers social whirl.

Topman and Yr Store get creative
Print specialist Yr Store held an event at Topman’s Oxford Circus shop to celebrate the launch of its customisable range. Tequila cocktails helped guests to unleash their inner creativity and design their own Christmas-themed T-shirts and accessories.

Festive selfies at St Christopher’s Place
St Christopher’s Place in London launched its Festive 489 campaign, which refers to the 489 strides it takes to navigate the shopping area’s 34 stores. A competition was launched to win £500 to spend in one of the shops, with entrants asked to take a selfie with one of the destination’s bell boys and tweet it with the hashtag #festive489.

Shooting Autumn 14
Drapers’ fashion team started work on our autumn 14 specials with a menswear shoot last week. Streetwear is next on the agenda. The menswear special is published on January 18.

Fashion suits up for charity
Well done to the 35 runners from the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust who participated in the annual Santa Run in London’s Victoria Park for the second year in a row. The team (pictured) raised more than £3,500 for the trade charity.

Celebrating young fashion talent
Design school Istituto Marangoni celebrated its London fashion campus’s 10th anniversary with the UK launch of its Bravo Portraits exhibition, which features the school’s final-year fashion and design students. The evening was attended by designer Henry Holland (pictured with Istituto Marangoni students) who performed a DJ set.

An uplifting night for lingerie brands
The UK Lingerie Awards 2013 took place at the Freemasons’ Hall in London earlier this month, with winners including Gossard for The UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year award (pictured). The UK’s Favourite Lingerie Retailer of the Year went to Debenhams, while Spanx, Rigby & Peller, Selfridges and Figleaves also took home prizes on the night.



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