The week’s movers and shakers:
Farah Vintage is launched with a doodlebomb
The first Farah Vintage store opened on Earlham Street, Covent Garden, to the sound of DJs Fin Munro Kemp and Isaac Ferry (right, son of Roxy Music frontman Bryan) last week, and with Made In Chelsea’s Ashley James and comedian Matt Richardson (above) among the guests. Illustrator Rich Fairhead (top right) ‘doodlebombed’ the store. We aren’t really sure what that means, but it emerged later in the evening he wasn’t entirely sure himself…
Executive team steams into Oasis’s Newcastle store
The Oasis executive team got their hands dirty last week when they took over the running of the retailer’s Newcastle store. The Geordie team won the retailer’s annual store of the year competition and had the day off to go get pampered. Design director Clive Reeve spent time steaming clothes, while creative director Tula Anastasiades (left) and product director Sarah Welsh had a laugh as they styled a mannequin.
A Passion for UK manufacturing
UK manufacturing champion Kate Hills, creator of the Make It British website, brought her vision to life at the inaugural Meet The Manufacturer event at the Old Truman Brewery in east London, where almost 50 domestic producers exhibited. At the drinks reception, Hills (centre left) was joined by exhibitors James Eden of Private White VC (left), Laura Miles of silk weaver Vanners and John Smedley’s Ian Maclean.
Private army fights for Britain
Well-dressed Londoners descended on Private White VC’s Lamb’s Conduit Street store last week to celebrate the launch of photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce’s Manufacturing Menswear project, which aims to help bring British manufacturing back to mainstream menswear. However, the Blighty-inspired feast on offer meant guests left looking slightly less impeccable than when they arrived.
Jumping into Jermyn Street
Jermyn Street was hopping with the opening of Aquascutum’s latest menswear-only store at number 78/79. The head office team led the celebrations,including (from left) menswear designer Tom Harvey, marketing and PR executive Elise Hamer, chief operating officer Mark Taylor and international sales manager Daniel Bradley.