Well certainly having road tested the Somerset House walkway’s for her last week I was pleased she made an appearance at the Fashion East show(see last week’s BKS)!!
Showstudio launched last week and is predicatably fabulous…we drank champagne and munched on gorgeous canapés whist viewing the exhibition at the Monday night preview –it is on until December http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/fashion/showstudio/default.asp
Among the wonderful events of Fashion Week Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED hosted a fantastic evening in their cool lounge above the store in Gt Marlborough St. DJ Jerry Bouthier played whilst we viewed the latest static fashion Exhibition which is on until October. Swarovski sponsored designers were shown on the big screen and we rubbed shoulders with mannequins dressed in looks by Giles Deacon, Erdem and Henry Holland to name a few.. do check out the store for those must have pieces… www.swarovski-crystallized.com
Menswear’s day was a whirlwind of activity but one highlight was afternoon tea at 16 Savile Row where proprietor Patrick Grant launched his E.Tautz Spring 10 collection. Sam Bradshaw, Sales and Merchandise Director, showed us a short film previewing the range and we were all thrilled by what we saw! Clearly a brand to watch… www.etautz.com/ss10
The fantastic FBC (Fashion Business Club) www.fashionbusinessclub.net hosted a great afternoon at Il Bottaccio www.bottaccio.co.uk on Thursday. Michael Herz, Aquascutum’s head of womenswear, interviewed guest speaker Nathan Jenden (who is not only creative director of Diane von Furstenberg but has his own stunning label). It was a free and frank exchange and though we learnt a lot we laughed out loud too! Keep your diary free for the next FBC!
BKS: A heavenly make-over or a heaven sent answer to “any budget” wardrobing .. check out Fiona Huntingford’s www.stylestruck.com . This is personal shopping with the emphasis on “personal”..and great wardrobe cleanse’s too!