Thursday, 23 June 2016

MR PORTER Summer Social

You haven't truly experienced a summer in London until you escape to a rooftop party. Hidden in plain sight, storeys above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, drinking in views of the surrounding cityscape as much as the cold refreshment in your hand... It helps, of course, if the infamously indecisive British weather doesn't hijack the party with an untimely shower. Alas, guests of the MR PORTER Summer Social were not so fortunate, but when celebrating the end of yet another exciting London Collections: Men, nobody's spirits could possibly be dampened - even if their suits wore the odd spatter.

MR PORTER Summer Social

Hosted on the private roof terrace of the Ham Yard Hotel, the MR PORTER Summer Social was served with a cornucopia of cocktails, canap├ęs and classy individuals. As mellow music drifted in between the chatter, plentiful helpings of gelato were spooned to sweet-toothed guests from MR PORTER's personalised ice-cream cart. It was the perfect moment for the LC:M collective to let their hair down (figuratively speaking), after a busy four days of menswear shows and after-parties.

Prior to Graduate Fashion Week earlier this month, I hadn't been particularly visible on the fashion week circuit for the greater part of a year. Adapting to a new life between Surrey and London was destined to impede on my day-to-day blogging. This summer, however, I feel I'm in a much better place to be more involved in the fashion scene and with my fellow fashion bloggers, as much - if not more so - as during my university years. It felt a joy to be shooting photos and mingling with familiar faces on a London rooftop, all the while sipping generously on a delicious "Don Porter" cocktail, mixed exclusively for the Summer Social by Don Papa Rum. I was having such an enjoyable evening, in fact, that I forgot about a fashion show I had been meaning to attend.

When time did come to head on home, MR PORTER made sure their party guests didn't disappear without a few souvenirs. While one shouldn't judge a party by its gift bags, MR PORTER lived up to their reputation. Alongside a custom leather bracelet made for me by Miami accessories label Miansai, there was a beautiful Drake's pocket square, a bottle of the Don Papa Rum I had sampled earlier that evening, and a pair of tailored swim shorts from beachwear brand Frescobol Carioca. All sure signs of a very stylish summer.

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Harriet & Georgia, Ely's Yard

(06-06-2016) Harriet & Georgia
Twin sisters Harriet (left) and Georgia (right) are students at Bath Spa University, studying Fine Art and Fashion Design respectively. Their identical outfits are from Urban Outfitters, with exception for the equally identical Converse trainers.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Oliver Proudlock, 180 Strand

(11-06-2016) Oliver Proudlock
Oliver Proudlock, founder of urban fashion label Serge DeNimes, filming at London Collections: Men.
Proudlock wears a Diesel Black Gold t-shirt, rings by Theo Fennell, and a Serge DeNimes necklace.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Paul, Wilkes Street

Street Style - Paul Treacy, Graduate Fashion Week
Paul, who works in musical theatre, is sporting a blue camo bomber jacket and trousers from Reclaimed Vintage.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Clio Peppiatt AW16

Clio Peppiatt AW16

Welcome to Motel Clio. We wish you a pleasant stay.

As part of the On|Off showcase at London Fashion Week, The Vinyl Factory on Marshall Street was transformed into an art deco hotel lobby, complete with a powder blue Chesterfield sofa, shaggy rugs, fringed lampshades, and a hotel porter serving fairy cakes. The guests, eccentrically dressed in Clio Peppiatt, lingered about the lobby like characters in a murder mystery.

The themes behind Clio Peppiatt AW16 coalesce The Grand Budapest Hotel with The Shining, to produce a glamorous, vintage-inspired collection, featuring faux fur coats, embroidered bomber jackets, silk pyjama suits and sequin dresses. To finish these looks, Clio has collaborated with a number of equally creative individuals: jewellery designer Tatty Devine, for the covetable miniature suitcases; milliner Francesco Ballestrazzi, for the berets and eyemasks; and footwear label Streetzie, for the unbearably cute, high-heeled bunny slippers.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Peter Jensen AW16

Peter Jensen AW16

"Peggy" by Danish-born designer Peter Jensen is named after Peggy Guggenheim, 20th Century art collector and socialite, whose personal style and attitudes - particularly during her later years in Venice - inspire the AW16 collection. Like living sculptures, exhibited on pedestals dripping with white paint, each look seeks to reflect the dress sense of the late Peggy Guggenheim, which includes frills, leopard print, and artwork reminscent of that by American sculptor Alexander Calder, who crafted sculptural earrings for Guggenheim herself. For many of the looks, Jensen has collaborated with Becca Jewellery to match this famously pictured style.

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