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    FASHION WE LOVE – Opificio V Milan

    Honestly, we can’t get enough of this brand….

    Opificio V Milan

    I own a pair of Opificio V Milan’s Wonderful Blue 100% Linen Decolletè and aside from the gorgeous packaging these are the most comfortable pumps I have worn in a minute – there is also something to be said about the denim-blue colour too, it is the richest.  In the first of a series called ‘Fashion We Love‘ I interviewed Paola Caracciolo, the founder of Opificio V Milano… this is what she had to say about her growing brand. Read more…

    Fashion Designer’s Resource Book Series Live Again

    Finally the #FDRB playlist is live again! Nearly two years ago YouTube took them down and they have finally been reinstated (sadly my views have been reset). Here are the first three – I will have a new one live shortly. We are back on track…so stay tuned. To keep up with us you will need to pick up the book here and follow the series.

    The #FDRB video series discusses the topics of case studies, rising fashion capitals, useful organisations and global fashion weeks, all subjects covered in Chapter 1 of the FDRB, ‘An overview of the industry’, and much more. Be sure to pick up a copy of the book named ‘A must-read for all aspiring fashion designers’ by ELLE, InStyle and The Design Trust. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts below!

    Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Event at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles February 2015

    Red Carpet Green Dress celebrated the sixth consecutive year of the sustainable design campaign with a gala at the Chateau Marmont’s legendary Penthouse 64. The event also signalled the launch of the exclusive capsule collection ‘No Red Carpet Needed’, a collaboration with uber-cool brand Reformation. On the night six timeless and ready to wear wear versions of previous Red Carpet Green Dress Oscar gowns were revealed. The collection, which encompassed Reformation’s celebration of the feminine figure with effortlessly cool and chic silhouettes, saw a percentage of sales donated toward MUSE School CA.

    Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration from Suzy Amis Cameron on Vimeo.

    The event was sponsored by one-stop eco-shopping experience Lux & Eco, luxury vehicle brand Audi and artist Jason DeCaires Taylor.

    Okapi Summer Party

    Okapi’s Summer Party was lovely – held in association with The Elizabeth Street Party we celebrated Hanneli’s Sloane Square store launch in style on Thursday evening. Hanneli Rupert is very much the African luxury pioneer and her bags and accessories are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…whilst also being sustainably made.  The Sloane Square Summer party sprawled out onto the street where we were treated to cocktails, freshly-made pizza, live music and a lively group of fashion lovers, friends and supporters of her brand. Hanneli is in love with African design and craft and you can tell as soon as you touch one of her bags – I love my blue one, it follows me nearly everywhere and is made from locally-sourced materials. More pictures to follow…

    Find out more about the brand here.

    Alexander McQueen Play

    On Thursday night I finally got the chance to watchMcQueen the play in London with Shingai (you can follow her here and here) – it was a fantastic night, well worth watching. Award-winning actor brilliant Stephen Wight took on the title role of Lee McQueen and an equally yoked Dianna Agron played Dahlia in James Phillips’s play McQUEEN directed by John Caird running at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June – the play also starred Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow.

     

     

    McQUEEN is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion’s greatest contemporary artist.  Set on a single London night the production took us nto the phantasmagoric mind of the legendary scottish designer as we journeyed with McQueen and his quirky companion and alter-ego for the night, Dahlia, to confront his demons and air his innermost thoughts. Poetic and haunting the writing should leave all creative souls inspired as the play deals with the darker parts of Lee’s life including  recurring themes of depression and suicide.

    Alexander McQueen’s significant relationship with  early investor Isabella Blow is explored as was the brilliant designers’ obsession with his craft and perfectionism – it should be noted that the recreation of the iconic Alexander McQueen gold feathered coat tailored from lacquered gold feathers was extremely impressive. After the play we caught up with the stunning and talented Sophie Apollonia, one of the ensemble dancers. If you are in London and loved anything about the man himself, go see the play. As the exhibition is currently on in London too at the V&A this is the perfect accompaniment.

    General information:

    Website: www.mcqueentheplay.com | Facebook: facebook.com/McQueenThePlay | Twitter: @McQueenThePlay

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