Remniscent of pony club rosettes, Dorothee Schumacher’s Skater Romance Headgear launching this June offers a playful way to reinvent your ponytail.
Available exclusively from Dorothee Schumacher, 66-68 Ledbury Road, London W11, £50.Read more →
The Luisa Cerano Autumn / Winter 2016 showcase took place at its Wells Street showroom on Wednesday, 27 April 2016.
Highlights from all five seasonal drops were on display and the editor’s in attendance were without fail impressed by the high standard of design, cut and quality fabrics in use.
Particular favourites were the new season coats in an array of fabrics from lamb fur, cashmere, mohair and tweed.Read more →
On Friday, 22 April 2016, SCPR hosted Tricker’s first ever seasonal press day at its Jermyn Street boutique.
Showcasing the new A/W collections including the Stow Revival boots and the TT biker boot range to the men’s and style press, the morning was a terrific success with editors from Fantastic Man, Wallpaper, Country Life and Shortlist amongst those in attendance.
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The Autumn / Winter 2016 Dorothee Schumacher presentation was held at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair on Thursday 21 April.
The collection was met with great enthusiasm. Inspired by Frida Khalo, Stacy Peralta and the Bones Brigade at the end of the 70s, the focus was on print, detail and luxurious fabrics.Read more →
Dorothee Schumacher’s Ledbury Road boutique welcomed the Wardrobe Fairy (Dani Coha) yesterday for a drop in fashion breakfast with local residents.
Dani made a presentation on her top tips for organising your wardrobe and gave guests advise on the art of decluttering.
Two models were on hand to demonstrate how to wear the latest looks and Ottolenghi provided a delicious breakfast.Read more →
On 12 February, we took a capsule collection of Adrianna Papell dresses to the divine Cowshed Spa in Soho and invited a selection of key editors to come and join us for a morning of pampering. As a pre fashion week indulgence, we hope everyone left a little bit more rested and relaxed in preparation for the AW16 shows. We presented a selection of new season dresses including some show stopping red carpet frocks and the new bridal collection. If only every Friday could start like this!Read more →
We had a great time accompanying a film crew from ITV East around the Tricker’s factory in Northampton. They were filming a piece on traditional British businesses (based in the East) which are staying successful despite many of their contemporaries collapsing. It was interesting to learn that there are 250 operations that go into making a pair of Tricker’s boots and they all take place at the Northampton site. In its hay day Northampton was home to 175 shoe makers today only 5 are left.
Scott Mckee is one of only 3 artisans left in Northampton who still hand makes shoes from scratch (all 3 work at Tricker’s), he demonstrated stitching a sole on to a boot and we saw hundreds of wooden lasts (the models for made-to-order shoes).
Look out for the piece on ITV East’s evening news feature at 6pm coming soon.Read more →
This week the team braved the cold and headed to Berlin for Dorothee Schumacher’s A/W 2016 show. Always a headline of Berlin Fashion Week, Dorothee’s latest collection was inspired by global traveller Thea Porter who brought opulent Middle Eastern fashion to London in the 1960s.
Dorothee says: “When everything is in motion, traditions are a gift, a feeling of secure familiarity which can be taken on travels. They provide security for insatiable curiosity and adventurous passion. And then styles blend, discover one another, find an entirely new common language – global patchwork!”Read more →
“I THINK HOSPITALITY AND COMPASSION GO HAND IN HAND AND HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT.” Dorothee Schumacher
Generous hospitality is a subject that has always been close to Dorothee Schumacher’s heart and so together with her team she has created a limited edition of personally assembled, hand-painted paper place settings to make dining together even more stylish this festive season.
100% of the proceeds from this Limited Edition dinner set will be donated to the medica mondiale organisation, which supports women and girls in war and crisis zones throughout the world.
Limited Dinner Edition consisting of 12 invitation cards, 12 paper sets and 12 place cards £49.00
Available now at the DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER store 66-68 Ledbury Road, London, W11 and online: dorothee-schumacher.com
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Luisa Cerano’s Spring/Summer 2016 training day was an opportunity for retailers from all over the UK to come to the London showroom and learn about the different elements of the new season’s collection. SCPR tagged along to find out more and mentally shop the collection!Read more →
As part of its formalwear sponsorship of the England Rugby team, our client, French menswear fashion label Eden Park provided us with tickets to invite press to various Rugby World Games. We were lucky enough to see France v Romania at the Olympic stadium on 23 September. France triumphed 38-11 and we spent a wonderful evening shouting ‘Aller les bleus’! amongst the other French supporters.
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In the run up to the Rugby World Cup, SCPR negotiated an exclusive campaign with BA High Life magazine (the onboard magazine for British Airways) for its client Eden Park – the French fashion brand which is the official supplier of formal wear to the England team.
In addition to the five page feature article which appears in the September issue, the publication filmed the England team players at their Eden Park suit fitting for an inspirational video which is available on board all BA flights this month.Read more →
British shoe brand Tricker’s factory in Northampton was the setting for the popular 2005 movie Kinky Boots and the cast of the new stage musical, which recently opened on The Strand, were invited to the factory to meet the team and get an insight into the creation of hand made shoes.
In return they were all invited back to a preview of the musical and we were lucky enough to tag along. Without doubt it was one of the best musicals any of us had ever seen. After the performance we stayed behind for a big group shot of the company and Tricker’s staff. The night was made even more special when the director Jerry Mitchell and the legendary Cyndi Lauper (who wrote the score) appeared and joined in. For the first time ever Team SCPR were star struck and sang True Colours all the way home.Read more →
After 15 happy years in Marylebone we packed up the showroom and moved to Camden. Our new office is in the thick of things, just behind the high street and with two roof terraces – perfect for summer parties! On a clear day you can even see Primrose Hill in the distance and don’t even get us started on the food market at Camden Lock!Read more →
On 27th November, SCPR hosted a Fashion Salvage event on behalf of WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) for its Love Your Clothes (LYC) campaign. The aim was to raise awareness of the value of clothes and to shine a spotlight on the amount of good clothes hiding at the back of our wardrobes.
To promote the event and the LYC campaign, we secured interview time for WRAP’s Textile Communications Manager Ali Moore on London Live’s Breakfast Show yesterday morning.
Invitations were sent to London-based fashion bloggers, industry and LCF students. They were invited to visit the Britannia Mill in Canning Town, the largest textile recycling centre in London. Guests such as Susie Lau of Style Bubble and Arianna Cadwallader (from C4’s This Old Thing: Vintage Clothes Show) were given an opportunity to explore the vast array of clothing received by the site in just one day and unearth garments which could be re-styled to create a new-season party look.
Everyone entered into the spirit of the occasion and the evening was a great success. Upcycling style expert Emma Slade of backofthewardrobe.com was on hand to offer advice and judge her pick of the outfits pulled on the night. Barley Massey of Fabrications in Broadway Market brought her sewing machine along and was offering alterations and customisation of the pieces.
Attendees were able to take away their finds and give a home to pieces that were unwanted by others. The outfits of the evening (chosen by Emma) were created by Lisa Snider, Mallory Giardino and Ilishio Lovejoy.Read more →
SCPR and Fashion World launched Liz McClarnon’s (from Atomic Kitten) first collection. They created a boutique swimwear collection which features kitsch prints and pops of colour, perfect for any pool or beach. The collection features Fashion World’s expertise in creating flattering styles for women with Liz’s trademark love of colour and focus on fun.
The launch party was in Mahiki to fit the style of the swimwear. Cocktails were flowing and the hula girls were dancing. It was a fantastic night!
To launch Claire Richards SS14 collection we held a tea party at the Townhouse at the Haymarket Hotel. There were cakes and cocktails galore. Journalists were having manicures and had the chance to hear Claire in conversation with Hilary Alexander.
On September 5th 2013, Victoria & Albert Museum played host to The September Show; a catwalk presentation from emerging Qatari designers as part of Fashion Exchange – an initiative to celebrate the cultural partnership between Qatar and the UK. The venture is just one from a whole year of Qatar UK 2013 events, and the brainchild of businesswoman and former model Farheen Allsopp, and writer Sheikha Raya Al-Khalifa.
Three Qatari designers – Elham Al Ansaari, Hessa Abdulla Al-Mannai and Fathiya Ahmad Al Jaber – partnered with milliner Philip Treacy and luxury accessory label Asprey on the colourful showcase.
To watch the fashion show, please click on the link below
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SCPR organised a bloggers dinner with Marisota to celebrate Mark Heyes’ first collection for AW13. The bloggers were invited to try the collection on and have their photo taken professionally for the blog and take an outfit of their choice home.
MOTHER denim has partnered with model and activist Freja Beha Erichsen to create a capsule collection, benefiting the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a group that Freja is passionate about, set to launch Fall 2013 & hit stores in September.
This is Freja’s first collaboration. Co-founders Lela Becker & Tim Kaeding have always admired Freja’s personal style & aesthetic so it was a natural choice for them to collaborate with her on this collection.
“Freja really embodies what we feel MOTHER is all about. Her presence is what drew us to her but it was her charitable nature that made this collaboration so special. It’s been an honor to work with her for Doctors Without Borders as it is such an important organization that impacts so many people’s lives,” -MOTHER
The capsule collection features the following styles including: The Muse (skinny straight) in five washes, faux leather and The Crystal Cove printed jean inspired from agate and geode crystals, The Welt Zip Muse (moto pant), The High Waist Cutoffs & the Foxy Boxy (chambray shirt).
Freja worked hand in hand with designer, Kaeding, on all of the details including the washes, prints, hardware, fit and tags, to ensure that the collection truly reflects her personal style and one that she will wear. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Tim and Lela, the founders of MOTHER, in this
collaboration to raise some much-needed funds for Doctors Without Borders. We’ve created some beautiful jeans that feel snug and comfortable, yet durable and empowering,” – Freja Ten percent of the retail sales of the Freja + MOTHER will go to MSF, which provides medical care in nearly 70 countries to people affected by war, natural disaster, epidemics, malnutrition and exclusion from health care, regardless of race, religion, or politics. MSF won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work in 1999.Read more →
“I’ve always had a passion for fashion. Whether it’s shopping for a shoot, styling celebs, or checking out the new trends at fashion week. My favourite part of the job though has always been dressing women of every age, shape and size and showing them how incredible they can look.
When Marisota asked me to design a range for them I jumped at the chance.
It allowed me to create a collection of flattering fashions that make the season’s trends wearable, whilst mixing in wardrobe essentials that will
see you through year after year.
The Marisota team really know their stuff in terms of how to cut pieces to make the most of women’s figures and with their expertise and my fashion know-how, we have created a collection that I’m proud to put my name to.
The range, which is called Ava, features my take on clashing prints with a flattering peplum dress, a must have winter pink collarless coat and some great winter florals prints on tops, dresses and jeans. Each piece has been designed to make the most of the wearer’s figure and I hope that the Marisota customers will find that they can look fashionable and stylish whilst still wearing clothes that fit and flatter their shape.”
Last night designers Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer celebrated the opening of Velvet’s first ever store in Brentwood, Los Angeles. They were joined at the party by actress Emma Roberts, Louise Roe, her actor fiancée Josh Slack and The Hangover’s Jamie Chung.
Emma Roberts looked stunning in a Graham & Spencer dress, whilst Louise Roe wore a striking Velvet leopard print dress both from their Fall 13 collections.
Throughout the evening guests enjoyed Californian wine and canapes, whilst taking in the latest looks from the brand including women’s and men’s clothing along with a new kidswear line and handbags, available exclusively at the Brentwood location. Louise Roe shopped Velvetmen with fiancé Josh Slack and the two were all smiles as she picked out clothes for him. Emma Roberts and Jamie Chung were huge fans of the Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby Army Jacket with both rocking the military-inspired look over their dresses.Read more →
The Graduate Fashion Week Gala took place on Wednesday 5 June at Earls Court 2 in London with a champagne reception from 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:30pm
Attendees on the Gala night included; Lady Victoria Hervey, Caggie Dunlop, musician Eve, David Gandy (judge and presenter of the Menswear award), Henry Holland, Zara Martin, Lilah Parsons, Pips Taylor, Zoe Hardman, Roland Mouret, Zandra Rhodes, Todd Lynn, Suzy Menkes, Mary Katrantzou, Mark Heyes and Electra Formosa.
The Gossip – earlier in the day Victoria Beckham attended with son Romeo to take part in a secret question time for selected specially invited students with Colin McDowell.
The Graduate Fashion Week took place from Sunday 2nd – Wednesday 5 June at Earls Court 2 in London, with 40 of the finest of the UK’s fashion education establishments participating.
Enjoying a third year of sponsorship from George at Asda, Graduate Fashion Week is firmly established as the world’s leading event for fashion graduates.
As a registered charity Graduate Fashion Week would not happen without its sponsors and is also delighted to confirm continuing support from other long term sponsors including Mulberry, L’Oreal Professionnel, Rimmel London, Karen Millen, knitwear suppliers Stuart Peters and Barclays.
Showcasing the very best talent from the UK’s premier fashion and design universities, Graduate Fashion Week is one of the most un-missable events on the calendar for both the international fashion contingent and the general fashion loving public. This year the event celebrates 22 years of British trained fashion talent passing through its doors.
At Marisota we celebrate the fact that women’s bodies are amazing by creating fashion that not only fits you but your lifestyle too – whether it’s a red carpet event or just picking up the kids from school. Welcome to the world of Shapeology – a new design breakthrough that combines cutting edge technology with high style and a host of new fitting techniques that help us look our very best no matter who, or where, we are. By listening to over 700 women across the UK our expert team has developed a number of creative solutions for some of our most common wardrobe dilemmas, particularly in problem areas such as the tummy and upper arms – the top two factors highlighted by our researchers. As a result, we’ve incorporated even more strategic stretch and support that enhance your best bits while shaping your silhouette, no matter whether you’re a size 12 or a 34.
Secondly, over 65 percent of women polled wanted more advice on what best suits their body shape. In answer to this, Shapeology isn’t just about helping us achieve the perfect fit but educating our consumer into making the right wardrobe choices, whether you’re an apple, pear or curvy hourglass shape. Additionally we’ve looked at making our wide selection more age appropriate as over half our customers felt they wanted more advice on what to wear, and when. Luckily super stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity designer Coleen Nolan are on hand, providing hands-on advice to women of all ages, both in their own collections for Marisota, and Mark in our extensive range of online video tutorials.
Lastly, Shapeology isn’t just a design element, but a state of mind that extends across our entire product range – from secret sculpting foundation garments to jeans that give you a perkier bum. And, thanks to feedback from loyal customers we’ve raised the fashion stakes too, with updated ranges that include a brand new trend lead collection entitled Edit, that doesn’t steer clear of catwalk trends because you’re not a size 10. Add to that a new brand image, new graphics and an exciting new season ahead, and you’ll see that Shapeology is much, much more than a few quick fixes, but the gorgeous shape of things to come.
Bonmarché is launching an exciting new range of swimwear, designed exclusively by Royal couturier David Emanuel. The collection features monochrome swimwear with graphic prints including spots and snakeskin with metallic detailing, the perfect pieces to transform your beach wardrobe.
“I am over the moon I have been able to design a range of swimwear, it is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many of the women I’ve met in Bonmarché stores up and down the country have asked me what they should wear when they’re away whether on a beach holiday or a luxurious cruise, as they want to feel comfortable and stylish but don’t want to reveal too much flesh. I felt it was important that the collection include a variety of styles such as halter necks and swimdresses, including flattering tummy control, so there is something for everyone. I’ve also stuck to a classic monochrome colour palette which is very on trend this summer and of course suits everyone,” comments David Emanuel.
With a variety of shapes to flatter every figure including bikinis and swimdresses in sophisticated prints, you will never look more elegant by the pool. The one piece swimsuits include light tummy control to flatter your silhouette whilst remaining comfortable and the swimdress features waist-cinching detail to emphasise the narrowest part of your body, while the skirt skims over tummies. Selected styles will also be available up to a size 32.
The collection will be available from http://www.bonmarche.co.uk from 14th July 2013.