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Ever wondered how bespoke shoes are made?

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The following film demonstrates the craftsmanship that goes into the creation of a pair of Tricker’s bespoke shoes – a process which takes nine months!

Founded in 1829, Tricker’s is still independently owned by its founder’s family and remains one of the oldest shoemakers in England.

The Tricker’s factory in Northampton, built in 1903, resolutely preserves the same values, uncompromising standards of craftsmanship and use of honest materials that have been developed through its history.

True British craftsmanship in action.

 

 

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#Traumwelt Dorothee Schumacher 2017

This week the team escaped the rainy weather in London and flew to Berlin for the Dorothee Schumacher S/S 17 runway show. Always a highlight of Berlin Fashion Week, this season didn’t disappoint.

 

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From decoration of the stunning church where the show was held in Berlin Mitte to the soft fabrics and delicate detailing on the clothes, we were transported into Dorothee’s dreamworld inspired by the Kachina – a Native American Spirit being.

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Fantastic prints, waving ruffles and subtle slits imparted a new age of elegance: Ease.  The colour code offered a futuristic interplay between the purity of white, shades of blue and purple and electrifying metallics.  We want it all!

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Rocking Red Lips at Dorothee Schumacher

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Dorothee Schumacher hosted an event for customers at its Ledbury Road store on 9th June.

International celebrity make-up artist Sarah Reygate was on hand to demonstrate how to Rock Red Lips.

Guests were invited to preview the Pre Fall AW16 collection whilst enjoying hand massages from Natura Bisse, pink champagne and nibbles from Ottolenghi.

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Head’s Up from Dorothee Schumacher

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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.

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Luisa Cerano Showcase

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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.

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Tricker’s AW16 Press Day

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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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Dorothee Schumacher AW16 Preview

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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.


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Dorothee Schumacher Welcomes the Wardrobe Fairy

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.

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Adrianna Papell Pamper Morning

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!

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ITV East visits Tricker’s Northampton Factory

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.

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Berlin Fashion Week AW16

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!”

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DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER X-MAS SPECIAL 2015 COME DINE WITH ME

“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 Spring / Summer 2016 Sales Day

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!

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SCPR at the Rugby World Cup

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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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Eden Park Partners with BA High Life

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.

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Kinky Boots!

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.

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SCPR goes to Camden

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!

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LOVE YOUR CLOTHES EVENT

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.

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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.

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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.

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DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER STORE EVENT

On 9th October SCPR handled the launch of the Dorothee Schumacher AW14 collection at its Ledbury Road  store in partnership with Tatler and Absolutely Magazine. Mariella Tandy, Tatler’s Executive Fashion Editor highlighted seasonal trends and her favourite items from the collection, whilst residents from the local area enjoyed a healthy breakfast from Nama food and delicious drinks from Bobo’s Juicery. The event was a great success with over 85 guests attending. Dorothee Schumacher donated 20% of all proceeds to The Rugby Portobello Trust, a local Nottinghill Charity.

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FASHION WORLD LAUNCH: LIZ McCLARNON LINGERIE COLLECTION

SCPR executed the launch of Liz McClarnon’s first intimates collection for Fashion World on 25 September.  The event was held at the Ham Yard hotel in the sumptuous courtyard suite.  Guests were invited to drop in throughout the day to see the new collection on our model and watch the two films we created for the event.  Liz joined us in the evening to meet editors, bloggers and give interviews.

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LAUNCH: DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER AW14 COLLECTION

SCPR is excited to announce its appointment to handle the launch of the Dorothee Schumacher AW14 collection at its Ledbury Road store on 9th October 2014, in partnership with Tatler and Absolutely Magazine.  Mariella Tandy, Tatler’s Executive Fashion Editor, will be on hand to share her insight on seasonal trends and styling tips, whilst customers enjoy a healthy breakfast and discover the AW14 collection.  Dorothee Schumacher will be donating 20% of all proceeds from the morning to The Rugby Portobello Trust, a local Notting Hill charity.

Since 1989, Dorothee Schumacher has steadily risen through the fashion ranks to become a globally recognised label with over 600 retailers worldwide in 43 countries. Celebrating 25 years, the AW14 collection explores ‘luxury grunge’, teaming casual oversized coats, pullovers and blouses with open hand knits, delicate mohair and layering.

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DESA NINETEENSEVENTYTWO SS15 Showcase

Premium leather accessories line DESA NINETEENSEVENTYTWO showcased its SS15 collection during Fashion Week at the Palazzo Bovara, Milan. Guests included Suzy Menkes- International Vogue Editor, Antonella Antonelli -Editor in Chief Marie Claire and Valeria Mangani- Vice President of  Alta Roma. DESA NINETEENSEVNTYTWO has already secured numerous international stockists including Silvia Bini, Bernardelli, Farfetch, Luisa Via Roma and Degli Effetti. The next stop will be Paris where DESA will be holding appointments at its showroom on 49 Rue Saint-Roch, 75001 Paris from 26th September to 2nd October 2014.

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LIZ MCCLARNON

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LIZ MCCLARNON LAUNCHES HER FIRST SWIMWEAR COLLECTION WITH FASHION WORLD

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!

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VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

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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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MOTHER + FREJA

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 MOTHER + FREJA – MOTHER DENIM PARTNERS WITH MODEL AND ACTIVIST FREJA BEHA ERICHSEN

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.

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MARK HEYES LAUNCHES HIS FIRST COLLECTION FOR MARISOTA

“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
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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.”

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EMMA ROBERTS ATTENDS VELVET STORE LAUNCH IN BRENTWOOD – LA

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.

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