I had a great afternoon at Lords where we were showing at London Collections: Men as part of the The English Gentleman Show. I took lots of photographs, and the models, including my son Kai, looked immaculate in Savile Row Summer suits and our linen and cotton shirts, ties and handkerchieves, styled by GQ’s Jo Levin.
It was warm and sunny and nearly everyone from the London’s men’s fashion business was there; LC:M’s Ambassador David Gandy, GQ’s Jamie Bill and Bill Prince, Mr Porter who I chatted with about the film they have just done at our factory and is released today on their site, Harold Tillman, Conde Nast’s Nicholas and Georgia Coleridge whose sons Freddie and Alex were also modelling, Dermot O’Leary, Stylist and writer Tom Stubbs and many more. The models all said it was the best job, mingling with the guests, sipping on Chivas Regal cocktails who were sponsors of the event, and drifting naturally around the beautiful rooms of Lords. The Committee Room is hallowed ground and never normally opens it’s doors to the public, so this was a treat for any keen cricket supporter, which may have gone over the heads of just a few including myself until my husband enlightened me. This was the first fashion event I have never managed to coax him along to. He ended up at the bar with Bayode, a maverick designer with a shop in Wardour Street called Pockit.
It was a very beautiful show; and all pulled together by the amazing Stylist Sammy Aki.