Man I’m tired.
After a great event at Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday evening, and a mysterious tweet from Kylie Minogue (I think she thought I was Charlie Siem who played the violin on the night) I caught up on work late into the night.
After a long day of shows, presentations, events, parties and a dinner with some of the MFM team, here’s a round up of some of the best bits.
One of the best in my opinion, a strong collection with a powerful presentation. I really liked the whole footwear collection, alongside the leather sleeved, black overcoat. Props to Mr Hare and the team for a great presentation.
Showcasing on the 2nd floor of The Hospital Club, I was asked down to meet Paul and the PR team. I’ve covered something for Paul Costelloe before for MFM, but to be honest, it didn’t really grab much of my attention. Seeing the pieces in person though really changed my mind about the brand, as the fabrics really are a stand out feature. Walking through the heritage range, the classic italian tailoring range, alongside the statement pieces, it really is a strong collection from Paul Costelloe. I also got time to chat to Gary Cahill (Chelsea & England Defender) about being the face of the brand and of course the odd footy question.
Of course, one of the most anticipated events of the three days, Topman Design didn’t fail to impress. With a front row consisting of some industry big guns, alongside Tinie Tempah, Nick Grimshaw, Wretch 32, Oliver Cheshire and David Gandy, the collection was strong. With a heavy focus on cropped knitwear, the bright reds showed the colour is here to stay next season. Indoor rain was a great conclusion to a great show.
A presentation which I really wanted to get too was Hardy Amies. A brand favourite of mine, the AW14 collection really is superb. With classic tailoring, and a nod to modern trends, I’d happily buy the whole collection if money grew on trees.
It felt like a tropical paradise at the Orlebar Brown presentation, greeted with a coconut. Of course, the swimwear range is again a very strong part of the collection, with heavy focus on prints. The clothing lacked a little, although their was some navy relaxed chinos which were a must have. Live illustrations from an amazing artist also added to a great event.