London Design Festival 2019

Chelsea has an extraordinary design heritage and renowned for its bohemian free thinkers and creative throughout the centuries and for the very first time, will be participating in this year’s London Design Festival 2019 with the creation of the Chelsea Design District. From 14-22 September, celebrate the neighbourhood which is rich in artistry and artisan making with a series of events, experiences and talks.

Highlights include:

  • Collaboration with Caroline Issa, Monica Vinader – a series of events across London Design Festival to celebrate the collaboration, colour and distinctive design.
  • Timothy Oulton Flagship store launch at Bluebird – the daring furniture and interiors brand is launching its new worldwide flagship gallery at Bluebird, featuring its most iconic designs alongside rare vintage collectibles and one-offs, including a custom-designed spaceship.
  • I-Made at Saatchi, 19-22 September – Saatchi hosts the inaugural I-Made, London’s first exhibition solely dedicated to Italian design and manufacture along with talks and workshops that capture the country’s passion, innovation and craftsmanship.
  • The Art of Persuasion, the National Army Museum – major exhibition exploring the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as ‘Official War Poster Artist’ during the Second World War.
  • Peter Jones & Partners presents a story of their building – Chelsea stalwart Peter Jones presents the fascinating story of its Grade II listed building, with a pop-up exhibition exploring how the shop has changed from 1877 to today, as the store prepares to renovate its iconic façade.
  • ‘The World of Kaffe Fasset’, Anthropologie – an exhibition to include new and exclusive pieces as well as treasures from the past.
  • Collaboration with Winch Design, The Rug Company – a unique exhibition celebrating the collaboration between The Rug Company and Winch Design
  • Waste No More, Eileen Fisher – zero-waste initiative that brings together creativity and innovation. Learn about how Eileen Fisher is changing the way clothes are made from sustainable sourcing to her innovative take-back initiative. Thursday 14 September, 6-8pm
  • Hidden Reef collection launch, Annoushka – discover the new Hidden Reef collection, inspired by the abundant textures and colours of the organic life found below the sea, and learn more about the craftsmanship behind Annoushka’s designs.
  • Series of ‘how to’ masterclasses, Little Greene – To celebrate the introduction of three new finishes for September, they will be hosting a series of ‘how to’ masterclasses at their Chelsea Showroom.
  • Drawing attention: The Digital Culture of Contemporary Architectural Drawings, Roca London – an exhibition curated by the professors at Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard and Carnegie Mellon Universities which reveals the promise and the speculative future of drawing: its capacity to structure, imagine, realise, speculate, transform, politicise and activate the design imagination.
  • ARTEFACT FOOTWEAR PATTERNS FUTURES, London College of Fashion – Challenging the notion of how products change and influence the world we live in, ARTEFACT FOOTWEAR PATTERNS FUTURES exhibits selected work from London College of Fashion, UAL’s MA Artefact, Footwear, Pattern and Garment Technology and Fashion Future’s graduates. Private views: Thursday 19th 6-8.30pm, Friday 20th 11am-6pm, Saturday 21st 11am-6pm
  • Exclusive new Barnaby Gates tile collection, Parkside – Parkside has announced its collaborated with Barnaby Gates. Drop by their Chelsea Design Studio to be one of the first to see the new collection. Open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Peloton – your chance to experience Peloton, book an appointment at the King’s Road showroom, to try the Bike, get a personalised tutorial and learn about their Digital offering.
  • Farrow & Ball, 19 September– hands-on creative demonstrations and imaginative installations, and get bespoke advice from colour experts.
  • Lema – Presenting the highly customisable LT40 modular storage system by David Lopez Quincoces, resulting from a long conceptual study and an attentive industrial development. Visit Lema’s King’s Road Flagship Store to discover this and other new, iconic designs. Lema X LDF Cocktail Reception: Thursday 19 September – 6.30-8.30pm
  • The Ilse Crawford’s pop-up, George Smith – a pop-up exhibition space showcasing new pieces from Ilse Crawford’s collaboration with George Smith and other brands.

Pick up a copy of the London Design Festival to enjoy the area even more, popping into restaurants and bars to receive exclusive discounts in celebration of the festival. Show your guide whilst dining and indulge even more with these offers:

  • Rabbit, SW3 4UP – Receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine from their vineyard in West Sussex and famous collection of ‘mouthfuls’ on arrival. Please show your guide on arrival and note the offer is only available at lunchtimes.
  • Manicomio, SW3 4LY – Renowned Italian is offering 15% off a la carte during the festival. Quote ‘LDF’ when booking.
  • Gallery Mess, SW3 4LY – arty and historic Gallery Mess is offering a 20% discount on food and drinks when you present your guide.
  • Sticks N Sushi, SW3 4NY – Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling Sake whilst dining.
  • Hans’ Bar & Grill, SW1X 0AW – Receive 15% off the total bill when dining at Hans’ Bar & Grill. It’s popular, so we recommend booking. Use quote ‘LDF2019’.
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Model Holding a Bazaar Bag c. 1959 - Mary Quant archive

Mary Quant Exhibition

This April, the first international retrospective on the inspirational British fashion designer, Mary Quant, opens at the V&A with the King’s Road proud to be the leading sponsor.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition explores 1955-1975 and the years in which she revolutionised the high street whilst harnessing the youthful spirit of the 60s. 120 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photographs – many of which have never been on display before – will be on display, showcasing Quant as a role model for women, challenging conventions and popularising the mini skirts, coloured tights and tailored trousers. The fashion icon inspired young women to rebel against traditional dress worn by mothers and grandmothers and the show will explore some of her most memorable moments, from receiving her OBE to the evolution of rising hemlines.

From her small boutique, Bazaar on the King’s Road, to leading international label, Mary Quant revolutionised British Fashion with energy, flair and rebellion.

Book your tickets here – and take a stroll along the King’s Road to be part of the history!

#WeWantQuant

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Get wedding ready with BOSS

Spring and summer see an influx in wonderful wedding invitations and whether it is your own or a friends, you will want to look impeccable for the occasion. at BOSS, they take great pride in their tailoring expertise and with their advise, you can be confident in the knowledge that BOSS is best suited to your sartorial needs whether the Groom, a Groomsman or a guest.

Book a personal shopping appointment with one of their suit specialists and from the initial consultation to the final fitting, they will ensure your experience is tailored to your requirements. As a final addition, select complimentary personalisation across shirts, ties and pocket squares to make your outfit truly memorable. This exclusive offer is only available until 31 May 2019 so make sure you book your appointment whilst you can.

* Complimentary gift and personalisation only valid when purchasing your full outfit at your personal shopping appointment in-store. Personalisation only valid on BOSS pocket squares, ties and shirts. HUGO BOSS reserves the rights to exclude products made of materials not from embroidery. Unfortunately they cannot accept personalised products for exchange or refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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Budd London, Lower Sloane Street

Budd arrives in Chelsea

After more than 100 years in Picadilly Arcade, Budd are excited to open their doors to a second shop in Chelsea at 93 Lower Sloane Street. For the discerning gentleman, whatever their age, find their ready-to-wear shirts, including new design Slim Fit Shirts, nightwear, dresswear, ties and accessories as well as the opportunity to experience their made-to-measure service.

If you’re looking to discuss the optimum dress-code or explore the world of made-to-measure, their fantastic team will be on hand to share their expertise. This new outpost, takes Budd out of its comfort zone and places it in front of a new and for the main part, younger, style conscious audience, introducing them to a Budd’s core styles, principles and DNA.

More information can be found on their website here.

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Violante Nessi – Pop-Up

Violante Nessi, the Italian womenswear brand have landed on Ellis Street, for this winter only. The eponymous fashion designer seeks to celebrate the values of true Italian fashion and rediscover elegance in her designs, designing for women who are proud of their femininity and passionate about life itself.

Throughout November and December, they will be hosting a number of exciting events perfect for your diaries:

Violante Nessi & Raw Press Cocktails: 22 November, 5-9pm, hosted by Bianca Luna (from Grazia.it) & Annabel Maldomado (Business of Fashion)

Violante Nessi Christmas Cocktails partnered with Truffle Italia, The Good Life Eatery and Select.to, 27 November, 5-8pm, hosted by Violante Nessi and Fionna Benveniste

Violante Nessi Party Collection presentation, 1 December 10am – 7pm, hosted by Violante Nessi and Fiorina Benveniste-Schuler

Violante Nessi & Cipriano Cocktail, 13 December 10am-9pm, hosted by Olivia Innocenti-Buckley and Olivia Buckingham

Violante Nessi Holiday Cocktail, 20 December 5-9pm, hosted by Violante Nessi

Visit 4 Ellis Street, the first Violante Nessi boutique, for womenswear embodying pure elegance and made of impeccable quality.

 

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BOSS Celebrates the King of Pop

Join Hugo Boss on Sloane Square for an exclusive evening that pays tribute to the King of Pop. As sponsors of the ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ major exhibition at the National Portrait gallery, BOSS invites you on 4 October to a live Q&A with British Artist Graham Dolphin and Lucy Dahlsen, Associate Curator at the National Portrait Gallery hosted by the Style and Grooming Director at British GQ, Teo van den Broeke.

Michael Jackson’s significance is widely recognised when it comes to fashion and music, but his impact on Contemporary art is a lesser told story. However, this landmark exhibition ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ explores the influence of Michael Jackson on leading contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley and Graham Dolphin.

Book your place at this exclusive evening with Andy Dolphin, where his new work entitled ‘Thriller BOSS Black’ that was created in collaboration with Hugo Boss will be unveiled. The piece uses the 2018 edition of the iconic white BOSS suit which Michael Jackson wore on the ‘Thriller’ album cover, as a canvas to draw some of the most memorable lyrics written by Michael Jackson in the  artist’s signature style.

Guests can enjoy drinks, canapés and be in with a chance to win an art package and free entry to ‘Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ exhibition’ up on signing up to the Hugo Boss Experience Programme. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your place, please email RSVP_uk@hugoboss.com with ‘NPG Event Sloane Square’ as well as your name and the name of your guest.

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“How Not To Wear Black” Anna Murphy Book Launch Party

On 4 October, enjoy an evening celebrating the launch of ‘How Not To Wear Black’ by Anna Murphy, in partnership with The Fold.

Anna Murphy draws on years of knowledge to help women find their ‘clothing happy place’ and will host a style masterclass (starts at 7.15pm) where she will reveal all the tips and tricks up her sleeve to ensure every woman puts her best foot forward and can create a sustainable wardrobe to serve her day in day out for years to come. Listen to extracts from the book as well as have the opportunity to ask Anna your own personal style dilemmas.

Tickets cost £20 and are bookable here  – admission is included as well as champagne and nibbles, your own personal copy of the book, a gift card for The Fold.

 

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Annoushka Jewellery: Behind The Scenes

On Saturday, 7 July head behind the scenes at Annoushka for a journey through the jewellery brands philosophy and inspiration.

From 2.30-4.30pm, enjoy an welcome talk in-store, a short talk from Design Director, Liz Olver, with time for a Q&A, a chance to flick through Annoushka’s sketch books, delicious tea-time drinks and bites to eat, plus try on some of the fabulous jewellery in store. t

Tickets cost £19.31 and can be booked here.

These will be quarterly sessions so keep your eyes peeled for the next!

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Saturday Night Fever Pitch: The Madness & Magic of Football Style

Football fans and fashion lovers, this evening is just for you!

Celebrate the off-pitch fashion of the beautiful game with Simon Doonan, author, football fan and Creative Ambassador for Barney’s New York, in conversation with ES Magazine Editor, Laura Weir.

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn about the style choices of football stars which offer a fascinating insight into the heart of the sport. In his new book, ‘Saturday Night Fever Pitch: The Madness & Magic of Football Style’, Simon Doonan examines the lives of footballers, through the lens of fashion, celebrating the magic and madness of its culture.

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