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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Fashioned from Nature

This is the first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.

Look at fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dying processes which invites visitors to think about the materials we wear today.

A must-see for every fashionista!

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