Saturday, 19 September 2009
Sat 22nd Sept: Black 'n ' White
So it was the first day of fashion week opened by Boris Johnson who gave a hilarious speech and closed with a reception hosted by Sarah Brown at No.10 Downing Street. Here are some highlights from the day including:
a) Erin O'Connor and Stephen Jones at the "Hedonism" presentation...........a selection of 5 London miliners showcased their new collections on a rotating platform designed by Michael Howells..............all the hats including Noel Stewart and Soren Bach are now on display in the exhibition space.
b) Stylist Kim Howells on the Red Bull as she is working round the clock saving the lives of 5 different designers.......Piers Attkinson, Hannah Marshall and myself
c) Susie Bubble in a new headpiece that was a gift from a fan delivered to her hotel suite whilst she was in New York for fashion week
d) Dean Quinn showing as part of "Ones to Watch"
e) The Cooperative Designs ladies Annalisa and Dorothee filled with glee at visiting No.10
The evening was a very emotional experience for us as the room was filled with the fashion industries establishment toasting to the capital's creativity..........and we had been invited to join in! Having worked worked worked worked worked to the bone to fulfill our life long dream, this was the thumbs up that we have got there! WOW!