Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sat Dec 4th - Designer Sample Sale this weekend

Its an enslaught of sample sales down in Shoreditch this weekend but my absolute favourite is a collective of London's new school talent. The designers are there in person so its a really nice relaxed and chilled set up to meet the person behind the label and have a natter. The thing I really look forward to is finding rare archive pieces that are remaining in their personal collections. Its the perfect opportunity to invest in classics at accessible prices or snap up a special that has been made for the sale. Cooperative Designs have put together some cute little framed artworks and colourful block scalfes from remnants of past collections. Carolyn Massey even has show-pieces in her selection including these Swedish back pack splints from her last S/S runway show. Julian J Smith has a couple of one-off party dresses, one of which had been snapped up by Little Boots shortly before my arrival.......... so get down to Brick Lane quick to guarantee you get the bargains.......... or just have a snoop through the windows of the artists houses on Fournier Street (or is that just me? I love peering thru trying to guess whose house is who?!)

Top to Bottom: David David with an extensive set of garms & paper screen prints, Noel Stewart who has a couple of unique hats made for editorials including a massive black creation originally commissioned by Alex White for W Magazine, Anna Patternity who brought her own polka dot mugs for tea, Beautiful Corrie Williamson jewellery which I want to start collecting one day soon, Julian J Smith sporting one of Noel's Into Africa caps from The Darkroom series, Maria Francesca Pepe who has just launched an online shop for those of you who will miss this sale, Rebeka Vitka with her new line of jingly jangly stick men jewellery, Carolyn Massey's menswear with exquisite finishing and linings at excellent prices.

4 Wilkes Street , E1 10AM-6PM Sat & Sun

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