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Summer is in the air but the Autumn Winter collections will soon be arriving in the shops. Here’s our sneak preview of more of the best shown at London Fashion Week! Impressive is this Alice Temperley embroidered skirt, jumper layered with matching coat (shown above). This year the centre of focus of London Fashion Week was at the Store Studio, 180 The Strand which featured catwalk shows, fashion installations and showrooms.

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Halo & Co impressed with nautical coloured gems on seahorse earrings!

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Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane – necklace and bracelets dazzled us!

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More sea-inspired jewellery from Halo & Co at the Rock Vault, The Strand.

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Barrus’s runway showed  minimalist sleek white  jumpsuit with plunging necklines!

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At Robert Wun collection at the Store Studios, The Strand.

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We liked these HEIO cubic handbags!

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…and these Ennigaldi handbags!

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Trying on glam glasses at  Sunglass Hut at The Store Showrooms, 180 The Strand

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This beautiful hand-bracelet by Lily Gabriella is based on cyclical designs….

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…and we were wowed by this ring by GFH by Nilufer

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Pedro Palmas showed high glam with sequin and sheer fabric at the Felicities Press Lounge, at the ME Hotel, The Aldwych.

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We liked this shaded blue shirt dress with signature prints from Tramp in Disguise

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Giving the trends outside The BFC Store Studios during London Fashion Week

Lamborghini WALLpaper at LamboCARS.com

London Fashion Week is not just about the buzz inside on the catwalks but what also goes on outside. More and more we’ve been seeing celebrities and fashionistas arriving in supercars and classic cars their arrival in itself a fashion statement.

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We look at over a thousand fashion shops in London and then pick the top 200 and review them in detail. From luxurious Bond Street to edgy Shoreditch and Brick Lane we give unbiased reviews of the hottest places to buy fashion. Here we give an excerpt from the upcoming edition of Fashion Fabulous London.

Belstaff, 135 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TQ t: 0207 495 5897 |Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm | Nearest Tube Bond Street, 5 min walk | http://www.belstaff.co.uk | Category: British Heritage |TOP 200 Shop  |Womenswear and Menswear |Own label |Sizes: Women: 4-16,   Men: 34-48                                

The only thing missing from this store is the sound of cool motor bikes revving up and 1920’s aeroplanes taking off. Founded in 1924 in Staffordshire, Belstaff made its name through the innovation of water resistant wax cotton fabrics Belstaff’s classic belted four pocket jackets have had historically a following that included T.E Lawrence and in modern times David Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and British trial racer Sammy Miller. In-store you’ll see proudly displayed awesome motor bikes, a table loaded with books on aviators and motorcyclists  that have influenced the collections. To the rear is a dedicated room for Belstaff – Goodwood collaboration. This is a British company but the leather is made in Italy.

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On Women’s: Belstaff draws inspiration from female aviators Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart using leather, shearling, wool, and rabbit fur. The androgenous pieces mixed luxury with practicality. I tried on an eggshell toned leather aviator jacket priced £1395 featuring a front belted neck and waist with three zips that were a bit of a struggle to close.  Service was friendly and the assistant was happy to try different sizes and shapes and he helped with the zip. The changing room was very amenable with a very good table, three mirrors, sofa, and gold wall hooks. I liked the suede yellow fringe sleeve coat at £2250. Lots of jackets, coats, and parkas are essentially the same as the men’s but there are lace dresses, short skirts such as a terrific red leather mini that has real and definite femininity.DSCN6026-2

On Men’s: I tried on a waxed cotton classic jacket with the signature square front pockets that rocked with a Union Jack at the back for £550 celebrating one of the firm’s anniversaries. There are more men’s than women’s with a good selection of jeans, biker boots and brown leather jackets.

Belstaff also has stores at 14 Lamb Street, Spitalfield, E1 and Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12, and is stocked in Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols and Stuarts, Shepherd Bush.

Ratings:  Wow factor: 4 shopping bags; Choice: 4 shopping bags; Service: 5 shopping bags; Price: £££££

5 shopping Bags = Excellent  4 shopping Bags = Very Good

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ErdemLook 1.jpgErdem showed an impressive collection at the Old Selfridge Hotel, London W1. Key looks were statement sleeves. Each piece is cut and hand-stitched.

Erdem London Womenswear Fall Winter 17 London February 2017

Another great design from Erdem for AW17! We can recommend a visit to Erdem’s very elegant boutique, 70 South Audley Street, London W1.The ground floor houses the main collection and the lower floor pre-season.

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Emerging designer Luke Antony Rooney showed complex abstract panelling at On|Off London at the Barge House Oxo Tower, South Bank.

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Luke Antony Rooney is London-based! He looked like he was having fun with textures and colour!

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We liked the mismatched stripe. All part of the mismatched patterns key look for this Autumn.

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Wearing Lilac and Silver Flower Hat with pink and grey coat with statement sleeves

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The On|Off After Party was just one of the great parties at London Fashion Week that we went too. The Monkey Shoulder/Disar0nno Monkey Godfather cocktail was excellent! And pretty potent! Ginger Monkey went down a treat too!

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At On|Off London at the Barge House Oxo Tower, South Bank.

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And on a more refined note, we definitely enjoyed the Rohmir runway show that was entitled El Castillo Secreto: A Magic Journey…

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Designer Olga Roh wowed us with lush vibrant fabrics cut to classic Spanish styles.

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Finale: Key looks were rose prints and black lace sheer trousers. The audience that included Lady Blumfields and Olga Mayr editor of Russian Roulette magazine were also treated to some wonderful flamenco dancing! A beautiful collection and an entrancing catwalk collection!

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On the front row wearing black ruffle dress

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With Boxing Olympic Medallist Joe Joyce! At the Rohmir runway show.

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Fashion Fabulous has been tracking Edeline Lee for several seasons now and once again she rolled out another great collection. A key-look were peach ruffles which we liked!

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Mint green dress with blue buttons and buckles also featured well in her collection…

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…and we liked this oversized statement sleeves with tailored jacket too!

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From feminine Victorian  ruffles and winter florals to gangsters and military looks, these are just few of the great  latest catwalk looks we saw at London Fashion Week.  Beautifully made! Temperley Printed Dreams collection featuring delightful floral embroidery with lace-up necklines (see above).

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Han Wen runway show looks are to empower women inspired by female gangsters at Fashion Scout, Covent Garden. Think Clockwork Orange!

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Han Wen’s runway featured bold colour and chunky lace-ups!

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Han Wen key pieces also featured pleated transparent skirts revealing and concealing legs!

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Roksanda impressed with influences of Mark Rothko shades of cherry, red, and chestnut..

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Bringing you the latest looks from the front rows of London Fashion Week!

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IN TRANSIT: Haizhen Wang showed large collars, oversized patch pockets and wrapped waistlines at the Swiss Church, 78 Endell St, London WC2

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Haizhen Wang referenced elements of parcel packaging and incorporated in into a very inventive collection!

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Haizhen Wang presented deconstructed tailoring matched with heavy quilts

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Here’s a shot of the Annderstand catwalk finale where velvets and military were mixed with softer prints! Designer Ge Yu from China took elements of masculine tailoring and paired it with frayed and distressed details.

 

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Wearing black and red geometric cut-out dress with shocking pink T-shirt worn underneath. Paired with black suede double lace-up heels and black micro bag.

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Red cape worn over black velvet beaded statement sleeves and feather heart hat with red crystals and hand-painted in gold.

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Victorian details have a contemporary feel in the Milo Maria show. Most outstanding are the high ruffled collars and oversized long cuffs. Ribbons and ties are worn as straps and tied around the wrist.

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High shine is a key look for next Autumn/Winter and Milo Maria black jacket is sure to be in demand

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Wide-leg trousers and slouchy tops for the office was part of  Milo Maria’s vision

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Russell at the Mondrian Hotel, South Bank, London

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London Fashion Week famed for its womenswear catwalks also feature a selected number of outstanding menswear shows. This is a new designer and was one of the best! Harry Xu’s show at Fashion Scout, Covent Garden had a  vision attempting to symbolise the conflict between reality and fantasy explored through a journey from teenage street-style to modern society mature man.

Here are our highlights: Among the key designs were the paired-three graduated sized pockets featured on coats and jackets (see above).

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Contrasting Panels: This one was in white with stripe down the sleeve and contrasting panels at the back.

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Translucent chiffon shirts matched with  wide-leg trousers. For the more fanciful there were embroidered floral shirts too!

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There’s a lot of blue this season and Harry Xu pulls it off in a very wearable way!

 

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Floral crystal coats were an important feature in this collection.

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Intricate embroidered hoodies! A great catwalk show!

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Harry Xu enjoying the applause

 

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Tracy Rose with TV presenter and producer Julie Liping Zhou

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Backstage with Harry Xu after the show. Fashion Fabulous TV interview coming soon!

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One of the great things about being insiders to the fashion industry is that we get to go along to fashion trade fairs and see the new collections before the general public. One of the best of the fashion trade fairs is the Scoop London Show at The Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London. Hot off the press is our round-up of some of the best that will be hitting London shops soon!

First up, great shoes from Freya Rose ! (see above)

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Freya Rose with Tracy Rose… (Freya is no relation to us!…although it would be great to have a shoe designer in the family!)  The standout feature is the Mother of Pearl hand finished heels.

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This Bolongaro Trevor designed coat unzips to give different looks…

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Nadia Minkoff handbags are available at Nico Didonna’s boutique in Soho, London and many other great stores.

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Scoop was very busy with fashion buyers over the three day event.

028Barazandeh Paris are new to the UK and produce some very attractive beaded mittens and socks. Definitely an accessory name to watch for 2017!

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The Vanessa Bruno brand needs no introduction and this burgundy coat was a big hit.

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Tracy Rose showing Vanessa Bruno dress

…Florals will carry through very much into next autumn/winter.

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Marion Foale with model.

Marion Foale’s designs are hand-knitted in Britain. She told us that they are stocked in the Margaret Howell store on Wigmore Street. The shop is known for stocking greys, black and white – “yes she has stocked my greys….and navys too!”

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Hudson London showed Liberty print velvets on masculine shapes. Shoes are available in Selfridges, Harrods and House of Fraser.

050-1O. Yang Jewellery. Beautiful shapes between £100-£250 were exceptional value.

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O.Yang designer Octavia Yang with Tracy Rose

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We look at over a thousand fashion shops in London and then pick the top 200 and review them in detail. From luxurious Bond Street to edgy Shoreditch and Brick Lane we give unbiased reviews of the hottest places to buy fashion. Here we give an excerpt from the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London.

Smythson 40 New Bond Street, London W1S 2DE | t: 020 7629 8558 | Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm, Thurs, 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm | Nearest Tube Bond Street LU, 4 min walk | www.smythson.com

Category: Classic, Heritage |TOP 200 Shop | Womenswear, Menswear | Own label |

Walk through their Bond Street doors and experience 120 years of contemporary design and heritage style. The holder of three Royal warrants, in the 1920’s Smythson produced stationery for European Royals and Indian Maharajas. Nowadays, for fashionistas the main event is the definitely wow handbags You’ll find high quality lady-like designs by the former Prime Minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron (who in 2007 created the famous Nancy Bag) now off to launch her own fashion label. No prices are visible on items, so you will need to pick them up to look inside and it feels a bit prohibitive to do that here. The sales staff veer on the sniffy side, but are first class bag tour guides. Each bag comes with its own tour! The exterior is very formal; inside it’s tastefully decorated with white columns and arches.

On Women’s: Many bags have product branding, including “Established 1887 Smythson of Bond Street” arranged over three lines, so is very conspicuous. The 1887 Tote in calf leather with lambskin interior is £1495, whilst a large Tote from the Eliot collection at £1250 made in soft nubuck and taurillon has their signature Nile blue thread and striped lining. Also interesting colours such as was the pale blue Panama zip Tote at £595. Also there’s a good range of clutches, purses and key rings to match. Classic wallets are around the £200.

002-1On Men’s: We liked the denim blue briefcase at £995 that comes with a wing lock closure that is available in black, brown or navy. The 24 hour travel bags were very smart at £1205. A laptop bag in black, or a brown goatskin computer case £1100 with handles, were hard to choose between. Another tote bag with shoulder strap was £1295. The large navy shoulder messenger in deerskin Burlington Collection could hold two laptops, was £795, and with two zippers looked attractive.

Smythson is also available at 135 Sloane St, SW1; 214 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11; 7 Royal Exchange EC3; Selfridges, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols.

Ratings: Wow factor: 3 shopping bags; Choice: 4 shopping bags; Service: 4 shopping bags; Price: £££££

5 shopping Bags = Excellent | 4 shopping Bags = Very Good | 3 shopping Bags = Good

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It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

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Restaurant critic and fashion writer Russell Rose reviewed more than 280 restaurants and cafés in his book Veggie & Organic London. Gate Hammersmith has been one of the most popular and successful vegetarian restaurants in London so when Fashion Fabulous learnt that a new sister restaurant The Gate: Seymour Place had just opened two months ago as soon we booked in to check it out! A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites.

The Gate: Seymour Place, 22-24 Seymour Place London W1H 7NL | Marble Arch LU, 10 min walk | Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm.

Vegetarian, European, Modern  T: 0207 724 6656   http://thegaterestaurants.com/seymour-place

A welcome addition to Marylebone’s restaurant scene, The Gate Seymour Place’s vegetarian food is inspiring but at times let down by some poor service. Take the booking service. We phoned through for a good table in advance only to find that when we arrived we offered a table in their empty basement. A bit of a shame as the ground floor was packed full. Our advice would be to reserve for 7pm at which there’s a very good chance you’ll secure a table where all the action is and avoid any offer of being seated in the basement or by the ground floor bar.

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The miserable table was made up for with the inviting menu offerings of eight starters, seven mains and seven desserts. Starter of Cous Cous Fritters (see above), presents as three slightly spiced cous cous and feta fritters balls with a Moroccan style carrot puree and was a delicious. Three Onion Tart turned out to be a good choice too and arrives as a slice consisting of leeks and shallots baked in a parmesan pastry topped with caramelised red onions that had a yummy lightness and delightful flavour finished with balsamic reduction.

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On mains, the photogenic Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake is a well-constructed tower of sautéed girolle, pleurote, pied de mouton and trompette mushrooms, with rocket and cheese finished with a delicious lemon truffle dressing and was an excellent dish.

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Fashion-wise, it’s very relaxed casual dress and attracts a central and north London mixed aged crowd from twenties to seventies. Among the labels spotted were Margaret Howell, Whistles and Cos.The restaurant has a fairly plain and minimal décor but pleasant enough.

Signature main dish of Aubergine Schnitzel (picture 1) was as good as we had at The Gate Hammersmith. If you like veggie moussaka, you’ll love this. It comes layered with smoked cheddar, basil pesto, roasted red peppers and plum tomatoes. Unfortunately, this time round the Lyonnaise potatoes varied in temperature but otherwise was a very good dish and to be recommended.

Mains come up quite large and whilst we ordered a side dish of Chunky Polenta Chips with aioli to share they were a bit of a disappointment.

The long wine list has a choice of vegan, organic and biodynamic choices as well as cocktail, beers and ciders. When we asked the waiter to suggest wine pairings to our food he looked bemused that anyone make such a request of him. In the end, he suggested a Malbec to go with everything and advised that the speciality of the house Natural Wines were not so good. Ordering a carafe of Malbec La Mascota at £25, it was of average quality and nothing to write home about. Wanting to experience something from the organic/biodynamic Natural Wine Selection we opted for an Austrian white, Grüner Veltliner at £8.50 a glass to go with the Risotto Cake that turned out to be very good indeed and one we can recommend!.

A two course meal with drinks is about £40.

V&O2%20Cover_0002-2For a full review of The Gate Hammersmith read the current edition of Veggie & Organic London available in all good bookshops and book websites priced £7.99.

…And for the most fashionable places to shop in London, see our latest book Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition available from all good bookshops including Waterstones, Harrods, Selfridges, Foyles, Stanfords Travel, Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House, Daunt, Easons, Wall & Jones, Bohemia Road, and Present-London. Internationally, it’s at Barnes & Noble in NY and bookshops in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Russia, and throughout the world and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites priced £12.99.

It reviews in detail the Top 200 fashion shops and 130 great venues where fashionistas eat and drink in London. Fashion Fabulous London 3rd Edition can also be ordered from our international distributor, Kuperard, telephone +44 (0) 0208 446 2440

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/tracy+rose/russell+rose/fashion+fabulous+london/9563347/

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When we heard that Sophie Ellis-Bexter was performing at the launch party at The Lalit London Hotel and the dress code was glam, we knew that this was going to be a great event not to be missed!

Among the celebrities glamming up the red carpet were Ashley James, Ella Eyre, Jack Guinness , Alice Chater, Roxy Horner, Amy Jackson, to name but a few.

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Here’s us arriving at this marvellous five star luxury boutique in Tooley Street close to Tower Bridge wearing Rohmir coat and Coast dress http://photos.hollywood.com/photo/lalit-london-launch-30811613/  Brrr…it was cold that night!

Inside, the architects had done a great job converting this famous school into a superb hotel but still keeping some the “school” themes into the facilities that gives the gracious décor a sense of fun too!

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Fashion labels we spotted included Prada, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Ted Baker and some very high Bollywood styles! Only the stellar actor Steven Berkoff (above) dressed down – but then he exudes do much charisma anyway!

The main restaurant, Baluchi at The Great Hall, had been cleared of tables and Pommery champagne flowed throughout the evening and delicious Indian snacks including white crab, salmon, chicken, speciality breads and vegetarian choices were served.  The cuisine is very much contemporary Indian made from high quality organic ingredients!

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Looking up there’s the Gallery that offers a spectacular view of the Great Hall, wonderful chandeliers and serves afternoon Tea.

012-1The hotel sports some great bespoke Indian art. So no surprise that we were entertained by some wonderful Indian musicians!

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And then next up was Sophie Ellis-Bexter performing a terrific set. So great to see her up close and personal!

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Finely crafted cocktails!

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A couple of Pina Coladas went down a treat in the Headmasters room!

So we look forward to visiting Lalit again soon!

The Lalit London Hotel, 180 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR Tel +91 11 4444 7474 http://www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-london/

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We look at over 1000 fashion shops when we write each edition of our book series Fashion Fabulous London. In our second instalment of our coverage of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 collections we take a look at some of the more emerging brands that you may not have come across elsewhere. Among our favourites was an impressive Sid Neigum Show at the British Fashion Council Show Space, Brewer Street Car Park, Soho.

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Sid Neigum uses signature modular origami designs.

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Very commercial were the Teatum Jones prints also at the BFC Space, Soho, London.

091-1 We loved the diversity of the models at the Bao Ta catwalk show in Kensington!

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This Bao Ta couture dress with butterfly print wowed the audience!

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At the show was model  Jade Igilma and singer Christine Allado who will be starring in a forthcoming BBC production of West Side Story with Andrei Bocelli  both wearing Bao Ta LFWSS17 runway. Actress Lily Frazer was there too who will be in the DreamGirls at the Savoy Theatre.

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Just a few of the great designs shown at On|Off during LFW

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Fashion Fabulous’s Tracy Rose at the On|Off Presents  evening! On|Off is always at the forefront of emerging fashion!

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A few more great designs shown at On|Off at the Vinyl Factory !

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Great party at Wolf & Badger x Swarovski collab! We loved these Esin Akan handbags!

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Fashion Fabulous’s Russell Rose enjoying the fashions at the Wolf and Badger Dover St store

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Tracy Rose reporting on the Ashley Williams Show at Brewer St Car Park, Soho, London

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Here’s two great designs that caught our eyes at Fashion Scout, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden

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Saha is a London design brand that caught our eye with interesting floral patterns at Fashion Scout, Freemasons Hall, Covent Garden

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At a London Fashion Week party at the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge

For more fashions in our Fashion Fabulous at London Fashion Week SS2017 series see Part 1 on https://fashionfabulousuk.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/fashion-fabulous-at-london-fashion-week-ss2017-part-1/ !

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