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Style Addict News & Views from the Capital 20th May



What’s the Stori? {mosimage}



Yesterday saw the grand opening of Stori’s new shop over in Shoreditch. Pop along and check out the latest range of kitschy bags and shoes. From this autumn you’ll also find a selection of Stori handbags stocked in Liberty’s and Graham & Green.



Stori, The Clerk’s House, 118 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 Tel: 020 7739 9757




LFW Re-location


{mosimage}London Fashion Week last February received bucket loads of moans and groans due to its unpopular Battersea Park location. Taking note the British Fashion Council have decided to move the event once again – back to its original home alongside the Natural History Museum, South Kensington. There’s also talk of another move, this time involving the schedule. Anna Wintour, along with other key industry players recently met with BFC chairman, Stuart Rose, to express the view that LFW would benefit from more international press/buyers if slotted between Milan and Paris. Stuart Rose and his chief executive, John Wilson, are now discussing the idea with organizers from Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. If the re-schedule goes ahead Wilson has promised that the event will not get cut short. “Between six and seven days is the right length of time for buyers to do the catwalks, exhibition, shops and showrooms in London,” he told Drapers Record. As it stands London Fashion Week is due to take place between 18th – 22nd September after New York, followed by Milan and Paris.



Fashion In Motion: Anne Valérie Hash


{mosimage}Couture designer Anne Valerie Hash will be presenting her Summer 2005 collection at the up-and-coming V&A Fashion In Motion event. Anne Valerie Hash cites Coco Chanel as her greatest inspiration. Her craftsmanship and deconstructionist slant have been applauded for bringing a contemporary edge to the traditional world of haute couture.


Anne Valérie Hash: Fashion In Motion at the V&A, Raphael Gallery on Friday 27th May 2005


Fashion shows at: 13.30, 15.30, 19.00 & 20.30


Entry is free but tickets are limited so booking is recommended. Tickets are now available telephone: +44 (0)20 7942 2820 web: www.vam.ac.uk


The next Fashion In Motion event is scheduled for Wednesday 13th July 2005 and under the spotlight will be designs from Gianfranco Ferre.



Fashion Fringe Last Call


Anyone tempted to enter the national Fashion Fringe competition the closing date is just a week away. Log on to www.fashionfringe.co.uk to download an application form and read up on all the terms and conditions. For anyone with a passion for womenswear this competition is most certainly worth a look.  


Fashion Fringe 



Out & About…


Kash Point – Seaside Special{mosimage}


Getting in the summer mood next week is Kash Point with plenty of seaside frolics and all the usual dress-up tomfoolery. Nathan Evans presents Punch & Jude full puppet experience, Paul Neesham’s Punchinelloor and Niyi sings his social shanties. DJ’s include Mr. Menthol, OAP and Bishi.


Kash Point, Sea Side Special

When: Thursday 26th May 10.00pm – 03.30am

Where: Moonlighting, 17 Greek St, Soho, W1

Cost: 9E / £5.83 approx




LFF Boutique Evening


The London Fashion Forum is making a night of it over at their Kingly Court Boutique. Housing over 20 up-and-coming womenswear and accessory designers the boutique is hosting a lethal combination of wine, nibbles and fashion. Known as the stylists best kept secret – the boutique offers pieces that are fresh and unique – which certainly makes a nice change from identikit High Street fashions. Plus there’s a 20% discount with every purchase made over £20.

When: Thursday 26th May 6pm – 9pm

Where: LFF Boutique, 1.12-1.13 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1.


London Fashion Forum Boutique - Kingly Court



Style Spy: Kaiser Chiefs


You may have noticed the Edwardian mood creeping into shops up and down the High Street. Think high collars, delicate fabrics, lace, ribbons and fitted blouses. Funnily enough, the much talked about band of the moment, the Kaiser Chiefs, have gone for an Edwardiana meets modern day mood for their latest pop video. Filmed this week, the ‘I Predict a Riot’ promo features an assortment of Edwardian characters, kitted out in the very best Edwardian attire courtesy of the vast BBC costume department.


Edwardian characters on set for the Kaiser Chiefs Pop Promo - 'I Predict a Riot'





By JoJo Iles











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