The Closing party for London Fashion Week at the Rise SuperClub in Leicester Square. The event will be the last night of London Fashion Week SS14. The party will feature catwalk shows from some of the London Ethnic Fashion House’s home-grown London Fashion Designers, including Soumia, Rebecca Saahli Goh, Carlotta Barone and Jennifer Onah – who have featured in London’s Graduate Fashion Week and London Fashion Week shows before. Guests will include buyers, models, press, photographers and bloggers from the fashion world. All proceeds from the tickets will go to Capital FM’s charity Help A Capital Child. The exclusive fashion party will start from 7pm and go on till 10pm after which there will be an afterparty at the club till 3am.
Rise Superclub is an over 18’s venue. Please provide valid photographic ID on arrival. We only accept driving Licenses and passports. Rise Superclub does not accept large groups of 12 or more unless pre-arranges with the venue. Rise Superclub only accepts mixed groups of a balanced ratio of males to females.
Men: Collared shirts are advised. No sportswear, caps. No trainers, Pradas/Gucci trainers. No shoes with white soles or Timberland boots. Hard soled shoes ONLY.
Ladies: Smart dress only. No flat shoes, sandals or flipflops.
The King’s Road in London is iconic. It is an epicentre for fashion’s ‘kings’, a monarchy of exclusivity, quality and superiority.
Back in the days of swinging London, Mary Quant and her boutique ‘Bazaar’ on 138a King’s Road was the initial catalyst to the King’s Road’s synonymy with fashion innovation. Although Quant is given credit for the invention of the ‘miniskirt’, she accredited ‘the girls on King’s Road’, who had encouraged her to push the boundaries and make skirts even shorter. Since then, King Road was the go-to for independent, quirky boutique stores that were frequented by the post-war, sexually-liberated and fashion-conscious women of the modern era. Today, Susie Bubble claims that the relevance of the King Road has declined, describing it as ‘a little bit posh-posh-ra-ra’, and I would agree to an extent. The upper-class glitz of Made in Chelsea and the expensive restaurants and bars have influenced the public’s perception of the road. But I believe that this inherent sensation of exclusivity adds to the distinct fashions of the area; a strong emphasis on bespoke couture, quality and luxury is not only widely admired, but has created a kind of ambition for those who one day wish to walk down the King’s Road decked out in the sophisticated attire that is synonymous with Kensington and Chelsea.
You can walk down the King’s Road any time of the year, day, or week and always spot a fashionista. Fully aware of this, two London Ethnic interns (myself and Sophie Frater) ventured down the King’s Road to capture whatever street styles we could find. The odds were against us; it was a Friday afternoon at the start of August, when the who’s who of Chelsea would most likely have been frolicking in Cannes or Ibiza, but unsurprisingly we came across more than a few people who caught our eye…
Our men’s wear buyer, Ed at London Collections: Men sporting Rabbit Hole London Jacket- one of then many collections we liked here at London Ethnic.
First thing Monday morning, the London Ethnic team were ready to spot some talent. Armed with an SLR, a notepad and a keen eye, we selected only handful of favourites in each show.
The first catwalk show we attended was the International Show, which showcased the cream of the crop of Graduates from design schools around the World. The show proved that international fashion has taken leaps within the last few decades. It has defied the Chanel-infused traditions of simplicity and has broken boundaries.
Connie Riisker Berge of Esmod Oslo crowned her models with entangled circular fascinators and soft, Russian-like bobbled hats. Risker Berge opted for natural beige and monochrome colours, focusing her collection more on unusual shapes, pleats and structures.