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A CITY GUIDE TO MILAN: STYLE AND CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE IN EUROPE’S LEADING FASHION CAPITAL

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MILAN

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The Milanese public Tram in Central Milan

Not forgetting AC and Inter Milan Football Clubs for all you avid sports fans out there. For those intrigued about discovering Milan, if you like Paris then you came to the right place for sought after luxury designer shopping and high end restaurants take your fancy

Ciao Milano.

The city’s historical landmarks the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral testify to centuries of art and culture including Leonardo da vinci’s mural ‘the last supper’ housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent pays homage to the grandeur of Italian Renaissance.

 

THE BEST HOTELS IN MILAN

NYX HOTEL MILAN

This stylish new concept and contemporary hotel in the heart of Milan’s city centre is every fashionista’s dream as it’s very close to all the main attractions and just a stone’s throw away from the shopping Mecca of via Corso Buenos Aires and Central Station area of Eateries, bars and bustling nightlife.  Metro station access Republica, Centrale and Porto Venezia are all within walking distance from the hotel.

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THINGS TO TRY AND EXPERIENCE

DUOMO DI MILANO CATHEDRAL

The historic Landmark Duomo di Milano is one of Milan’s most treasured gems being the most grandest Cathedrals in the world that you will ever encounter with its Gothic architecture is quite impressive in all it’s all awe and beauty. I really do think it’s worth visiting and you can gain access to the inside of the building by buying a ticket pass for a couple of hours at a price of 3-4 Euro’s. Tickets can be purchased by the issuing tourist ticket office nearby which is not alot as you get to admire the art work of the cathedrals stained glass windows and visit the Crypt in the lower levels of the building. Separate passes for lift access to the roof is also available at a extra cost too for great views over the city.

Top image: Stain Glassed Window. This image Rooftop of Milan’s Cathedral

 

 

 

PORTO GENOVA

Just imagine the streets aligned with an array of your favourite restaurants and bars to cater to all cuisines both local and international taste this would be where it’s at. It’s like a mini Amsterdam situated along the canal as you watch the day go by. But just remember restaurants close at 3pm and re-open at 7pm to bear this in mind compared to what you’re used to elsewhere in the world. But you must try The Apitervo bars and restaurants who offer a complimentary drink and a food buffet offered at various places along the canal and rather enjoyed taking a stroll along the canal and worth exploring day or night.

 

MILAN FASHION WEEK
Arriving in Milan for Men’s Fashion Week over the summer I just did not know what to expect as it was my first hand experience of visiting the city while doing a bit of sightseeing in between the shows. Already I just knew there was so much I wanted to see and experience during the next few days before returning home to London. Just out of curiosity I was so keen to compare how the Italian’s do fashion week over here in Milan compared to us Brit’s in London. It really took me by surprise how good it actually turned out – no words. Camera Moda the equivalent of the British Fashion Council organise the bi-annual Fashion Week Schedule which require accreditation for both Press and Photographer’s if you happen to get approval is a great way to take in shows and atmosphere during the duration of Milan Fashion Week. But, if you’re not one of the lucky few who can secure an invitation you can still hang around outside the shows and do some street style spotting of fashion influencers on the scene and participate as a blog photographer.
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Edith Marcel Spring Summer 2020 Menswear / Womenswear Show at Camera Moda #MFW

 

 

DISCOVER A TASTE OF CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE

 

OSTERIA MAMMA ROSA

The first thing which comes to mind when you think about living the Italian way of life is culture through cuisine and only the finest authentic food can be found at this Top Milanese Restaurant Osteria Mamma Rosa just off the trendy Corso Buenos Airies. My favourite signature dish here has to be the Sea Bass prepared the Liguria way served with potatoes’  as an alternative to the Grilled Seabass which is also delightfully sumptuous. On arrival prosecco is served before dinner as a gesture of good will and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming at this family run restaurant in the heart of Milan.

Ligurian way Sea Bass Fillet with violet potatoes, olives, and “pinoli” pine nuts

 

GELATO ICECREAM

In Italy there are so much choice when it comes to desert especially the selection of Gelato Icecream you can find in various icecream palours dotted around the city such as this place I found ‘Vechi’. The mango sorbet and strawberry with a bit of chocolate was the best way to cool off during a hot summers day in the city while sight seeing in Milan.

APEROL SPRITZ

The signature drink when you come to Italy had to be my favorite always the Aperol Spritz that really reminds of summer and it’s so refreshing with its blend of Aperol liqueur, Prosecco and Soda Water combination is my go to drink during Milan Fashion Week.

 

 

DESIGNER FASHION LABELS & SHOPPING

 

GALLERIA EMANUELE VITTORIO II
The Galleria Emanuele Vittorio II is Milan’s premiere shopping destination that houses all under one roof the world’s most exclusive designer label boutiques from Prada, GUCCI to Chanel and more. Inside this elegant four storey arcade you’ll find high end restaurants if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine and luxury cafes to unwind after an afternoon of shopping. It’s also a short stroll just outside of the Duomo di Milano piazza which connects  with Teatro alla Scala if you want to admire and catch a glimpse of Milanese renaissance in all its splendor.

 

CORSO BUENOS AIRES

The Corso Buenos Aires the equivalent of London’s Oxford Street you’ll find everything from high street brands, independent small boutiques to designer labels and shop till your heart’s content if you wish. Compared to the shopping streets of London it’s less overcrowded and a bit more laid back so you can shop with ease.

 

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE MILAN’S DESIGNER SHOPPING STREET

When you come to Milan I highly recommend checking out the Montenapoleone District for its luxury fashion boutiques serving the well heeled and discerning clientele. If you’re after the latest styles from the international catwalks you will find it here from big name luxury fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Missoni, Versace and many more. This neighborhood is rich in history showcasing fine craftsmanship based on tradition to luxury fashion where money talks in this town.  Once a upon a time the street was home to aristocrats and the choice of wealthy families who resided here to open ateliers, boutiques and jewelers.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Milan has two Airports Malpensa and Linate that serve both Europe as well as connecting International destinations worldwide. The airport with the closest proximity to the City is Linate which is 20 mins a Taxi to the city center and Malpensa 45 mins drive away.

From the U.K Milan is easily accessed by a short haul flight journey duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport with EasyJet and cost approximately £ 89 return which is fantastic value. You can always rely on EasyJet for competitive price and great customer service with a warm welcome from it’s friendly staff who are always very helpful.

I really recommend booking the extra add-ons when booking your flight through EasyJet such as extra leg room and speedy boarding as it makes all the difference so you can travel with ease and not need to worry about being in held up so you spend less time at the Airport.

Airport Transfer’s from Linate into the City Centre I would suggest taking a Taxi outside the Airport as it’s the easier option than taking public transport and cost approx 20 – 30 Euro’s or there’s the option of using an UBER which is available in Milan too if you prefer using this service is present in many countries worldwide.

 

 

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WHAT I WORE: NUMERO 00 SS 2020 SHOW MILAN FASHION WEEK

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Hey guys, I’ve just arrived in Milan yesterday after I caught the last leg of the London Fashion Week Menswear collections and it was most certainly a good idea to escape the British Weather leaving behind the rain showers  to wake up in Sunny Milan today. I’m so excited to be here for Men’s Fashion Week starting with my first show of the week to get a sneak preview of the Numero 00 Spring Summer 2020 Menswear collection to kick off Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week in style.

Last season my friend Alex modeled in the show back in January so I was keen to check out their new collection while I was here in a Milan for a few days. For today’s look I opted for classic casual seperates given the fact it was at least 32 degrees in the sweltering heat, so a crisp white t-shirt and a pair of light weight denim jeans seemed the right choice. Not forgetting comfortable footwear that looks chic too. But, also remember 2 or three changes in between shows or event is seen as the norm during Fashion Week. I’m really looking forward to tomorrows show’s and catch a bit of sightseeing in between, so I’ll see you there!

 

Styling Credits: Men’s Crew neck Tee Uniqlo, Skinny Jeans ASOS MAN, Sunglasses Accessories from a Selection at PRADA Eye Wear Uomo

Photography: Nadia Rashid

DEFIANT STATEMENTS OF ANARCHY & SOCIAL FREEDOM AT HOUSE OF HOLLAND AW 19

THE GLOBAL CITIZEN RUNWAY SHOW

 

The House of Holland returns to London Fashion Week this season to showcase their new collection ‘Global Citizen’ for Autumn Winter 2019 inspired by a utilitarian uniform for a generation who feel oppressed by how their world is governed. They want their voices to be heard and are prevalent in today’s society where fashion and politics are intertwined to make strong statements as the woman’s contemporary F**k you uniform staple.

This collection represents new millennials as the ‘Global Citizen’ to be outspoken and rebel for those who cross boundaries and show that creative inspiration cannot be confined. It is a reminder that women are strong, empowered and invigorated to make change which inspired Designer Henry Holland’s muses this season.

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Dress House of Holland; boots Grenson
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WHAT’S THE INSPIRATION THIS SEASON

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“An exclusive collaboration between the House of Holland showcased a T-shirt project with the Netflix Show Sex Education and necklace accessories as vape cage carriers were created in partnership with VYPE”

 

 

An exclusive collaboration between the House of Holland showcased a T-shirt project with the Netflix Show Sex Education and necklace accessories as vape cage carriers were created in partnership with VYPE. I also noticed the signature Grenson hiking boots were a carry over staple from the previous season but given a western woven paracord spin gave the collection a new edge too.

 

A juxtaposition between hard and soft details created outfits that were practical but still feminine were understated to form transition pieces for everyday work wear without being too overdressed.

 

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WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO ATTEND FASHION WEEK IN PARIS FOR THE HAUTE COUTURE SHOWS

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Rani Zakhem Couture

Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018

Credits: Sunglasses Dior Homme, T-shirt; American Apparel, Jeans; 7 4 All Mankind

Photography: Nadia Rashid

 

Paris is the original birth place of the Haute Couture Houses from Dior, Vionet to Chanel and there always seems to be an expectation of Paris to be very stylish from a Fashion point of view. As soon as I arrived I just couldn’t wait to explore the city on foot and be immersed in a city full of culture and intrigue.

It was such an honour to be invited personally to attend a catwalk show in Paris especially as a blogger as I was wondering if I was the only one from London and would there be anyone else I knew here to keep me company. The Paris Fashion Scene is very new to me but really impressed by the high standards and presentation of such Fashion Designer’s Rani Zakhem as he debuted his Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2018/19 collection to the International press, style influencers and celebrities.

In Paris the fashion show production efforts made is just on another level with all the fine details, polished floors to the beautiful grade II listed buildings set the standard very high during fashion week here. Even during the shows the Press Team from the French PR Agency have usher’s that walk you over to your assigned seat which is great hospitality. But in London this rarely even happens as you have to navigate your seat on your own and a tight squeeze for space so it’s always good to give yourself plenty of time before the shows.

Atelier Rani Zakhem is a Couturier Fashion Designer based in Lebanon but has showcased his work in the fashion capitals such as London, Rome and most notably Paris for his collections each season. For me it was very special to see it up close as sometimes it can take up to two years to produce a new collection for some Couture Houses is a known fact.

Zakhem returns this season with a vibrant and sparkling tribute to the combating and combative woman, Amazone of all jungles and Glamazonian, seductive when like a warrior goddess, she appears in her crystal armour.

My favourite looks that came down the Runway included a piece in the collection such as the black spencer jacket with red black and gold crystals in clusters on an incendiary sheath or on the sleeves looked very classic.

Themes for this collection explore the poetry of an imaginary jungle where Rani Zakhem envisions his muse as the glamazone and delicate guardian of a paradise.

In celebration of this nature there was a feeling of dark romance that had a spellbinding effect in a crinoline creation, fluttering black tulle with scattering of crystals evoking a spider in its precious cobweb.

What I admired about the collection most is that it represents women who appear, strong, but sensual where authority appertains to her and lives in her evidently with elegance. Subtle references from Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and Azzedine Alaia punctuate the couture vocabulary of Rani Zakhem, between a Saharienne detail, a draped moulage, the powerful minimalism of a white dress enhanced by a slight ornament to create a dream worthy wedding dress. Apparently couture fashion week is where all the wedding dress trends are born to embody each season by a new muse of the moment.

If you ever have the chance to attend Fashion Week in Paris I highly recommend it as it’s a place of culture and the centre of fashion where all the latest ground breaking trends happen.

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CULT STREETWEAR LABEL ICEBERG GETS READY FOR ITS LONDON TAKE OVER AT LFW MENS SS 2019

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Iceberg

London Fashion Week Mens Autumn Winter 2018

Iceberg

Today I could not help feel excited about Italian Streetwear label ICEBERG Italy as newly appointed Creative Director and RCA Graduate James Long presented his debut Spring Summer 2019 collection during London Fashion Week Men’s. By looking at the Fashion Week schedule it was one of the most highly anticipated shows to mark the start of Men’s Fashion Week and definitely worth waiting for. As London is known for its sartorial elegance and tailoring the focus was on street wear and sport luxe this season that dominated the Men’s Catwalk this week.

So what do we know so far, Iceberg is a cult streetwear label from Milan and has been going strong since 1974 where the Italian Fashion House is known for it’s DNA of vibrant colour together with Long’s remix of iconic technical knits in casual silhouettes.

The inspiration for Iceberg’s SS 2019 collection made references to the designer’s Italian love of F1 where dance meets football London attitude that was reflected in the energy of the show. Theme’s  in the collection explored the past with a vision of the future which emphasized the importance of equality that everyone is part of a winning team.

Long’s signature garment’s included quirky deep fried glitched graphics are handrawn or collaged interpretation on Peanuts, Joe Cool, and tone on tone logo’s which came down the runway. A playful use of texture in the way triple printed denim looks sparkle along with plastic-coated gloss knit Iceberg logo’s dazzle opponents off the sport arena.

Pieces that stood out for me in the Iceberg collection were versatile tailored jackets with snap fastenings for both menswear and womenswear worn over a classic white separates’ with hidden self colour logo woven into the fabric. Details such as Warhol flowers adorn across satins, 3D knit’s and football shirts that affiliate you with the fashion capitals of the world.

After the show, I hailed a cab to make my way over to the Kirk Original’s party at the Private White Store as we drove by the Strand I manage to get a glimpse of the Iceberg Model Squad in a parade as they passed by Somerset House, Trafalgar Square and ending at Piccadilly. It certainly stopped London Traffic by surprise as the high energy sports drinks colours of blue, green, yellow, pink and red shout Viva Italia as the Models walked straight off the catwalk onto London’s street’s. What a great PR Stunt during Men’s Fashion Week that represented the new millennial generation of fashionista’s and revival of the label’s signature style.

 

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WHAT WE WEAR CELEBRATES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK MENS SS 2019

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Tinie Tempah’s contemporary menswear brand What We Wear celebrated its 1st year anniversary, at men’s fashion week spring summer 2019.

Throughout the collection Tempah paid homage to his love of football subculture and diversity. What We Wear showcased a sophisticated functional collection which was a combination of sportswear and skilled tailoring. The collection aesthetics focused on training and season football kit with the zig zag  logo subtly incorporated.

Yet in between the collection, What We Wear found its strength with its easy contemporary street wear inspired pieces. Notable garments incorporated fun bold colours, interchangeable luxurious fabrics, glossy patent leather jackets, an easy denim two piece suit, a tie dye jumper paired with lux tracksuit trousers. For the Spring Summer 2019 collection the designer collaborated with Amsterdam brand, Daily paper and filing pieces. The show ended with show stopper Pablo- Tinie Tempah’s beloved pit-bull.

Over the year What We Wear has grown and elevated into a new breed of sportswear with a confidence approach to texture, colour, and contrasting tracksuits and trouser separates. We look forward to bigger things for What We Wear and an exciting new direction of traditional sportswear with a lux edge.

 

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WHAT I WORE: ICEBERG ITALY LFW MENS SS 2019

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London Fashion Week Men’s

How is everyone’s summer going so far as London town wouldn’t feel complete without Men’s Fashion Week and today is Day One of LFW Mens. The first day is always an exciting one, because we all know there are a quite a few events and big shows going on all at once. All of the attention today would be on one cult fashion house which brings me to mention that Italy’s biggest Street wear Label  ICEBERG is doing their London Take Over during Men’s Fashion Week. For today I was lucky enough to go along with a friend to attend this show and one of my current favorites as the Italian designers are known for bright use of vibrant colour too.

I just had to wear something from the label such as my signature piece leather jacket is very luxury in quality being made in Italy. I have fond memories in purchasing this jacket and what I most love about it is the sport lux feel to the fabric is versatile for the warm weather we were experiencing in London today. When the weather get’s warm it’s best to have breathable layers so it’s easy to manage while on the go during fashion week. Being Friday evening I thought it was best to stick to an all black colour palette as it’s minimal and just my style, but sometimes I tend to switch in between other looks depending on how I’m feeling that day, where I am going and who I’m going to meet sounds appropriate don’t you think.

 

Joey’s Outfit (Day 1 LFW MENS)

Leather Jack – ICEBERG Italy

Black Long Sleeve Tee – CK by Calvin Klein Jeans

Skinny Jeans – Forever 21 Men

Smart Trainers – DKNY MEN

 

BACK TO SCHOOL TRENDS AT LFW MENS SS 2019: BEN SHERMAN’S X HOUSE OF HOLLAND’S INSPIRED IVY LEAGUE STYLE WITH A RETRO TWIST

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Ben Sherman x House of Holland

London Fashion Week Mens Spring Summer 2019

 

After all the excitement of yesterday’s shows during Day 1 of London Fashion Week Men’s I was waiting to see which Designers could raise the bar to showcase the latest trends for SS 2019 as we still have another two days to go. This season I was curious as to what Designers would be doing and differentiating between uniqueness of each brand meant that it was hard to decide which shows to attend. You can’t do it all but if you do try and see as much as you can.

London’s always the place to discover new and upcoming talent. With that said, Ben Sherman never fails to disappoint with Henry Holland at the helm of the labels Creative Direction team you can always expect an understated collection with edge paying homage to cool Britannia part of the labels DNA.

Firstly, let me mention the setting for staging this season’s catwalk show to my astonishment gave us a clue as to what we might expect coming down the catwalk this afternoon. Could it be Ivy League perhaps?  The beautiful room housed in Middle Temple reminded me of a Preparatory School like something out of the Gossip Girl Series I kid you not. It was reminiscent of the school assembly with church organs blaring out in a chapel as the first models emerge down the catwalk in sport’s wear inspired by Kings Road Ivy League unisex pieces in classic silhouettes evoked young rock and roll icons.

An exciting fusion of colour and prints takes centre stage for the new collection creating rock and roll style with preppy Ivy League looks in iconic checks and candy stripes were sophisticated as resort wear pieces.  Striking colour palettes such as cool blues were offset to contrast with hues of silver pink and tomato cream including new signature colours Windsor Wine and Olive Oil make ideal summer statement pieces for vacation.

 

Just a bit of history for you, British musicians of the 1960’s were being influenced by Ivy league collegiate style influences from across the Atlantic, a love of Italian Scooters and French Hairstyles which inspired Spring Summer 2019. The iconic brand identity that you see today is Ben Sherman’s modern, iconic mod look where the label collaborates with House of Holland for the second consecutive season at London Fashion Week Men’s.

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FROM ONE ROYAL WEDDING TO THE NEXT IT’S TIME YOU MET THE PRINCE WILLIAM OF ASIA AS HOLLYWOOD PROMOTES GROUND BREAKING DIVERSITY IN 25 YEARS

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ROYAL WEDDINGS IN 2018 OBSERVE THE LAVISH LIFESTYLE, DRAMA AND ROYAL PROTOCOL OF BEING A MODERN ROYAL FOR NEW MILLENNIALS

 

With the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Suits Actress Megan Markle draws closer to the big day on the 20th May, I’m getting rather excited about another Royal Wedding even though it’s just fiction we can all dream of Marrying a Prince one day.

 

Yes! Warner Bros Studio’s is set to release an adaptation of the novel Crazy Rich Asian’s which observes lavish lifestyle and Royal Protocol for New Millennial’s. Take note girls in case anyone of you is keen to bag a your Prince Charming anytime soon. Sorry to disappoint you all but its official that Harry is set to Marry Megan so he is off the Market. With that said it’s time you get to know the Prince William of Asia Nick Yung who is coming to the big screens near you this summer.  A cinematic release date for the Movie ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ is set for August. Now how does that sound?

 

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I think Hollywood has come a long way to promote diversity in the film industry and it takes me back to my University days where my final year dissertation discussed Race Relations In Hollywood Cinema and the impact it has on society. I am so thrilled that even to this present day that something I wrote back then would actually become a reality and happen for real, pretty cool right! From personal experience  I’ve worked as a background artist on film and television set’s in the past and found that there are not allot of roles out there for me is disappointing as we need to earn a living too. This is why Hollywood needs to address a positive message in the film industry to work harder at promoting diversity for all.

 

Now let’s discuss the film and by the looks of the trailer it’s the first I’ve heard for a mainstream film to include an all star Asian Cast. There are some new fresh young talent on the Hollywood Scene Henry Golding who’s cast as a Prince in the movie alongside love interest Constance Wu his co-star.

The most interesting fact about Actor Henry Golding is he is actually new to Acting and comes from a TV Presenter background as a broadcast journalist is pretty impressive don’t you think.  His stints in TV includes The BBC, Discovery Chanel which are Travel shows

He also hails from England with a mixed heritage and Asian where he lived in the U.K and well traveled. Constance Wu is from Richmond Virginia and originally as an native ex-pat of South-East Asia with year’s of experience in the film business.

It’s a love story between the Wu and Golding that depicts the obstacles they face when meeting the family for the first time. It follows fictional characters of Prince Nick Yung and his girlfriend Rachel Chu, but unbeknownst to Rachel he is an heir to vast family fortune in Singapore. It’s when they both head back for a family wedding Nick’s fiancée is faced with a challenge to run the gauntlet of the family tree, past crazy ex’s and ridiculous Mother’s in Law played by Tomorrow Never Die’s Actress Michelle Yeoh.

Even all the girls in Singapore want him. They just can’t get enough of Nick and you can’t blame them really, because he’s all they could ever want in a guy strikingly handsome and not forgetting rich. I’m already excited so expect some over excessive glamour, amazing style and fashion plus the drama that comes along with the movie story plot line dna. Let’s wait and see shall we, even more so it’s taken 25 years for Hollywood to cast a whole Asian cast which is a groundbreaking for Diversity and I hope it stays that way for the future.

SUPERDRY LAUNCHES SUMMER SESSIONS LIVE MUSIC CONCEPT WITH EMERGING ARTIST FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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Superdry revealed their latest lifestyle concept last night by launching a successful music showcase with Emerging Music Artist known as Superdry Summer Sessions featuring Aaron Unknown, Timmy Xu to a Live DJ set by Sam Blacky.

The Superdry Brand was founded by Julian Dunkerton in Gloucestershire and has since been going strong since 1985 bringing its blend of vintage Americana and Japanese graphic inspired clothing to the mass market.

It was the perfect platform to promote music artist by collaborating with a renowned lifestyle brand such as Superdry which has a world wide international mass appeal to connect with its audiences. This is my first hand experience of seeing the brand incorporating music and fashion as a Lifestyle Brand which I fully support and encourage because I am a huge fan of live music and new talent.

When I arrived for the event at their flagship store I was curious to see the set up of the party as I’ve heard Superdry have hosted a Mens Fashion Week party for LCM: London Collections Men previously inside. As I make my way up to second floor I’m led by the friendly staff to a discreet entrance staircase leading to the stores top floor. I could not believe it, but they converted the whole of the shop floor into a pop-up nightclub complete with bars, sound stage and DJ-Booth was very least expected, but cool at the same time.

Upon arrival there was a prosecco wine reception and warm greeting by the PR reps and information about all the live acts on the landyards before heading to the dance floor equip with sound stage for tonights performances. The turnout at the venue was really huge and the fashionista crowd settled in well with a few drinks from the complimentary bar.

What I love most about fashion parties is bumping into familiar faces makes it more fun and great to catch up over some great music which reminds me its Coachella shortly. And I’m afraid its #Nochella as I can’t go but there are going to be some great music festivals this summer closer to home.