So last night I attended the launch party for the new collecton at Reiss, which carried on at Punk in Soho with the after party. Lots of champagne, but I must say that the free goody bags were definately a let down - consisting of some chocolate, a bottle of vitamin water and some kind of hair spray. More importantly...the collection. Some great pieces...including gorgous heels and bags laden with bronze studs and an ostrich feather jacket that I definately have my eye on. The winning designs of the Dazed Digital t-shirt competion were also available to purchase, and there were free copies of the latest Dazed and Confused for all attending. I also went to a couple of pop up shops earlier in the day. The On/Off boutique in Carnaby Street had some great pieces by the likes of Jasper Garvida and Avsh Alom Gur but was totally out of my price range, with items selling for about £350+. But it is worth popping down as the boutique will play host to a series of live fashion shows, interviews and backstage footage during fashion week.
The better find was the Hannah Marshall vs. Jean-Pierre Braganza pop up shop just behind Marble Arch station. Everything was severely discounted with dresses selling for £100-£200 and skirts/trousers for £90. I couldn't resist and ended up purchasing a gorgeous Jean-Pierre Braganza bodycon skirt, with structured shaping at the sides - creating something that a character in Star Trek might wear. I will definately make another trip before the 30th.
We were served by the lovely Levi Palmer who has assisted both Zandra Rhodes and Jean-Pierre Braganza - a graduate from St Martins in Men's fashion design. Funnily enough, I bumped into Levi at the Reiss Launch Party!