Christmas has flown by and the past week has been a blur of catching up. On a Sunday night in early January, I fully intended to be sitting quietly at home in front of the television. In fact, I would have been watching the first episode of Mr Selfridge, if I hadn’t been invited to Harvey Nichols for an event to celebrate the launch of LondonCollections: Men. The party was held in the 5th floor café, where curiously creative canapés courtesy of Salon in Brixton Market included crispy fried pheasant and Welsh Rarebit with pickled walnut (yum!)
Guests at the event exuded a cool, offbeat vibe and dressed with a smart-casual quirkiness, like Boy Meets Fashion blogger, Jai’me Jan.
Harvey Nick’s new Fashion Director, Paula Reed, buzzed around, overseeing the proceedings. Amongst the international fashion glitterati, was male supermodel, David Gandy. I squeezed my arm around his waist, and can confirm that his body is just as taut as it looks in the photos.
I later saw him chatting to Men’s Health Style Editor, Dan Rookwood… With so many fit men under one roof, I’m already enjoying this week of men’s fashion.
The highlight of the evening was a special performance by Kindness to preview 1205’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. The band members modelled 1205’s forthcoming clothing range, as they wowed the audience with an impromptu jam (see below) in their distinctive contemporary funk style.
Adam Bainbridge showed off his fabulous mane of tousled locks (see top and below),
whilst the band’s talented drummer rocked an enormous afro. Seems like big hair is getting bigger.
ShopCurious looks forward to more uniquely British men’s fashion and style over the coming week.