Sorry it's been a while, being a full-time fashion intern at Start keeps me pretty busy these days.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a work event at The Loft at The Ivy. It was a private viewing of Alistair Guy's latest photography exhibition, 'Shot From Above', which features influential men in fashion. 'Shot From Above' follows seamlessly (forgive the pun) on from Alistair Guy's last exhibition, 'Behind The Seams', which focused on influential women in British fashion. The ten portraits, all shot from above, show the men in their respective work spaces. The likes of British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman, shoe designer Terry de Havilland, milliner Stephen Jones, designer William Tempest, jewellery designer Dominic Jones, Vogue's Robin Derrick, hairdresser James Brown and of course, boutique owner Philip Start, were all included.
Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council and owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum
Philip Start, co-owner of Start Boutique and Mr. Start
Robin Derrick, Creative Director of British Vogue
Stephen Jones, milliner
Terry de Havilland, shoe designer
Dominic Jones, jewellery designer
James Brown, hairdresser (definitely my favourite portrait!)
William Tempest, womenswear designer
The event was a hit with several of the distinguished men in question showing up to see their portraits. Guests sipped on Gin Brambles and Moscow Mules, the latter being my drink of choice. Grazia's Melanie Rickey was set to have her hen party that same night and so in the spirit of 'the more the merrier', Brix Smith-Start invited all 30 hens along who luckily behaved themselves, although as The Ivy was their first planned stop I can't speak for the rest of their night!
Alistair Guy in Mr. Start, with Erin O'Connor
Brix Smith-Start in Halston Heritage
Alistair Guy with James Brown in vintage Yves Saint Laurent
Dominic Jones and Hannah Marshall
Alistair Guy and Philip Start with his portrait!
The event was sponsored by Mr. Start. The prints will be on display for the next month at the Mr. Start tailoring store, 59 Rivington Street, EC2, and are also available to be purchased.
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All party photos by Luke Freeman