I went to London Last Thursday for an event, lunch with a friend and some shopping. I attended the Press event for Caption PR at Gallery different where they were showcasing the A/W 2015 collections of some of their brands. One of the brands they represent is ‘Zashadu‘ by Nigerian Handbag designer Zainab Ashadu, whom I have been following for a while now. I was very excited to finally see her designs and so was my friend Fatima.
Gallery different had on an Art Pop exhibition by vinyl and mixed media artist Keith Haynes, and I have to say the Artworks fascinated me, with the eclectic way he made the pieces.
It was a perfect backdrop for the fashion pieces with most of the collections being grayscale and monochrome.
Some of my favourite pieces are from the Nunkis Collection, by french designer Noreen Sallusti, she makes these exotic looking bags, but instead of the conventional alligator skin etc, she uses the skin of a rare fish and the final result looks marvelous and unique. The abrasive texture of the skin combined with the high quality leather leaves a desired result.
There was also London-based unisex designer James Hock‘s collection which had two words that were evident in the designs, ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’. It was on everything, from the street-styler’s coveted tops, to the clutch bags and even the scarves. I found it uniquely captivating and possessing some avant-garde -esque quality with the woolen fabric and bold letters.
After that we ended up at The Old Dutch Pancake house—more on that in a future post—for a quick lunch before Fatima headed to class. I then went to one of my fave parts of London AKA Covent Garden for a quick shopping trip before making my way back to my town. A day in the city also means Architectural manifestations of London, so here are the two pictures that survived the 24 hour snapchat rule! I also have a picture up on instagram at the Kurt Geiger Store. One word, Shooooe-Heaven!