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Cocktails, Canapes, Dinners: Emma Watson, Raf Simons, Naomi Campbell Come Out to Party in London

Cocktails, Canapes, Dinners: Emma Watson, Raf Simons, Naomi Campbell Come Out to Party in London

LONDON — London is in high spirits again after a downhearted September due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
A majority of canceled events have been rescheduled and kicked off during Frieze Week, where cocktail parties, store openings, and celebratory dinners have all resumed and even brought together the different creative industries into one room.

On Tuesday evening, the capital city had its busiest social night since pre-pandemic. Danish designer Stine Goya began the festivities by opening the doors to her first London store in the heart of Soho. Irish DJ Annie Mac entertained the crowd with a live set as the store filled up with guests sipping cocktails and chewing on candyfloss. 

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Stine Goya with DJ Annie Mac. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Stine Goya)

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“What a surreal feeling it is to finally fling open the doors of our very first store outside of Denmark alongside our dearest friends,” said Goya.

At Onitsuka Tiger’s flagship store on Regent Street, the brand showcased the work of New York based artist David ‘Mr.StarCity’ White as part of the Tiger Gallery project, a program that aims to support creativity and craftsmanship internationally.

Luxury department store Selfridges hosted two pop-ups at once. At one side of the store, Repossi collaborated with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for a second time on jewelry inspired by the objects in the late artist’s career.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the store, the Corner Shop was dedicated to Prada’s new Re-Nylon collection, Reactive, exclusively launching at Selfridges. The green triangles on the garments glowed in the windows as a subtle nod to the brand’s sustainability goals.

Next door to Selfridges, Boss brand ambassadors Naomi Campbell and Anthony Joshua opened the doors to the brand’s new Oxford Street flagship store with rapper Dave performing a small set to mark the occasion.

Art critic Antwaun Sargent celebrated his birthday with a house party at Matchesfashion’s London townhouse 5 Carlos Place.

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Art critic Antwaun Sargent celebrated his birthday with a house party at Matchesfashion’s London townhouse 5 Carlos Place with a special performance by his friend Miles Freedom, a Toronto-based DJ. His friends Tyler Mitchell, Jeremy O’Harris and Rafael Pavarotti were in attendance.

Angelina’s provided the night with Hokkaido milk buns, tempura fritters, lobster and crab donuts, miso aubergine, dauphinoise with parmesan potatoes and polenta with soy braised mushrooms. A cake was specially made for Sargent by Violet Bakery.

At Burlington Arcade, a shopping arcade in central London, New York label Veronica Beard’s co-founders, Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, staged a fashion show showcasing their fall 2022 collection, followed by an intimate dinner backstage with socialites such as Poppy Delevingne, Laura Haddock and Clara Paget.

On Wednesday, Off-White turned St John’s Smith Square, a baroque church all blue for their third collaboration with Church’s. British DJ Benji B curated the live performances of the night by selecting Cktrl, George Riley, and Yussef Dayes. Guests included Labrinth, Ramla Ali, Letitia Wright and Amelia Gray Hamlin.

Prada orchestrated the most sought-after party in town on Thursday for the launch of their new fragrance Paradoxe. The night was commemorated by Emma Watson, who made a brief appearance on the night. 

She was joined by the likes of “House of the Dragon” actor Milly Alcock and Will Poulter, who is set to star in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” The event included performances by Jamie xx, Floating Points and  Anz & Elkka.

Friday’s occasions took a more gentle approach after a strong week of celebrations. Italian brand Slowear launched their new collection with Sebago at their South Molton store with a cocktail event.

“London has always been like a great capital for us. It’s like the number one city in the Slowear world, we have a very strong and reactive consumer here,” said Marco Muggiano, chief marketing officer at the brand.

Raf Simons with Samuel Ellis Scheinman.

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Raf Simons, fresh off his London fashion show debut, hosted cocktails at the Matchesfashion’s townhouse to celebrate the collection he designed with Kvadrat that’s now available on the retailer’s site. Guests were provided with spiced Devon crab and endive, peanut tarts, seasonal crudites, devilled eggs and dressed lobster on toast by Rita’s.

Saul Nash, winner of the 2022 International Woolmark Prize and recipient of this year’s Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design gathered his industry friends at The Cinema in Selfridges to celebrate the launch of his fall 2022 collection and to unveil his installation in partnership with The Woolmark Company. Guests were served a Guyanese dinner by Kaieteur Kitchen, inspired by his heritage.

“The installation is inspired by the barbershop that the film was set in,” he said, explaining that he wanted his customers to feel immersed in the environment that the collection was based on.

Emma Watson Wears Lace Alexander McQueen Dress at The Kering Foundation’s Caring for Women Dinner

Emma Watson Wears Lace Alexander McQueen Dress at The Kering Foundation’s Caring for Women Dinner

Emma Watson made a rare red carpet appearance at Thursday night’s Kering Foundation Caring for Women Dinner.

The actress attended the inaugural event in New York City in a white, sheer lace dress from Alexander McQueen. She paired the look with a black Alexander McQueen bag and jewelry from Pomellato. Her look was styled by Law Roach. 

Watson was among many attendees at the Kering dinner, joining the likes of Salma Hayek, Jodie Turner-Smith, Andra Day, Anderson Cooper, Gloria Steinem and many others. 

Emma Watson, Gloria Steinem and Salma Hayek Pinault attend the Kering Foundation’s first Caring for Women Dinner on Thursday at The Pool on Park Avenue in New York City.

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This is the first Caring for Women Dinner hosted by The Kering Foundation. The event was organized to benefit three charities that work toward ending gender-based violence. The charity supported the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Global Fund for Women and Ms. Foundation for Women.

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Watson normally shies away from public appearances, but has recently been participating in several events and brand campaigns. This summer, Watson sat front row at the Schiaparelli fall 2022 couture show alongside the likes of Hunter Schafer, CL and Natasha Lyonne. 

Last month, Watson was tapped by Prada for its newest fragrance. The actress starred and directed in the campaign for the scent, making the partnership her directorial debut. 

Emma Watson attends the Kering Foundation’s first Caring for Women Dinner on Sept. 15 at The Pool on Park Avenue in New York City.

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Emma Watson Wore the Perfect Pair of Eco-Conscious Boots in the Harry Potter Reunion

Emma Watson Wore the Perfect Pair of Eco-Conscious Boots in the Harry Potter Reunion

Emma Watson with Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright. Photo: Instagram.com
Emma Watson delighted fans as she returned to Hogwarts for the first time in 20 years as part of HBO Max’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special – revealing that she had a secret crush on co-star Tom Felton (who plays Draco Malfoy in the films), and that she almost quit the series at one stage as the “fame thing” hit her.
Given her status as a champion of eco-conscious fashion, it’s no surprise that the actor picked an outfit to match for the reunion, with Watson opting for a pair of black heeled boots by Chloé that are perfect for winter. She teamed them with a Victoria Beckham X Woolmark jumper (made from merino wool that’s fully traceable), and an Issey Miyake coat, finishing the look with a Maison Michel baker boy hat.
Boots, Chloe. AED 4,720
Watson has become well known for her environmental activism of late, with the star attending Cop26, the United Nations climate conference that took place in Glasgow in November. Showing her commitment to wearing sustainable brands, she was pictured wearing an upcycled look by Scandi brand Rave Review at the summit.
The actor also supported another rising designer, Harris Reed, while attending the Earthshot Prize ceremony in London in October, wearing a voluminous gown made from preloved Oxfam bridal dresses during a rare red carpet appearance.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Photographed by Mous Lamrabat
Egyptian label Okhtein has announced its partnership with investment company Bidayat to fuel its international growth. Bidayat, founded by Valentino board chairman and Egypt’s former minister of trade and industry, Rachid Mohamed Rachid, will provide funding, know-how, operational support, and access to a global network of industry experts for the luxury brand. Bidayat acts as a catalyst for creatives and entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle from MENA and Europe, helping to transform their ideas into globally recognized brands.
The Abdel Raouf siblings. Photographed by Amina Zaher
“As a growing brand from MENA, we are extremely excited to collaborate with a partner that shares common values and understands the unique opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs from the region face,” said Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf, founding sisters and designers of Okhtein. “Having a hands-on partner like Bidayat will help us unlock our full creative and commercial potential,” added Okhtein’s CEO, business partner, and Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf’s brother Mohamed Abdel Raouf.
Beyoncé wearing Okhtein. Instagram: @beyonce
Okhtein is well on its way to achieving this goal. Founded in a small workshop in 2014, the label has since come a long way with this investment, already making itself a name globally through its collections and celebrity following, including Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Cardi B, and Gigi Hadid. Bagging the DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize in 2016, their contemporary handbags and accessories line fuses centuries-old Egyptian craftsmanship with timeless designs. In 2019, Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf were included in Forbes Middle East’s ’30 Under 30′ edition, a recognition of their impact on the region and beyond. Okhtein opened its flagship store in the contemporary district of Cairo in October 2020, and has a continued focus on new product development, expanding its retail presence globally, and enhancing its digital and e-commerce footprint.
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