This week began with a celebration of the most well-known re-birth of all time, Jesus Christ, on Easter Sunday. Us Brits continued the festivities through the bank holiday as the Queen turned 88 on Monday. All very patriotic, I know.
In the world of fashion, insiders celebrated the heritage brand Belstaff (famous for their lifelong leather jackets) who marked 90 years in business this week. The label has been sported by every rough-tough famous figure from Amelia Earhart to David Beckham and since it’s recent acquisition by Swiss luxury group Labelux (alongside Jimmy Choo and other accessory brands) has presented some beautifully sleek advertising.
The party continues next week with the long-awaited return of Kate Moss’ capsule collection for Topshop, in stores April 30th (and sure to be sold-out by May 1st). While previous collections have been directly inspired by Moss’ own flowery, velvet, vintage by way of a floppy hat wardrobe, this year’s offering is inspired by her legacy as a rock star girlfriend more than anything. Expect a lot of black and silver with fringe all over- think Stevie Nicks with a sharper edge. It’s right up my street so I’ll make sure to be on the Topshop website on the eve of the 29th, I suggest you do the same.
Tomorrow night, online retailer The Outnet will host a bash celebrating their 5th anniversary at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. Expect a full slideshow of who’s who in the fashion selling set on style.com if you can’t find a way into the party yourself.
As we blow out another round of candles, it’s certain Brits only get better with age. So let us dress, drink and be merry!