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Friday, 22 February 2013

SHOWcabinet - what Daphne did next

As you know, I am never one to shy away from a fabulous party Dear Reader, hence why on Wednesday 21st of February I attended a (not to be missed) launch by the award winning fashion website; SHOWstudio. Held in London’s prestigious Belgravia area in the iconic Pantechnicon Building; I mingled amongst the fashion elite, sipping lusciously refreshing cocktails and brushing bejeweled elbows with the fantastic Daphne Guinness, Gareth Pugh, Nick Knight and Philip Tracey plus many more – but hey who’s counting!

The launch, which celebrated the first installation of SHOWstudio’s latest gallery venture; 'SHOWcabinet'. The first in a series, it's a sort of moderne cabinet of curiosities, which was kick started by Daphne herself, giving us an insight into her own contemporary, romantic vision of the world. Items such as a black leather cage jacket designed by Gareth Pugh, bling-tastic crystal heel-less shoes by Norikata Tatehana, and an 18 carat gold and diamond armour glove made in collaboration with Shaune Leane - this item in particular is the central piece of the installation.

Also on show is a silver sequin Chanel dress and over jacket – of course this instantly caught my eye (there really is nothing else other than a touch of sparkle to make me weak at my fibreglass knees). In complete owe of this stunning number I took a closer look and was delighted to notice that the garment was displayed on a beautiful signature vintage type bust form from my old chums at proportion london (goodness they get everywhere)! Daphers is a darling and the launch was a pleasure to attend, however if unlike moi your name was not on the guest list do not fret my darlings as Daphne’s installation is open until the 20th March and most of the items on view are for sale.

Throughout the year there will be further installations during the SHOWcabinet series including displays from Una Burke and Iris Van Herpen, so do stay tuned for my forthcoming post's since I know i'm going to be on the invite list for all of them! Chin, chin darlings x
SHOWcabinet. Image supplied by SHOWstudio

Daphne Guinness. Image supplied by SHOWstudio.

Gareth Pugh, Nick Knight, Carson McColl. Image supplied by SHOWstudio

Shaun Leane. Image supplied by SHOWstudio

Bella Freud. Image supplied by SHOWstudio

Shoes designed by Norikata Tatehana

Leather cage jacket designed by Gareth Pugh

proportion london bust form showcasing silver sequin Chanel dress

For more information on the SHOWcabinet installation please visit the SHOWstudio blog 

For proportion london bust forms and mannequins please visit their website

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