I have just arrived back to Italy after spending three days in London …. Mostly in the name of ‘market research’ … a little bit in the name of ‘catching up with long lost Australian friends’ … and a touch of ‘seeking out potential UK sales agents’. Something for everyone you might say.
My checklist was as follows;
- * Portobello Road - tick
- * Selfridges / Liberty - two ticks
- * Top shop - I can’t help it - tick
- * South Molton Street / Regent Street / Bond Street - tick x 3
- * Carnaby street (complete with bangers and mash feast) - tick
- * Dover Street market - mega tick
- * Sleeping in the smallest harry potter ‘under-the-stairs’ style hotel room in all of Great Britain - ah … TICK.
As I travelled up the Kings road on the number 22 bus (to meet with a prospective sales agent) we passed Flood Street which was the address of my first ‘real’ career job. This was where the original offices of Net-a-porter were located (in an artist studio) and somewhere I travelled to every day from my very low-brow flat in Clapham. I really do hope I’m not sounding like a hideous name dropper by bringing up N-A-P here, because like any good early ‘fashion-y’ job there was mostly hard work involved, and next-to-no glamour. But passing by this site some 8 years on, as I’m working hard to develop my own fashion goals, I felt a little bit proud and fuzzy. That’s all.
… on another, slightly less dicky, note …. I’ve finalized the colour palette for next season. So without further ado, I bring to you ..… Drum roll please ….
THE colour palette for habbot SPRING SUMMER 2012.
The leather swatch colours have come out a bit weird in the photo, so have backed them up with the references from latest Northern Hemisphere fashion week collections that helped me make my final ‘colour’ cut.
Plus a little picture of the state of my ‘design studio-cum-hotel bed’ right now.
That's progress for sure.