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Burberry Offer Garments for Pre-order Before Their Own Catwalk Show

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In a move of sheer brilliance, Burberry are letting their ardent fans get their hands on certain items from the menswear and womenswear AW17 collections before the clothes even go on show at LFW.

The clothes are androgynous in keeping with current trends, but women can choose an asymmetric gabardine trench coat in grey, and a cotton shirt dress with macramé detail and pin tucks, whilst the men can buy a Breton stripe long sleeve T–shirt and an asymmetric mushroom grey cable knit sweater.

They are beautifully constructed and evoke the density and monumental nature of Moore’s sculptures. The androgyny seems most appropriate for a collection based on the unisex shapes and forms of sculptor Henry Moore, with cut-out details in the sleeve cuffs referencing Moore’s own hollowed-out forms.

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?