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Soho Celebrating London Fashion Week with London College of Fashion

SEEN has been here, there and everywhere this week, what with London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival coinciding, but was determined not to miss a glimpse of the #DRAWFASHION exhibition that was going on at 18 Broadwick Street, Soho. The pop up, supported by West End Real Estate Investment Trust Shaftesbury displayed recent work by students to great effect. What surprised SEEN was how innovative some of the techniques were, particularly the use of collage, and the lack of those tall, impossibly thin shapes that so often characterise fashion illustration.

The colours were bright and the bodies depicted clearly drawn from reality in many cases, bringing new fashion talent to the public eye rather than just the sometimes rarefied (and presumably already knowledgeable) fans of fashion illustration.

This was the third year of the #DRAWFASHION competition and it was supported by the UK’s leading independent art supply retailer Cass Art, who have a shop close to the #DRAWFASHION event, in Berwick Street. They provided three vouchers worth £1000 to the winners of this year’s competition.

#DRAWFASHION is the concept of Rob Phillips, artist and Creative Director of the School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion UAL. He commented: ‘Through drawing we can move design on; personify style, mood, make a statement; progress traditions and construct new worlds to push fashion forward.’

Seen this week

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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar Launches Guest Chef Series

SEEN is pleased to hear that J Sheekey Atlantic Bar will be hosting a series of supper clubs starting on 28th February, to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Not only that, guest chefs from around our sceptred isle will collaborate on a one-off three-course menu with Executive Head Chef Andrew McLay. Up to 50 guests will …

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Ari B: Just Get Me

The lovely Ari B (and new SEEN fave – that voice!) has released her highly anticipated new single ‘Just Get Me’ which is now in all major stores. Various collaborators include Justin Gerrish (Charlie XCX, John Mayor, Vampire Weekend), Sangwook and ‘Sunny’ Nam (Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Billy Ray Cyrus). Recorded between Boston and Los …

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Ruth Royall: ‘Heart on Fire’ & Hootananny live date – 24th February

Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Royall released a new single ‘Heart On Fire’ on the 9th of February 2018. The follow up to her recent ‘4U’ debut single, was recorded and self produced in the singer’s hometown and is available digitally through all the usual major outlets. Check out her fabulous video here: Ruth’s nu soul/jazz sound …

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Breks in the City: One Lombard Street Brasserie

SEEN is tireless in her quest to discover lovely places to eat in London. Here’s a tip: visit One Lombard Street Brasserie at about 10am (after the breakfast crowd has gone to work). This delightfully old-school restaurant looks like a film set with its central bar, surrounding tables and dark green banquettes. London has so …