26 May Wolf & Badger – New Designers Party: Review
On the 19th of May the Threads team were invited by leading lifestyle and independent fashion designersWolf & Badger to the launch of their brand new boutique. We gracefully took a trip down to Notting Hill to share what would prove to be a stylish exciting evening that you are about to witness.
“Wolf & Badger is a unique lifestyle brand showcasing and retailing the finest in independent fashion and design”
The first thing that struck me was the large crowd gathered outside the front of the store as we approached. An assemblage of highly fashionable individuals joined in union, laughing joking and conversing together in one big stylish collage. Chocolate and vanilla Ice cream and Pimms cocktails for all as the lovely Cellina Mc Intyre (operations Manager) greeted us.
Stepping inside the stunning new boutique and setting feet on the shiny sleek black marble floor hugged together by the buildings white walls, it was evident that the classy impression Store Architect Gus Brown banked on had worked.
It was immediately evident that Wolf & Badger defiantly have a good eye for talent, with a great selection of luxury items from bags, shoes, to delicate dresses, sunglasses and jewellery. Amazing designers including Star Hu, Jodie (Black Neon) hat designer Anthony Peto, and Japanese born Kiki who creates Handbags and luxury watches & architect Clag designs.
Two favourite originators that held our eyes were the amazing Havva andZanacco. At the very front of the store we rightfully saw Havva’s collection. A unique creation of cutting edge silhouettes whilst remaining stylish and feminine. She uses luxurious leathers and all shoes are created by footwear artisans in Italy, which elegantly speaks in high volumes of the luxurious shoe brand.
Zanacco is keeping the Italian tradition alive by ecological materials and processes. The combination of a ‘green’ ethos and the reintroduction of the true art of shoemaking results in a collection of impeccable quality, design and sustainability.
Stepping away from the array of various independent new and exciting designers surrounding us, we took a trip downstairs to a further reflection of talent and also seized a second to play ‘Pin the tail on the wolf’ and quickly refill our glasses.
All round an extremely stylish and elegant event which I took a great influence from, with a smug sense of delight that the UK and independent brands across the globe were truly on the rise. We left our new friends to party into the night.
Threads will most definitely be taking a trip back into the store on Ledbury Road, Notting Hill and we look forward to speaking to some of the talented individuals we met today. Great stuff!
Pictures taken by Willkay