I went to the launch of the Henri Lloyd AW collection in their Manchester flagship store the other night and was treated to food, drink, music and of course, fashion.
The night was set up to jointly aid the yachting brand’s AW launch and to benefit the Kirsty Club which is a charity set up by young Kirsty Howard to help benefit her and her friends at the Fancis House Hospice. So, there were plenty of Henri Lloyd’s best and most wealthy customers there to bid in the auction, buy raffle tickets and even the odd knit.
The food was one of the highlights for me because I hadn’t yet eaten and so I quickly made a close relationship with one of the lovely waitresses and her endless supply of thin water Crackers with lemon cheese whip and smoked salmon… or her sinfully greasy Bruchetta… oh and the Profiteroles that were so packed with cream it was almost indecent. All food was lovingly prepared by Stock Restaurant.
I was fortunate enough to bump into some fabulous ladies by the names of Sara Wilson of SeraLuxe and Anna Westerman of Viva Magazine who were documenting the event alongside me.
So, champagne in hand and two blondes on my side we began to browse the rails. These items caught my eye.
Culford Roll Jumper by Henri Lloyd £150.00
After some live music and the auction hosted by some Manc lass from Galaxy Radio we grabbed a goodie bag (and a very good goodie bag it was indeed) and teetered in the rain towards General Store for more drinks and mingling. Dead Legacy were launching their brand in the premium indie on Deansgate.