This is the end of my second day at Who’s Next
and I already feel a little less daunted by the sheer size of the place and volume of exhibitors! My goal for today was to pay a visit to one of my favourite French brands – Sessun
– to see what they have in store for next season. I am already quite taken with their Fall collection, so now I have to save up twice as much!
The colour palette of mustard yellows, creams, watermelon reds and soft blues is fairly usual for the brand but I never get bored of it. It is just so delicate and feminine. Fabric wise, there were silks, summer tweeds and cottons with cute floral prints. I also enjoyed the subtly Provençal fabrics used to make the bags.
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In between Hall 1 and Hall 2 of the convention centre, there is a large walkway hosting Hippy Market, an area dedicated to sustainable clothing – there you can find vintage clothes (of course), but also reworked pieces and accessories. The interesting twist here is that everything is for sale, unlike in the rest of the salon where things are only on display – or for wholesale orders. I am sure by now you’ve figured out I am quite the magpie, and I love nothing more than digging through piles of dung to find a diamond so it will come as no surprise to you when I say I’ve spent a good chunk of my time there today. I was perfectly happy just rifling through rails and rails of musty smelling garments, even though I knew full well I wasn’t going to buy anything. I still did some pretend shopping and selected a few pieces that I would add to my wardrobe if I didn’t prefer to keep my money to fly away to Los Angeles.
When I finally managed to tear myself away from the vintage market, I headed back to Hall 1 to visit the stand of a brand I knew, but not well enough: Macon & Lesquoy. I was familiar with their “rustines“, these lovely little embroidered embellishments that I discovered at Drink, Shop & Do, one of my London haunts.
What I didn’t know about Macon & Lesquoy is that they make the most exquisite little cushions as well as accessories that are much, much more substantial than their cute little rustines. I spent a good 5mn staring at the gloves tied together with a colourful elastic band (yes, just like the ones you had when you were a kid) thinking “wow, this is genius, this is ace, why haven’t I thought about this before…?“. The shirt collar is also a pretty sweet addition to anyone’s accessories drawer. I know detachable collars have pretty much changed my life when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. They have this amazing power to turn the most boring, plain outfit into a sartorial masterpiece… Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a bit, but you are picking up what I’m putting down, right?
What’s the address of Chez Prune, the café illustrated on a Macon & Lesquoy cushion?
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