Martine Rose: the blog - October 2010
To kick off London Fashion Week, Timberland hosted a party at their Fournier Street store to celebrate the Martine Rose, Timberland and Wallpaper* collaboration. My jacket was showcased in store alongside past collaborations from Timberland's archives.
The turn out was incredible and with all the attention on me, it felt like my birthday party. Havana Club sponsored the event and we were treated to delicious rum cocktails -- the Mojitos were my favourite. The music was also awesome: Hampus Gunnarsson and Guy Gormley, both part of the Top Nice London/Stolkholm axis, spun some great tracks. For those in the know, Guy's the son of British sculptor and creator of Angel of the North, Anthony Gormley. Very cool.
The following week Fashion Week was in full swing. One of the hottest tickets is of course, menswear day. Now consistently showcasing hot new talent, I like to think MAN really steals the limelight from the womenswear shows. It's one of the only shows to give British menswear designers a voice and a platform.
This is now my fifth season, but my first ever catwalk show and I opened with my 'love is...' collection. Held inside the stunning Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the front row read like a who's who of the British fashion press and I think I was well received. My favourite piece from the show was the full brocade look and the poncho/bomber jacket outfit. Showing alongside me was the Swedish-born Felipe Rojas Llanos and last but not least, New Power Studio, Thom Murphy's latest design project.