Parties and dinners during London Fashion Week – WWD

Natalie McGrath, Irina Shayk, Stephanie Phair and Caroline Rush attend the London Fashion Week opening night.
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London Fashion Week Opening Night at the Bistrotheque

Reflecting East London’s creative energy, the British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week main sponsor Clearpay and model Irina Shayk co-hosted the London Fashion Week opening night last Thursday. at Cockatoo at Bistrotheque, a lively restaurant converted from a warehouse in Hackney.

Guests including Edward Enninful, Nick Grimshaw, Munroe Bergdorf, Munya Chawawa, Jack Guinness, Ajak Deng, Henry Holland, Eric Underwood, Glyn Fussell and Irene Agbontaen attended a live performance by emerging black artist Joy Crookes, who cut a sexy figure in a Nensi Dojaka dress and danced to DJ music by Sherelle while munching on mini soft-shell crab burgers.

Parties and dinners during London fashion

Maximilien after the party at the Londoner.
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Maximilian After Party at the Londoner

Fashion designer Maximilian Davis celebrated his graduation from Fashion East on Sunday with an intimate after party at The London Hotel’s Green Room in Leicester Square. The designer’s friends, including Jourdan Dunn, Ib Kamara, Joy Crookes, Lulu Kennedy, Paloma Elsesser, Charles Jeffery, Mowalola, Maxim Magnus, Faye Wei Wei and Donna Wallace, sipped Belvedere vodka cocktails and danced to the music by James Massiah.

Parties and dinners during London fashion

Francisco Costa with Alison Loehnis at the Costa Brazil dinner at Sessions Arts Club.
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Costa Brazil x Net-a-porter dinner at Sessions Art Club

Francisco Costa, former female creative director of Calvin Klein Collection, returns to the limelight to promote his Costa Brazil project, an eco-beneficial beauty line that harnesses the natural resources of Brazil. On Sunday evening, he hosted a dinner with Alison Loehnis, president of luxury and fashion for the Yoox/Net-a-porter group, to celebrate the upcoming launch of the brand’s first fragrance.

Dinner guests, including Raven Smith, Susie Lau, Tallulah Harlech, Poppy Jamie, Gabriella Windsor, Tish Weinstock and Tom Guinness, enjoyed langoustines, seared scallops with truffles and blood orange pies at the Sessions Arts Club in Clerkenwell Green.

Osman Yousefzada x 10 magazine memoir launch at Maine Mayfair

Osman Yousefzada x 10 magazine memoir launch at Maine Mayfair.
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Osman Yousefzada x 10 magazine memoir launch at Maine Mayfair

10 magazine’s editor-in-chief Sophia Neophitou hosted a reception last Thursday at Maine Mayfair on Hanover Square to celebrate the launch of fashion designer Osman Yousefzada’s memoir “The Go-Between: A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds,” a coming of age tale set in a close-knit Muslim Pashtun community in downtown Birmingham.

Guests including Ajak Deng, Christopher Kane, Joshua Scacheri, Eddy Aldridge and Princess Julia sipped cocktails made with Ciroc vodka, Beaufort Spirit, Sipsmith gin and Enimigos tequilla, and danced to the eclectic sounds of DJ Shimmy and Yousefzada himself.

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