It's become something of a habit for Dolce & Gabbana to host the event that starts off each edition of London Collections: Men. Such was the occasion last night when, despite of wind and rain, the brand drew the best faces in town into their beautiful New Bond Street store, which they opened back in June.
Kylie Minogue and Roberto Bolle, the hosts for the evening, greeted and chatted with London's fashion scene usuals David Gandy and Thom Evans. They were joined by a great list of guests including Marvin Hulmes, Roberto di Matteo, Paul Coster, Charlie Siem and, my favourite, grooming vlogger star Jim Chapman.
We all got to see the Pre Fall tailoring collection – my highlight were the embroidered velvet pieces – while enjoying Italian prosecco and wines (my favourite, Nero d'Avola) and were all moved by a wonderful live performance by Charlie Siem. To make the perfect experience, the Italian brand had decorated their store with miniatures of some of Italy's most iconic monuments: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, the dome from Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence's Palazzo Vecchio amongst others.
It was the perfect way to kick off the season and to catch up with colleagues after the holidays.
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