A Day In Feathers- Fashion Illustration Event

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Thank you for all our dearest friends and customers who joined us on the ‘A Day in Feathers’ event. We had the honour of having the acclaimed illustrator Dennis Nothdruft, curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum, doing live fashion illustration at Feathers Knightsbridge Store.

 

It was a very hot and stuffy afternoon when London was struck by the heat wave. Ice cold gin and tonic was served on a rusty wooden table with fresh lemon wedges. When the watercolour and colour felt pens were laid out on the sketch pads, everyone was so anticipated and excited like school kids, waiting for Dennis to work his magic on the blanc paper.

We are surprised to see in a matter of merely a few minutes, using the free flowing ‘Snapshot’ approach, Dennis had instantly captured the spirit, essence and the personalities of the whole store. In the generation where everyone uses smartphones to record their lives, these ‘snapshots’ seem to be capturing more than photos.

Here are some of our favourite moments of the event:

 

A Day in Feathers Behind the Scenes clips

Watch the full video and interview HERE

 

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Lovely Noelle Rene joined us for a drink and a quick illustration

Dennis Nothdruft,Curator of Fashion and Textile Museum

Follow Dennis on Pinterest where you can see all his inspirations!

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Wardrobe Staples

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As seen on Vogue.com Rianne van Rompaey looking effortlessly chic in this monochrome outfit

We are loving this modern and simple style on model Rianne van Rompaey. Sometimes monochrome staples are all we need for a fuss free wardrobe. Here’s how we style our AW14 new arrivals for you:

‘Linda Farrow 71′ SunglassesAlexander McQueen Mini ‘Heroine’ Tote; Toga Pulla Cuban Heel BootsJil Sander ‘Frill placket Shirt’Ann Demeulemeester Cropped trousers

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Have Fun with Moschino AW14, Good Times Guaranteed!

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Image from Dazed Digital

While all the French fries Iphone cases and the McDonald baseball jackets are flying off the shelf here in Feathers, we received more attention grabbing items from Moschino which has been coveted by their fans all over the world.

We are glad to see some of our favourite bloggers are embracing the fast food trend with a playful style.

Chiarra Ferragni looking sweet in Mr. Funtastik T-shirt. Read here: The Blonde Salad
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Channelling Spongebob with Jeremy Scott

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Image from Dazed Digital

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Have Fun with slogan T-shirts and branded accessories!

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Shades of Blue

 

Although we always opt for black/white and grey for a modern and easy look, it can sometimes look a bit dull. This winter we would like to inject some colour into the wardrobe, what colour is better than the refreshing shades of blue?blue2

Not going too far from the winter dark colour palette, why not try this pale blue shirt with black doodling from Carven? Instant youthful look is guaranteed.

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Another way to introduce shades of blue to your wardrobe is to play around details. This electric blue fox fur lined parka from Mr & Mrs Furs not only gives you that cool military vibe but also feels luxuriously warm.

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Last but not least, add some denim to your look. Patchworked denim is still the talk of town. Try these Current Elliot ‘the fling’ boyfriend jeans, they are very stylish yet still ultra comfy. Here’s Feathers’ edit of our favourite blue pieces:

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THE ROW FOR LINDA FARROW GALLERY – ‘THE ROW 36′ SUNGLASSES; Phillip Audibert Bracelet; Anita Fur shawl: U Aviu Plain leather cardigan; Moschino Denim cap;Current Elliot ‘the fling’ boyfriend jeans.All available at Feathers Knightbridge store.

Feathers Weekly Favourites

Here in Feathers, we are always after a fuss-free, effortless cool style. At the moment we are loving modern clean cuts and simple elegant shapes for outerwear, feminine details such as printed chiffon and embroideries for tops,and a statement patchwork-ed skirt with sequins and wool fabric.

Pair this striking Jil Sander Navy Hooded Jacket with a simple white T-shirt and a pair of boyfriend jeans. It is relaxed in a casual and approachable aesthetic, yet still being sophisticated with true comfort. Simply perfection. 

 

We never expect less from Sacai and yet she surprised us with yet another amazing collection for AW14. Here’s what we picked for you:
Green angora blend drawstring cardigan from Sacai Luck

SACAI LUCK – CHIFFON BACK T-SHIRT

Remember everyone was talking about Junya Watanabe’s patch-worked denims from SS14? Well, the designer has revisited the idea and brought it to another level. This season, everyone is going to want this amazing circle skirt.
JUNYA WATANABE – APPLIQUÉ SKIRT

A/W 14 Bag Edit

A stylish bag and makes a whole lot of difference to your outfit. Some of our favourite handbags from AW 14 were featured in Farfetch’s latest seasonal HANDBAG GUIDE with stylist  Nobuko Tannawa.

Read it HERE 

Here are some of our favourite picks from Feather’s buyers

A/W14 Trend : Brights. Add a splash of colour to your monochrome winter wardrobe. Jil Sander Medium ‘Lady J’ Shoulder Bag

A/W 14 Trend: Quilting. Take this dinky Moschino quilted pochette to an afternoon tea with your girlfriends. 

A/W 14 Trend: Sports Lux. How to make your outfit more youthful? Try pairing it with this Moschino quilted backpack

A/W14 Trend: Metallic details. Carry all you want with this roomy Darcy Shopper by Alexander Wang. The new version of the silver toned studs are light to carry and very stylish!

Chalk Masterpieces by Julien Colombier

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With our upcoming illustration day at feathers, we have been thinking of how art can compliment the shopping experience. We found a perfect example of this with artist Julien Colombier creating his chalk masterpieces for La Printemps department store bourgeois Haussmann. Using coloured chalk on black backgrounds, the artist worked with designers such as DVF, Cacharel, and Paul & Joe for its 250th anniversary. Each display is exotic and represents distant travels from around the world to lure in customers into a fantasy world of luxury product.

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Inviting you to ‘A Day in Feathers – Live Illustration’

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Feathers invite

We invite you all to come and visit us on the 18th July 2014 to the Knightsbridge store to see acclaimed illustrator and curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum Dennis Nothdruft create a series of drawings in a variety of media, using a free flowing ‘snapshot’ approach to capture the essence, energy and aesthetic of Feathers.

The Burstein family hope you can join them in store for drinks, whilst you observe this amazing talent capture through illustration the unique boutique shopping experience.

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Feathers’ Flock in Drapers Magazine

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On the latest edition of Drapers magazine you will see the 2 generations of the Burstein family gracing the front cover and 2 page interview about the past, present and future plans in celebration of Feathers’ 40th anniversary in Knightsbridge.

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Fashion Blogger Alicia Lund For Helmut Lang Blazer

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It is essential for every woman to have the must have staples in her wardrobe…… introducing the blazer! The blazer is especially good for working women, this is an intrinsic piece that can be nearly worn with EVERYTHING! To go with a smart pair of cigarette trousers or a distressed pair of denim jeans, a good blazer can make your outfit go leaps and bounds. Fashion blogger Alicia Lund from ‘Cheetah is the New Black’ has got it right with this Helmut Lang collarless, single button black blazer, Alicia has coordinated hers with a classic white tee and funky ripped shorts.

Click here for our buyers pick for the modern blazer: Helmut Lang’s blazer

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I remember being so nervous for my final interview with Robbie Myers (editor-in-chief at ELLE)… mainly just over what to wear. I did some major pinteresting, and googling for professional yet fashionable interview inspiration. I ended up wearing a dress and pumps however I wish I had owned this blazer at the time as it instantly gives me that extra dose of confidence whenever I slip it on. The sleek shape adds a touch of unexpected personality, and it makes any outfit look polished and let’s be honest, infinitely cooler. I have been pairing it with more casual separates recently to offset the business-y feel (party on the bottom!).

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