Last weekend we teamed up with Craig Green to kick off LC:M with a lunch hosted at Ace Hotel, London's Hoi Polloi for a notable guest list including Alexander Fury, Carri Munden, Charlie Porter, Judy Blame, Nicola Formichetti, Astrid Andersen and many more!
The summery lunch provided the perfect start to the season with Nick Knight and Craig Green welcoming guests with a refreshing 'Fantabulosa' cocktail featuring lemongrass, cardamom, gin, cucumber. and splash of Limoncello, or a 'Shoreditch Greens', a cold pressed juice by Lovage, Ace Hotel's resident juice window. This was followed by a fresh, light and green(!) menu featuring new Hoi Polloi summer lunch dishes, which includes Watercress and Lovage soup, blackened sugar snaps, a salad of spelt, asparagus, cow's curd and radish, and salmon with charred cucumber, avocado and soy, followed by strawberries, pink peppercorn meringue and milk ice cream; menus featured an illustration of Craig Green S/S 2014 interpreted by Fiona Gourlay, the original artwork of which is available to purchase from SHOWstudio Shop; resident music maesto Xavier Roide created an exclusive soundscape with his myriad synthesisers, which developed into synth pop with dessert, followed by the lovely Jonjo DJing.
Nick Knight provided his thoughts on the subject of London menswear 'I'm so thrilled to host an event to kick off LC:M. London is the city that pioneers the most dynamic and beautiful menswear, from dandies like Beau Brumell to current designers like Craig Green with his amazing skill for texture and craftsmanship. It feels really like our city is a home of innovation. I'm looking forward to being amazed and inspired by all the great fashion we are going to see over the course of the next week.'