Apparently, Katie Grand had already figured out what she would do next after her 'Love In' at Dover Street - she's working at least a season ahead of the rest of the pack. Her latest work-out involves the 'remix' of Prada's Bond Street flagship as part of the brands 'Iconoclast' programme. Prada invited four of the world's iconic fashion editors to remix their flagships in the four fashion capitals: last night, Grand represented London, last week was the turn of Sarah White in New York, Oliver Rizzo will work his magic for Milan next week and finally French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld will rework the Avenue Montaigne boutique in Paris on March 5. Grand's touch included made-up and wimpole-d mannequins clad in an array of archival Prada choices, offering a touch of fashion déjà vu for many of the editors. Downstairs, the ground-floor display made much of Prada's celebrated vertiginous spring shoes through constant repeats of various styles lining the store - echoed by a looped film playing on a giant pixellated video screen, but somewhat contradicted by a rather incongruous skate ramp taking centre-stage. Certainly, Prada's close-to-four-figure and closer-to-six-inch it-shoes negate any strenuous ollies. Or, indeed, any of that walking-type stuff.
Speaking of moving fashion, our next stop on last night's (slightly) whirlwind tour was the Chelsea Arts Club and Diane Pernet's latest screening of her festival A Shaded View on Fashion Film. An abbreviated programme nevertheless contained many gems - satisfyingly, a number of which were drawn from our own SHOWstudio archives. The highlights for me? Undoubtedly the alway-entertaining 'Peter Jensen's Screentests' from our own Future Tense season, Boudicca's reworking of perfume add cliche's into something with far more bite, and finally Jeremy Scott's 'Video Lookbook,' an affectionately tacktacular piece of film I have been hankering after viewing since its inception to accompany Scott's Spring/Summer 2001 'Cosmoplitan' collection.