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I’m Ben, Co-Founder of lifestyle website 'London on the Inside', here to welcome you to the new issue of the Carnaby Magazine and the season ahead. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe for the colder months, you’ll find everything you need at London’s ultimate shopping destination. Inside, check out the best buys to take you from day to night on pages 9 and 25, sneaker drops you need to know on page 16 and accessories for every occasion on page 30. Top of my list for this season – Vans and Dr. Martens are my favourites for footwear, Folk and Universal Works are the go-to for quality pieces and Samsøe & Samsøe for Scandi style. With temperatures dropping, what better way to warm up post-shopping than at one of the area’s many standout bars and restaurants? Some of our most delicious memories at 'London on the Inside' include the confit pork steamed buns at Bao ; spicy Indian small plates at Kricket ; and hidden gem Evelyn's Table in the basement of TheBluePosts –greatforwatchingthechefsinaction.
Uncover the secrets to the perfect oozy, melted raclette from Soho newbie Heritage on page 33.
Planning your next night out? Check out page 34 to discover the incredible live music, clubs, bars and theatres that can be found in Carnaby and Soho, including the highly anticipated new Boulevard Theatre . As we all strive to become more sustainable, find out the many ways Carnaby and Soho’s shops and restaurants are giving back on page 20 and how you can get involved. I love the free water refill station in Kingly Court, which has saved the use of over 70,000 plastic 500ml bottles since June 2018! Don’t forget to follow @CarnabyLondon and @ThisIsSoho and share your favourite photos from the area. You might just appear on their Instagram – enjoy the issue!
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Swiss Meets Soho The Spirit of Soho Listings
Seeking some fresh fashion flair or new tastes to try?
Samsøe & Samsøe 47 Beak Street Check out Danish favourite Samsøe & Samsøe’s first UK flagship. This striking store stocks handsome Scandi styles in premium fabrics, with signature clean lines and modern prints. Future classics for stylish shoppers.
ba&sh 20 Beak Street Master the effortlessly cool French style via ba&sh’s timeless and unique designs. Shop super covetable, bang-on-trend womenswear and party-dress favourites in the new Beak Street store. Liars & Lovers 56B Carnaby Street Meet your new jewellery obsession, British brand Liars & Lovers, a trend-led jewellery boutique complete with plush piercing studio. Pop in for expert stacking advice or treat friends to a piercing party…we challenge you to stop at one!
Cahoots – The Ticket Hall & Control Room 6 Kingly Street
A 1940s-themed cocktail bar set in an overground train station has opened on Kingly Street, complementing the fabulous underground-themed Cahoots. The new venue now spans two storeys because when the drinks are this good – one floor is never enough. Heritage 18–20 Rupert Street With Swiss cuisine reimagined by Head Chef Aarik Persaud through an elegant menu designed for sharing, Heritage is forging a fresh dining concept. From fondue, raclette and rösti to barbecuing on table-top charbonnade grills, Heritage showcases exquisite Swiss culinary techniques.
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RRL 6 Newburgh Street An iconic addition to the London line up, Ralph Lauren’s RRL has opened in the Newburgh Quarter. The brand’s hand-selected vintage products, utility-inspired garments and denim staples are a byword for Americana cool. The Collection 17 Brewer Street If the sweet spot between music, fashion and art is your jam then head to The Collection for unique clothing, footwear and accessories. Explore the store’s innovative streetwear collaborations and step into instant cool.
Wood Wood 33–35 Brewer Street Head to the new flagship and showroom of Copenhagen-based brand Wood Wood for cutting- edge fashion and contemporary streetwear, mixing their own revered label with a mix of sought-after urban fashion brands.
Timberland 5–7 Carnaby Street Not just a durable footwear brand but a cultural icon, the Timberland boot is an autumn/winter staple. Stylish and practical, try the latest collection for size at the new Carnaby store, where you can also bag the sustainable RÆBURN x Timberland collection, designed by Christopher Ræburn. God Can’t Destroy Streetwear 4 Peter Street With its slogans, collaborations and limited-edition drops, GCDS has already attracted the attention of Dua Lipa, Hailey Baldwin and Rita Ora. Launched just two years ago by Giuliano Calza, the brand has become famous worldwide for its youthful, modern approach to fashion and retail.
Words by Laura Weir Editor at Evening Standard
Photographs by Ben Broomfield RÆBURN x Timberland AW 2019
Christopher Raeburn has been pioneering ethical design credentials for over ten years. We ask what’s next for fashion’s original sustainability warrior.
Thank goodness for Christopher Raeburn, an elegant, 37-year-old firebrand of sustainability activism who has been gently nudging the fashion industry towards doing the right thing for over a decade. In 2009, Raeburn knew what most people didn’t: that our levels of consumption were unsustainable, and that eco-fashion was the future. Cue Raeburn launching his sustainable fashion brand RÆBURN, producing clothing that subscribed to the ethos: Remade, Reduced, Recycled. Now finally, the fashion world has clued in to his smart stance. Fashion giant Timberland was the first to pounce on his know-how, possessing the foresight to bank Raeburn's ethical credentials and make them their own. In 2018, after appointing him as creative director of Timberland, the iconic footwear and apparel brand, a significant part of VF brands alongside Vans, The North Face and Lee, turned over $1.9 billion.
Raeburn is one of three brothers and grew up in rural Kent. His older brother Graeme now works with him at RÆBURN as Performance Director and is equally passionate about the brand’s message:
Raeburn doesn't enter into collaborations with other brands lightly, wise to the fact that his personal brand equity pivots on his own authenticity. “My design philosophy is central to responsible design,” he says, “which runs alongside Timberland’s commitment to producing responsibly and their efforts to incorporate recycled and organic materials in their products over time, which inherently matches my own design sensibility.” And therein lies the core message of the collaboration’s most recent collection. In partnership with Timberland, Raeburn has deconstructed and remade signature Timberland garments, which will be on sale in November when the brand’s new store opens on Carnaby Street. Think reversible jackets in camo or two tone, made from 100% recycled polyester, or cool contemporary sweatshirts that are 100% organic cotton and of course a reworked iconic Brooklyn boot. These pieces are not only sustainable; they are genuinely stylish. But to what extent is Timberland willing to allow Raeburn to challenge and disrupt its business practices? “Well the first thing to say is that Timberland of course has incredible scale and talented team members around the globe, so our design process tends to be more complex,” he admits. “We’ve been working hard at Timberland to really put craft and creativity into the hands of our designers – it’s an exciting moment as we really evolve Timberland to become a leader in responsible design.”
After accumulating so much on his bulging CV, what is left for Christopher Raeburn to achieve? Does his track record of being a pioneer pile on the pressure? “On a personal level I’ve been incredibly inspired by programmes like ‘Blue Planet II’ and ‘War on Plastic’ and I’m looking forward to continuing to challenge myself to make impactful changes,” he admits. “We’re living through an interesting time of great disruption and I’m confident we’re all waking up to our impacts, so I’m hopeful for a future where we have a more positive effect on the earth.” No mean feat – but if anyone can make it happen, Raeburn can.
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from @freshlengths – a London-based beauty and fashion blog. New make-up is my weakness and there’s a lot of choice around Carnaby and Soho. It’s always hard to pick favourites but here are four lip products I’m obsessed with, which you can pick up in the area.
From Too Faced , the Rich & Dazzling lip gloss in Raisin the Roof has the perfect amount of shimmer, noticeable but not over the top.
Mattes are also something I reach for often, especially a neutral shade for every day like the MatteLast Liquid Lip in Au Naturelle from Pixi .
Another of my favourites is M∙A∙C Matte Lipstick in Chili. It’s a creamy red-orange with an autumnal feel and I love that it lasts and doesn’t feel drying.
With the drop in temperature I also gravitate towards darker berry hues like the BLEACH London lip kit in Bruised Violet. It’s a lip and liner duo which makes it easier to get a sharp line and fill in the corners.
Be savvy and make space in your handbag for these two multi-purpose products for all over!
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Born from an evolution of surf and skate culture, streetwear style has, without a doubt, redefined fashion. Casual dress code now dominates everyday style, with high fashion even cashing in on the ‘hypebeast’ scene. For all you streetwear addicts, head to Carnaby and Soho for the latest drops from brands such as Wood Wood, Axel Arigato and God Can’t Destroy Streetwear.
Photography Polly Hanrahan Styling Toni Caroline Make-Up and Hair Mario Brooksbank Models Ariel Toole, Hamad Jaman, Rhea Walter-Padua Locations Pizza Pilgrims – Kingly Court My Place Soho / Reckless Records – Berwick Street
Hamad wears top New Era , shirt Ben Sherman , trousers Albam , watch G-SHOCK , boots Red Wing Shoes , Socks GCDS . Rhea wears t-shirt GCDS , cardigan The Ragged Priest , jeans Wood Wood , beanie Albam , earrings Liars & Lovers , trainers Camper , socks Diesel . Ariel wears dungarees Monki , jumper ba&sh , trainers Replay , socks Happy Socks , earrings and ring Joy Everley Fine Jewellers .
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Rhea wears top The Great Frog , jeans The Ragged Priest , beanie Albam , trainers Levi’s , socks GCDS .
Ariel wears dungarees Wood Wood , jumper and belt Lazy Oaf , trainers Axel Arigato , socks Happy Socks .
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Left: Hamad wears tracksuit Laurel Wreath by Fred Perry , boots Timberland .
Right: Hamad wears jumper New Era , shirt Filson , ring The Great Frog . Rhea wears jumper Ben Sherman , top GCDS , trousers Lazy Oaf , cap Levi’s .
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From the outside looking in, sneaker culture can seem like a very 'wink wink, nudge nudge' situation. Plus, navigating London’s retail landscape can be a complete maze in itself. Below, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite sneaker shops in Carnaby and Soho that you need to know about, ranging from California classics like Vans to rare sneakers from Japan.
Words by Chris Danforth Footwear Editor at Highsnobiety @c_danforth
adidas Originals For all three-striped goods, the adidas Originals flagship is surely noteworthy. Don’t underestimate the cosiness of an adidas tracksuit. The brand’s Carnaby doors stock classic sportswear basics as well as limited-edition sneaker collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. Palace Be warned, Palace is not consistently stocked with sneakers because they have a tendency to sell out. On weekdays you’ll be able to grab accessories and
PUMA PUMA’s classic German low-tops (I will always recommend the evergreen Clyde and Basket sneakers) as well as pop culture collaborations including the new PUMA x Karl Lagerfeld range can all be found here. Footpatrol Footpatrol is a must-know sneaker boutique in London. Bottom line. The compact space contains an 'if you know, you know' selection of kicks, so don’t be surprised if you see someone eyeing your Footpatrol shopping bag.
END. END. takes a more curated approach to their sneaker offerings, purveying Japanese designers and limited collaborations (i.e. YEEZY and OFF-WHITE) that don’t stay in stock for long. Watch out for line-ups on Fridays and Saturdays and make sure to sign up for END. raffles via their 'Launches' platform. You can also trust the staff to know what they’re talking about.
size? Stop through at size? for the international retailer’s immense selection of brands, offering up exclusive styles from adidas, Reebok, New Balance and more. No need to wrap your head around complicated fashion trainers here, just timeless sportswear.
The colourways and variation of Vans sneakers are what make this outpost worth a visit. Ask for the Anaheim range (colour combinations made like they were in the original Vans Anaheim factory), and beautifully patterned
apparel, but when co-branded kicks
alongside Reebok or adidas hit the shelves, you’ll have to join the queue.
models from the Van Doren series.
It’s no easy business picking new glasses, but
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Words by Mike Gibson Editor at Foodism
Photographs by Tim Atkins
Given the problems facing the environment today, there’s no better time than now to put sustainability front of mind when choosing where to eat and drink. Whether it’s seeing images of the Amazon rainforest burning, watching Sir David Attenborough in front of an ocean strewn with plastic, or flicking through Twitter and reading headlines that spell out the challenge of balancing the lives we lead with their effect on the planet we inhabit, it’s clear to anyone with a conscience and a semblance of common sense that this is something of a watershed moment. Thankfully, though, it’s never been easier to make considered choices when dining out. Many restaurants, bars and cafés are putting traceability, responsible sourcing, reduction of food waste and the elimination of single-use plastic at the very top of the agenda when they’re opening venues or assessing their daily and weekly operations. Chefs and restaurateurs are usually environmentally minded people. They recognise that good sourcing, careful stewardship of the land and non-invasive farming methods usually lead to better-tasting food. They also relish the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint using innovative methods across the kitchen and supply chain.
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From left to right: Some of Carnaby's restaurants, bars and cafés who are taking action to protect the ocean; The Rum Kitchen , Cahoots , Bread Ahead , Jinjuu , Crumbs & Doilies .
These are the types of stories that we at Foodism are passionate about telling. That’s why, when we began working with Carnaby, we were excited to hear about the Blue Turtle initiative and got our readers together in September 2019 to celebrate all things food and sustainability. Thinking about the environmental impact of their businesses is something restaurateurs and venue operators should be doing anyway, but using a simple pledge to create a mutually supportive community and to set an example for the rest of London and the UK pushes that further: it creates an environment where positive change is nurtured and encouraged. For consumers, too, creating cultural moments like this can be hugely influential to the way people make choices in their own lives, from shopping to eating and drinking. We hope that seeing the Blue Turtle logo in Carnaby windows will do just that – after all, if you know the bars and restaurants you’re going to are at the cutting edge of sustainable drinking and dining, going anywhere else seems a bit like going against common sense, doesn’t it?
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Discover the incredible charity, community and sustainability initiatives in Carnaby and Soho all year round.
M∙A∙C 30 Great Marlborough Street Celebrate 25 years of VIVA GLAM at M∙A∙C with their exclusive lipstick collection. The charitable campaign raises money and awareness for those affected by HIV and AIDS and homeless LGBTQ+ youth, and has so far changed over 19 million lives. When you buy VIVA GLAM, you’re buying more than a lipstick. Napapijri 3 Carnaby Street We’re loving Carnaby newcomer Napapijri and their cutting-edge Skidoo Infinity, a sustainable jacket designed to be 100% recycled, made from ECONYL® recycled material. After two years, return your jacket and it will be processed into new yarn and new products.
Free Refills in Kingly Court Join the battle against single-use plastic bottle waste and fill up on the go at Kingly Court’s FREE water refill station. Since its installation in June 2018, the station has saved the use of over 70,000 500 ml plastic water bottles.
Dehesa 25 Ganton Street Make a difference while you dine at tapas restaurant Dehesa, who donate £1 from every table to Switchback, a charity hosting an intensive rehabilitation programme for young adult offenders. Columbia Sportswear 39 Carnaby Street With the ambition of inspiring Londoners to embrace their sense of adventure and explore the capital, join the Columbia community this season and get involved in workshops, fitness classes and much more.
Sweaty Betty No. 1 Carnaby Street For the best in stylish, eco-friendly activewear, head to the Sweaty Betty flagship and check out the brand’s first recycled leggings, the new Camo Super Sculpt. The revolutionary bum-sculpting leggings are made by transforming 17 post-consumer PET plastic bottles into high-performance polyester.
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Oliver Spencer 81 Berwick Street The menswear favourite is taking huge steps to become more sustainable, including minimising packaging, which has resulted in a 36,934kg reduction in their carbon footprint. Their Berwick Street store is powered by renewable energy and 41% of the cotton used in the AW19 collection is organic. Birkenstock 42 Carnaby Street Carnaby newcomer and global footwear brand, Birkenstock, is now helping your feet look as pretty as your sandals with their Natural Skin Care range. Exclusive to the Carnaby store, the collection is environmentally friendly, vegan, and contains an anti-ageing ingredient found in cork oak. Not just for your feet, the line also includes everything from body scrub to revitalising shampoo.
Wright Brothers Soho While most of us are still sleeping soundly in the early hours, the day boats head into Brixham market with their fresh catch. All the fish served in Wright Brothers Soho is caught on our UK coast and is as sustainable as it can be and truly sea-to-plate as it’s delivered to the restaurant in under 24 hours. The Detox Kitchen 10 Kingly Street For food that’s both healthy and sustainable, head to The Detox Kitchen, who give all unsold food to Karma and food waste to Pale Green Dot, a company that turns food waste into farm fertiliser. The Kingly Court deli also offers a discount when you bring your own Tupperware and coffee cup. Söderberg 36 Berwick Street Söderberg’s delicious baked goods are made from responsibly sourced ingredients, including flour from Shipton Mill, who use Soil-Association-approved organic farming practices. Their Vegware takeaway cups are not only recyclable but compostable, plus, if you buy a reusable KeepCup, you’ll get a free bun and coffee for £1!
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Did you know? As well as a shopping haven, Carnaby is home to 160,000 bees living in beehives across its rooftops. Newburgh Street is also celebrated as 100% pollinator- friendly. Look out for the annual ‘Bees’ Needs Week’, where bee-enthusiasts and conservationists can pick up tips on how to help our pollinator pals.
For the discerning shopper in search of a slice of old London, the Newburgh Quarter is a must. Here’s what to look out for this autumn.
With its incredible archive in San Francisco – dating back to 1873 – from which to draw design inspiration, the UK’s only Levi’s Vintage Clothing shop is a true gem. New for AW19 is a reproduction of its famous 1960s suede Sherpa Jacket, as well as tapered-fit cords with turn-ups – inspired by a pair from the Levi’s vaults dating back to 1919. If you’re holding out for hero pieces, this is a must-visit.
original ‘Skull’ ring, as worn by Johnny Depp, Slash and Keith Richards, it’s perhaps fitting that this autumn sees the brand launch of its very own single malt whisky in collaboration with Milroy’s of Soho. There’s also a new collaboration with top influencer Sammi Jefcoate on a series of rock ‘n’ roll headscarves and a special ring, plus rock out from your feet up with the launch of The Great Frog socks. New to the basement of the renowned Pankhurst London barber shop is beauty boutique supreme Vivienne Talsmat , who has been described as "the secret weapon of London’s super wealthy" and whose job it is to make you feel more beautiful. Treat yourself and choose from her amazing Rejuva Radiance Silver, Gold or Platinum treatments, where East meets West with deep cleansing, sculpting and skin rejuvenation that will make you shine. The 33 Marshall Street tattoo parlour in the basement of barber Johnny’s Chop Shop shuns tired old tattoo shop ideas in favour of a boutique-cum- art-gallery feel. It’s the brainchild of entrepreneur Talitha Maddison, with cult illustrator turned tattoo ink master, Jamie Burbidge, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will leave your Newburgh Quarter visit as more than just a memory.
The AW19 season also ushers in a bold expansion of the Red Wing ‘Heritage Collection’, at both the men’s and women’s stores on Newburgh Street, drawing on the 114-year-old, American-made legacy. New styles, like the men’s Sawmill boots and women’s Classic Engineer, Holly, and Gracie emerge as the latest additions to be sought after. To bring out the cowgirl in you – a key trend for this season – comes the Inez ankle western boot in honey chinook leather. Stunning. For fashion lovers, Lazy Oaf ’s new collections are inspired by sci-fi worlds and cyberspace culture, with neon brights and fluorescent shades channelling the aesthetics of 90s cult film ‘Hackers’ and a nod to bedroom gamers and cyberdelic escapism. Arcade game graphics and console-inspired logos feature throughout the collection with key pieces including the ‘Game Over’ panel fleece and neon ‘Transformer’ pants. Back on the heritage tip, famous British outerwear specialist Barbour is celebrating its 125 th anniversary with an exclusive collection of limited-edition iconic jackets. Under the title of Barbour Icons Re-Engineered come fresh interpretations of the Haydon wax jacket, the International jacket – as worn by Steve McQueen – the supercool International Polarquilt jacket, as well as the world-renowned Bedale and Beaufort wax jackets. All ultra-collectable. Anyone familiar with The Great Frog knows it’s the home of rock ‘n’ roll jewellery, originally established on Carnaby Street in 1972. Producers of the
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Ariel Toole Rhea Walter-Padua
As winter draws in, it’s safe to say that party season is well and truly here, and there’s no better place in London to find the going-out look. Steal the spotlight in statement heels, sparkling jewellery and the ultimate party dresses, perfect for Dancing Queens and Disco Divas. With a vibrant and bustling nightlife scene, the party never ends in Carnaby and Soho. We’ve rounded up the best cocktail bars, clubs and theatres on page 34. Party people, what are you waiting for?
Photography Polly Hanrahan Styling Toni Caroline Make-Up and Hair Mario Brooksbank Locations The Court – Kingly Street, temper – Broadwick Street
Rhea wears dress Scotch & Soda , headband Liars & Lovers , boots GCDS , bag Skinnydip .
Ariel wears dress Lazy Oaf , bag Skinnydip , necklaces GCDS and The Great Frog , shoes G.H.Bass & Co .
Rhea wears dress Lazy Oaf , shirt Ben Sherman, belt Lazy Oaf , shoes GCDS , socks Happy Socks .
Ariel wears shirt Scotch & Soda , skirt Diesel , boots Timberland .
The most recent collaboration between Shaftesbury and London College of Fashion, UAL, is the creation of a studio ‘incubator’, to grow and nurture emerging tailoring businesses on the top floor of 26 Kingly Street . The pair join three floors of long-established tailors, not to mention neighbouring London’s most iconic, bespoke tailor, Mark Powell. The studios provide a wonderful opportunity for Josh and Sarah, the two winning designers, to establish their tailoring businesses with mentoring from LCF’s Graduate Futures team. Now’s your chance to shop your own bespoke, tailored, contemporary look. We speak exclusively to Josh and Sarah about their new studios, future collections and the life of a fashion designer. JOSHUA What can we look forward to from your SS20 collection?
SARAH You've placed social issues at the forefront of your design since uni. What sparked your interest in this? Mental health was the first social issue I explored. As a teenager, I experienced various mental health problems and have been fortunate to make it to recovery. Since then, all I wanted to do was give something back to mental health organisations. To create a platform that raises the awareness of social issues holds a crucial contribution to a better world and to a better well- being. The more we engage and the more we talk as a society, the more open-minded we become. A warm welcome, personal and in-depth consultation choosing from my designs, as well as perusing and purchasing of my current and past work, hand-beaded brooches, masks, veils, and signed, dated and framed/ unframed A4 illustrations. In your opinion, what makes London the perfect location for your first studio? Having my studio located in Carnaby on Kingly Street is phenomenal. It is an area deep in vibrant history and as a designer it is truly inspirational. The location is ideal for a bespoke tailor, as I have access to some of the most luxurious fabric and haberdashery as well as expertise in handcraft at my fingertips. What can our readers expect from a visit to your studio?
For spring/summer, I really wanted to explore print design and layering opposing and tonal accents. There’s a lot of colour for me this time, including plaid prints layered with abstract floral impressions, and faded lamb nappas, organic cottons and tonal lightweight wool blends which run throughout. Bonded tweeds come in reversible jackets, coating and separates.
What can our readers expect from a visit to your studio?
A very relaxed and personalised offering, I hope. I really love working directly with clients in developing the pieces with them, offering design customisation from style, length, detailing, fabric, linings, finishings and fit. For me, luxury respects the conscience of quality and longevity. In my designs I hope a woman can recognise herself, her values and feel at one.
What’s your favourite thing about being a fashion designer?
That every day is different. I am constantly exploring sustainable routes, working with new fabrics and developing new styles. I love designing directly with clients and seeing the pieces evolve to suit their needs and personality, to create a conscious piece which they will wear and love for years to come.
For bespoke appointments and private viewings of the collection, please book an appointment by emailing email@example.com. For further information please visit www.joshua-millard.com
For a bespoke consultation or for further enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sarahhollebon.co.uk
Hamad wears t-shirt The Collection , rings The Great Frog , necklaces [l-r] The Great Frog , Liars & Lovers, chain earring Liars & Lovers , all other jewellery model's own.
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Oliver Spencer is another contemporary brand embracing a more environmentally friendly approach, with 32% of all its clothing now made using fabrics certified for their environmental credentials. On top of that, 41% of the cotton used in the new AW19 collection is organic, packaging has been dramatically minimised and the Berwick Street store is powered by renewable energy. The Scandinavians are renowned for being groundbreakers in the eco-friendly stakes, and Swedish quality bag makers Sandqvist on Berwick Street go all out to make stylish but long-lasting everyday bags with special care for the environment. All products are made using organic cotton or vegetable tanned leather and all synthetic fabrics now contain recycled fibres. These are sustainable bags made to last. Over on Carnaby Street, Monki has reached its goal to source 100% of its cotton products sustainably, including organic cotton, recycled cotton and Better Cotton sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative. Even more amazingly, the brand is doing its bit for recycling by encouraging people to take in old clothes to its store – from any brand – to be recycled, with the help of its partners at I:CO. Once you’ve handed in your old bag of old clothes, they will give you a 10% discount voucher just to say thanks!
Sustainability is the buzz word in fashion, but it’s not a trend, it’s a necessity that everyone needs to embrace. Here’s how some Carnaby and Soho favourites are doing their bit.
There’s perhaps no better way to support sustainability than by wearing vintage, so why not head to Reign Vintage on Berwick Street and explore its impressive array of vintage pieces from the 1950s–1990s? There are loads of top name brands and designers that can be found, from Lacoste and Fred Perry to Valentino and Love Moschino. Also on the premium vintage tip is Ralph Lauren’s new RRL store on Newburgh Street. A long-time lover and wearer of vintage denim himself, Ralph brings in superb hand-picked pieces, including leather jackets, belts and jewellery to complement the vintage-inspired RRL on offer. The brand is also committed to creating sustainable denim with its Design the Change strategy, partnering with suppliers who collect and recycle old denim.
Name and position: With winter fast-approaching, where better to settle in for the ultimate alpine feast than in new modern-Swiss restaurant, Heritage . Rooted in the heart of Soho on Rupert Street, Heritage offers authentic and indulgent Swiss dishes in a sleek, elegant setting. Head Chef Aarik Persaud and General Manager Dusan Sofranac tell us more. SCAN TO SEE how to cut raclette @ThisIsSoho SWISS MEETS SOHO : Aarik Persaud, head chef Heritage is the only high-end Swiss-inspired restaurant in London, and we take a unique, contemporary approach to classic alpine dishes such as fondue, raclette and charbonnade (barbecue), by combining them with luxurious ingredients such as lobster, truffle and wagyu bresaola. What sets Heritage apart from other Swiss-inspired restaurants?
What are your must-have hero ingredients in the kitchen?
My mum’s roast chicken served with mashed potatoes and green beans !
Aside from the delicious food at Heritage, what would be your desert island dish?
What’s the secret to your signature raclette? I think the fondue is a MUST. Our meat fondue is a blend of gruyere, raclette and fourme d’ambert and comes with grilled pork belly, homemade sausage and slices of dry-aged beef fillet for dipping. If we had a ‘signature dish’ this would probably be it! Use top quality CHEESE – I recommend sourcing it from leading and trusted suppliers. Also, good charcuterie, we get ours from Cobble Lane Cured, the stuff is amazing. A selection of pickles rounds off any raclette dish.
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What makes Heritage the perfect date-night spot?
We’ve seen your impressive cocktail menu. Give us the perfect dinner–cocktail combo.
What does your typical Soho night out look like?
Heritage, 18–20 Rupert Street
From the hidden streets of Soho to Carnaby’s Kingly Court, theatre, music and entertainment are the thumping heart of London’s unique and varied cultural scene. We edit our pick of the best venues in town...
The project began in 2010 when James, in her role of Director of Soho Estates, decided that Walker’s Court required some serious jazzing up. “We needed to do something to regenerate it, because it was in disrepair and had become the centre of crime in Soho.” So the plan to renovate the old theatre was born. It would’ve been easy to build yet another office block in the new-look, new-generation Soho, but James insisted on keeping her grandfather’s legacy alive. “I pushed for us to include the reinstatement of the theatre within the wider development scheme. I see the relaunch as a way of celebrating him and enhancing the Soho community.”
At the heart of Walker’s Court Soho, some serious creative juices are bubbling. This enclave of Soho – an alley at the end of Berwick Street Market – has recently become home to London’s newest theatre – the Boulevard , and Fawn James , whose grandfather Paul Raymond was dubbed ‘The King of Soho’ is behind the overhaul of the area and the renovation of the Boulevard. “Entertainment was my grandfather’s ethos,” says James, who, along with her sister, inherited Raymond's property and publishing fortune when he died in 2003. “And it’s my mission to keep that going for him.”
To ensure that the theatre offers the desired mix of art, theatre and entertainment, as well as providing a thriving restaurant, bar and rehearsal space, James drafted in the talents of Rachel Edwards , the founder of the Tooting Arts Club, who will be artistic director at the Boulevard. “Theatre is part of London’s DNA,” says Edwards.“ It engenders understanding, discussion and ultimately empathy – and we need that now more than ever.”
Words by Laura Weir, Editor at Evening Standard
Boulevard Theatre opens Winter 2019.
The Court 9 Kingly Street In the 1960s, this iconic Soho venue played host to Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Today, luxury members' club The Court combines 20s speakeasy charm with live music, varying from resident pianists, soul singers, jazz, funk and rock bands. Ain’t Nothin' But... 20 Kingly Street It’s nothing but blues every night of the week at London’s original blues bar. Budding musicians can sign up to their famous Monday Blues Jam. Expect lively sessions from Andy Wiersma or Tom Julian-Jones every Saturday and wind down on Sunday with Barry Jackson’s chilled jam session. Cahoots 13 Kingly Court A playground for London’s scoundrels, step back into the 1940s at underground bar Cahoots. Enjoy live, swinging music and dancing alongside a quirky cocktail menu. Our favourite is their signature, best- selling cocktail, the ‘Vera Lynn’. The Duck and Rice 90 Berwick Street The line-up of music and entertainment at The Duck and Rice encapsulates the true spirit of Soho. Keep your eyes peeled for their Drag Queen cabaret quiz nights and Sunday night bingo hosted by Berwick Street’s oldest resident Violet – a truly unforgettable experience!
Basement Sate 8 Broadwick Street A Soho secret, this bar is the go-to for cocktails and desserts, ideal for date night. Our favourite is the Smoked Chocolate Cigar paired with your choice of over 120 different whiskeys. Enjoy house, underground and electronic beats every Thursday to Saturday night until 1.30am. Disrepute 4 Kingly Court An intimate hideaway that will transport you to 60s hedonistic nights. Open to members and non- members alike, their expertly mixed cocktails are presented as a series of short stories, invoking characters and events from Soho's heydays.
From left to right: Disrepute, The Court, Boulevard Theatre, Cahoots, Disrepute
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Silver Place Our Legacy Men’s Our Legacy Women’s Broadwick Street Axel Arigato END. FINLAY London Havaianas Sherry’s
Shinola The Great Frog
Kaledio Rolls Kolamba Myung Ga Patty & Bun Red Lion The Blue Posts The Clachan The Court Urban Tea Rooms
Folk Footpatrol GOSH! Comics
Marshall Street 33 Marshall Street Billionaire Boys Club C.P. Company Cubitts Drop Dead Clothing Johnny’s Chop Shop Mark Powell Marshall Street Leisure Centre
M.C.Overalls Misan Fabrics Nudie Jeans Oliver Spencer Soho Reckless Records Sacred Gold
Sandqvist Sister Ray
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Kingly Street Barbers Point FOOD & DRINK Kingly Court Acai Berry Cahoots Cahoots: The Ticket Hall & Control Room Chai by Mira
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Andrew Edmunds Bao Basement Sate
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Berwick Street Market Dirty Bones (Denman Street) Ember Yard Evelyn’s Table Flat White Heritage Hovarda Kiln Kricket Mediterranean Cafe My Place Soho Shoryu Ramen (Denman Street) Söderberg temper The Blue Posts The Breakfast Club The Duck and Rice The House of St Barnabas The Ivy Soho Brasserie The Palomar Violet's*
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Ganton Street Lazy Oaf Mor The Ragged Priest
Kingly Court triyoga
Great Marlborough Liberty
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Great Marlborough Street Ben’s Cookies Leon O’Neill’s The Shakespeare’s Head IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SHOPPING & LIFESTYLE
Newburgh Street Filson Joy Everley Fine Jewellers Laurel Wreath by Fred Perry Levi’s Vintage Clothing MÜHLE Onitsuka Tiger Peckham Rye RÆBURN Red Wing Shoes Red Wing Shoes Women’s RRL
Carnaby Street Farm Girl Café
Golden Square Follie
Kingly Street Ain’t Nothin’ But... Café Pomodoro Dishoom Carnaby Island Poké Jinjuu
Lexington Street A.P.C. Aesop
Ace & Tate Bleach Cass Art Clarks Originals
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