Friday, 19 September 2014

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village #BDCMens

On 18th September 2014, a group of us were shipped to Oxfordshire to celebrate the official opening of The British Designers' Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village. You might have heard about this quaint little village housing the holy mecca of outlet shopping about an hour away from London by train (think a smaller scale Woodbury Common in New York, but no less exciting). Curated by British GQ, and in celebration of London Collections: Men, the pop-up boutique features the work of various celebrated British designers. Many of the designers showcased were in attendance at the event, alongside several men around town:

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Sam Claflin / ph: Dave M Benett

British artiste Sam Claflin, whom I featured numerous times on here was in attendance, but I didn't see him! Then again, I was mostly ogling at the shoes in the pop-up shop. Multi-tasking is not exactly my strong suit. Sam Claflin looked good, although oddly giving me the Olly Murs vibe. Love the felt hat and contrast edging shoes (Nicholas Kirkwood??), but he must be boiling underneath that navy peacoat.

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Charlie Casely-Hayford / ph: Dave M Benett

The very dapper (and tall) Charlie Casely-Hayford was also in attendance, who together with his father Joe Casely-Hayford, formed Casely-Hayford.

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Charlie Casely-Hayford / ph: Dave M Benett

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Darren Kennedy / ph: Dave M Benett

Darren Kennedy, British television presenter, stylist and fashion journalist. #NeedThoseLeopardPrintDesertBootsNOW

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Katie Eary / ph: Dave M Benett

British designer Katie Eary, who designed the amazing cobalt blue suede monk strap shoes from the Mr Porter x Grenson collaboration, also has a small collection included within the Designers' Collective. #WantTheBlueMonkstraps #WantHerFendiBagCharm

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Lou Dalton and James Long / ph: Dave M Benett

British designers Lou Dalton and James Long.

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Robert Konjic / ph: Dave M Benett

The über gorgeous Robert Konjic. I kept staring and drooling at him which is mega embarrassing, thank god he had no idea who I am. He went shopping at Dior Homme after the event too, such good taste he has. #StalkStalkStalk

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Marc Hare / ph: Dave M Benett

Marc Hare from Mr. Hare, whom I cornered when we congregated at Marylebone Station. Wearing white Cunningham leather sneakers from his new collection. #Represent

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Mr. Hare with his shoes from the showcase.

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
Oh hello Mr. Hare suede monkstrap shoes!

The British Designers’ Collective Menswear pop-up boutique at Bicester Village
A fabulous array of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes from the British Designers' Collective Bicester Village pop-up shop. All 50% off, FIFTY! You might recognise the black and white chevron zig-zag flats, which Jared Leto wore to the British premiere of Dallas Buyers Club. #wantWantWANT

Enough to tempt you to Bicester Village yet? The British Designers' Collective Menswear pop-up shop is now open and will run until mid-October 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    Our marketing agency IntoTheMinds (www.intotheminds.com), based in Belgium, has recently started an not-for-profit online project to propose a comprehensive selection of the best pop-up stores worldwide.
    We came across your initiative and found it remarkable.

    We would like to ask your permission for reusing your pictures on our website to illustrate an article ( ) and, on the same occasion, would like to know :
    - Whether you’d have other photographs available that we could include (in high-resolution jpg format)

    - Whether the person responsible for the pop-up store project would like to take an interview


    We thank you in advance for your answer.

    Best regards,

    Liliana Pirvu
    Consultant
    lp@IntoTheMinds.com
    ICAB
    Rue des Pères Blancs 4
    BE-1040 Brussels, Belgium
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