Tag: fashion

Oliver Bonas

Published on 14th August 2018

Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, designing their own take on fashion and homeware. Company Overview Our story starts with our founder, Olly. His creative upbringing, culturally influenced by the many countries he lived in, instilled a love of design and an exploratory spirit from an early age. At university whilst studying Anthropology, Olly began to bring back gifts for friends from his travels abroad. He turned this into a small business and in 1993 the first store opened in London, repainted by his friends with Olly behind a second-hand till. Over two decades on, Oliver Bonas has evolved from curating others’ designs to creating our own. Our team of designers now take Olly’s exploratory spirit and channel it into our fashion and homeware collections. We are inspired by the alchemy of great design, fresh thinking, and the belief that design has the power to positively affect how we feel. New designs land in store and online every week. Today, OB has grown to over 60 stores across the UK and is run by an amazing team who share Olly’s passion for bringing new ideas to life. We have fun and follow our company motto: Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind. The London Bridge branch of Oliver Bonas is located on the lower concourse of London Bridge Station. Platform access only. Open daily 7am-9pm.   

10% discount in Charles Tyrwhitt

Published on 24th May 2018

Charles Tyrwhitt is a Jermyn Street menswear company committed to delivering the best of classic British style to the world. It was founded in 1986 by Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler, a firm believer in the idea that there’s no better way of dressing than in Britain’s time-transcending, world-renowned codes of elegance. Mr. Wheeler went on a mission to deliver high-quality, classic, and quintessentially British shirts at affordable prices, making it easy for men to dress well. The business grew to lead a worldwide revolution in the way men dress. Without giving up on classic elegance, Charles Tyrwhitt introduced non-iron shirts, stretch chinos, shoes, and other styles of timeless appeal with modern finishes for the man of today, helping change the course of men’s fashion. The Charles Tyrwhitt Tooley Street store is one of the label’s most welcoming branches, located right by Hay’s Galleria, opposite London Bridge station. It holds a selection of Tyrwhitt’s flawless formal and casual shirts of impeccable fit, as well as sharp suits, top-drawer business casual staples, trousers, and a marvellous footwear range. Charles Tyrwhitt are offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% discount at their Tooley Street store.  Make a visit to be greeted by their charming staff – trained and ready to resolve any style conundrum, fitting question, or just to guide you through a wardrobe refresh.

May Diary

Published on 04th May 2018

Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this May in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern | Fashion Textile Museum | Opens 25th May Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world. Book Tickets   Nightfall | Bridge Theatre | 1st– 26th May How do you make a future when you can’t escape the past? Rising star Barney Norris explores theme of love, loss and family in the Bridge Theatre’s new production. What you believed in seemed to vanish overnight. So how are you going to live now? One family struggling in the heart of the country looks for a star to steer by as they try to plot a route out of the dark they’ve been pitched into. “Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.” – The Times Book Tickets   London Pizza Festival | Borough Market | 20th May The London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Sunday 20th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. There’s six pop up pizzerias to choose from and you can wash it all down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price. Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website.   Days of Poland Festival | Potters Fields Park | 6th May Join in the fun at Potters Fields Park this weekend as the biggest Polish Festival in the UK returns to London. This family friendly festival will introduce Londoners and visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. FREE event.   More in May 4th- 20th May – A Solo Exhibition by Sculptor Ray Readdy – The Underdog Gallery 5th May – Open Studio – Eames Fine Art 8th May – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 10th May – Food & Wine Pairing – WSET School London 12th May – Noisepicker Album Launch – The Underdog Gallery Until 13th May – Anita Klein, These Fleeting Days – Eames Fine Art 14th May – Marvellous Malbec Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus 17th May – The Book People at Cottons and No.1 London Bridge – London Bridge City 18th May – Jenny Chandler in Borough Market Demo Kitchen – Borough Market 19th May – Magnificent Machines – Tower Bridge 19th May – Music Weekender – Retribution Alive – The Underdog Gallery 20th May – London Pizza Festival – Borough Market 21st – 25th May – VB’s Annual South African Wine Festival – Vivat Bacchus 22nd May – Introduction to Old World Classic Wines – WSET School London 27th May – Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre 29th – 30th May – What are Teenagers For? Drama Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Shake Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement 2 day Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Free Family Activities – Jumping Buses (London History Day) – Tower Bridge Throughout May Beatriz Milhazes – Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre Baby Show – Unicorn Theatre Bridge House States Exhibition – Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Engine Rooms – Tower Bridge Family Experience – The View from The Shard Regulars Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market

London Hat Week 2018

Published on 22nd February 2018

The fourth London Hat Week (#LHW18) is set to be the biggest and best yet featuring many greats of British millinery including Stephen Jones OBE, Dillon Wallwork, Bridget Bailey, Ian Bennett and Edwina Ibbotson. London Hat Week is a collection of more than 80 hat related events across London including over 50 classes, The Great Hat Exhibition, styling events, the London Hat Walk and even some millinery magic! The Team London Bridge Hive and Guy’s Hospital near The Shard will be the learning and shopping hubs for London Hat Week 2018. Further events are spread around London and the first LHW regional partner, Hat Works, will be holding events in Stockport, bringing LHW to the home of felt making. A number of carefully chosen partners will be selling their millinery supplies and trimmings at the LHW Supplier Fair, with some also providing demonstrations, to show the full potential of their products, aimed at milliners, hatters and hobbyists. The schedule for learning at London Hat Week is online via the channels below and courses are booking up fast. Website www.londonhatweek.com Instagram https://instagram.com/londonhatweek/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/londonhatweek Twitter https://twitter.com/LondonHatWeek #LHW18 LHW 18 SCHEDULE

T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION

Published on 19th February 2018

Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be. The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design. Curated and organized in partnership with The Civic, Barnsley. Exhibition Dates: 9 February 2018 – 6 May 2018 Book online  

Cath Kidston

Published on 08th February 2018

It all began in 1993 with a small shop in West London, selling car boot finds and vintage fabric. Cath soon began to design and produce her own prints and products, giving vintage inspiration a modern twist, eventually becoming known for her signature prints with a hint of nostalgia. 20 years later, the brand now sells all over the world. As the home of modern vintage, their mission remains the same: to make cheerful, practical products that bring a smile to your face and brighten your day! As part of London Bridge Station’s major redevelopment, Cath Kidston will join over 70 new shops, bars and restaurants, bringing a welcome boost to the area’s retail offer.

Valentine’s in London Bridge

Published on 24th January 2018

While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had its day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!).   Freaks (1932) at The Old Operating Theatre “Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital” said one contemporary review of this notorious film. Those searching for an alternative approach to romance this Valentine’s Day need look no further than this special screening of Freaks at The Old Operating Theatre. February 14th – 6.30PM | Book tickets   Underground Cocktails at Nine Lives  Hidden away in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St,  this covert cocktail bar’s menu spreads the love with its ethically sourced and selected ingredients, great vibes and a soundtrack as sacred as its drinks. You might also like: The Hide – Almost all of The Hide’s extensive drinks menu is made up of ingredients brewed, distilled, fermented or compounded in London.   Love Crochet with Katie Jones at the Fashion & Textile Museum Learning the basic crochet stitches, you will work on punched leather to create your very own heart-shaped patch which can be sewn on to any garment – perfect for covering a pesky hole or giving a brand new lease of life to your favourite piece! Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. February 16th | 11.30AM or 2PM   Dinner off the beaten track at Melior St. With its laid-back vibes, you’d never guess this cosy little restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge Station. Head Chef Matt Reuther sources the very best suppliers to create a fusion of tastes and interesting dishes, demonstrated perfectly in this 8 course Valentine’s taster menu. £50pp. Book here. P.S- London Bridge DealCard holders are entitled to 20% discount  when you book a table for February 14th! You might also like: The Coal Shed – Tucked away in the new One Tower Bridge development, next to Potters Fields Park, this meat-fish & fire-centric haven is worth searching for! The specials board for the evening will feature sharing dishes to make your mouth-water. Book now.   Put your love to the test at Vivat Bacchus Your love of wine and cheese, that is. Test your palate and rack your brain at Vivat Bacchus Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz.  This South African restaurant boasts its very own cheese room and extensive wine cellar. These popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite, so get a team together and book tickets (£10pp) to guarantee your spot.    

January Diary

Published on 03rd January 2018

Julius Ceasar – The Bridge Theatre – Opens January 20th Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.  Nicholas Hytner’s production will be in promenade, thrusting its audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake Tickets from £15   An Evening with Revival Retro – Fashion & Textile Museum – January 18th Join the Fashion & Textile Museum for the last Thursday late of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own. The Revival Retro Boutique specialises in modern reproductions and reinterpretations of early 20th century fashions. Their models will be showcasing a selection of 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage inspired clothing during the evening. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion in your very best vintage attire. Shop your look ahead of time: www.revival-retro.com Free event with exhibition entry (£9.90)      Dry January – Vivat Bacchus Style! – Vivat Bacchus – 15th January  Join Vivat Bacchus as we taste a selection of lighter, dry wines that still do the job! Taste their very own VB Chenin Blanc, Paul Cluver Pinot Noir, Graham Beck Brut NV, Parallel 45 Grenache Syrah and more.  Price £10pp (January offer: £5 discount on usual price) To book e-mail londonbridge@vivatbacchus.co.uk or call 020 7234 0891     Woodcuts from Wonderland – Eames Fine Art – 11th -28th January View the original iconic woodcut illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. This intimate exhibition hosted by Eames Fine Art Gallery showcases designs created in the 1860’s, which the Brothers Daziel went on to translate into wood engravings. Tenniel went on to receive a knighthood in 1893. Contact to request tickets   More January Events 5th January – Pocket Jukebox ft Tabitha Gazele & Jasmine Duxbury – Oblix East 9th January – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 12th – 20th January – Wild Life FM – Unicorn Theatre 26th January – Brighton Rocks with Michael Bremner – The Coal Shed 29th January – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 31st January – Gastrotours: A Taste of Borough Market – Borough Market From 22nd January – Burns Night at The Horniman at Hays – Horniman at Hays From 26th January – Seesaw – Unicorn Theatre Until January 13th – The Arborealists- The Art of Trees 2017 – Art Bermondsey Project Space Until January 28th – Gilbert & George, The Beard Pictures and their Fuckosophy – White Cube Until January 21st – Louise Dahl-Wolfe A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout January – 50% food at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed Throughout January – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard     

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own

Published on 08th September 2017

Book Online Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989) is one of the most important women fashion photographers of the first part of the 20th century. This is the first major retrospective of her work in the UK, and a key focus of the exhibition is Dahl-Wolfe’s 22 years as leading contributor to Harper’s Bazaar. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman. ‘From the moment I saw her first colour photographs, I knew Bazaar was at last going to look the way I had instinctively wanted,’ declared editor Carmel Snow. Credited with 86 covers for the magazine, 600 colour plates, and over 2,000 black-and-white photographs, Louise Dahl-Wolfe often photographed on location and mainly outdoors in the then exotic locales of Cuba, South America, Spain and Mexico. Her work appears fresh and spontaneous but was always carefully planned. The exhibition features over 100 photographs spanning three decades, from the 1930s to the 1950s, and presents the work of couture designers Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior, as well as American fashion innovators Claire McCardell and Clare Potter. The models, whose looks set the style for the decade, include Suzy Parker, Jean Patchett, Evelyn Tripp, Mary Jane Russell, Lisa Fonssagrives, Lizzie Gibbons and Liz Benn. Exhibition Dates: 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018 Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am–5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Tickets Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability £9.90 adults* / £7.70 concessions* / £6 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online

Indonesian Weekend

Published on 29th June 2017

This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. http://indonesianweekend.com