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LONDON PARTIES ON: There continued to be as much action off the runways as on at London Collections: Men, which wrapped up in London Tuesday. On Monday night, Men’s Health and Liberty hosted a party with designer Lou Dalton at Liberty’s Regent Street store, to fete Dalton’s spring collection. There, Dalton chatted about how she’s more excited by seeing her clothes worn by “real people” than on models. “The benchmark is my tall thin boyfriend — if something looks good on him then it’s good,” said Dalton, adding that her “ideal customer” is Alan Bennett, the octogenarian, Yorkshire-born British playwright.
Guests at the party numbered model and entrepreneur Adwoa Aboah, Olympic boxer Luke Campbell and designer James Long. Aboah — who’s the daughter of agent Camilla Lowther — talked up the casting agency she’s set up with her pal Madeleine Ostile, called AAMO Casting. “We’ve just cast three shows for London Collections: Men,” she noted. And the model said she’s also plotting an acting career, and is about to start a master’s degree in drama at London’s Goldsmiths University.
Earlier that evening, Diesel hosted a party to launch its new Black Gold store on Mayfair’s Conduit Street. Guests taking in the store included Sienna Miller, actor Luke Evans and London designer Ashley Williams, while London band 10Tigers, whose sound fuses music and poetry, provided the musical backdrop. Williams had just taken in the Moschino show, and reminisced about her time interning for the house’s creative director Jeremy Scott. “He’s the most positive person ever,” she gushed.