Regent Street Clym Evernden

CONSUMER EVENT: London’s Regent Street, who has dubbed September as Fashion and Design Month will host a series of events to mark the occasion.

Fashion illustrator Clym Evernden will be out and about on Regent Street sketching shoppers on Saturday. Evernden who has worked with Louis Vuitton, Net-a-porter and Moët Hennessy, will be on the hunt for London’s best dressed in stores including Karl Lagerfeld, Anthropologie and Kate Spade and will draw 10-minute sketches that will be sent to shoppers within a month.

Regent Street has partnered up with the Royal Institute of British Architects again for its RIBA Windows Project, which commissions RIBA architects with retailers on store window installations. This edition, the project will include window installations for companies including Liberty, Kiehl’s, Seven For All Mankind and Uniqlo.

Regent Street will also host a range of free talks at Hotel Café Royal from fashion industry names such as Amanda Wakeley, Henry Holland, Zandra Rhodes and Gary Card. Holland and Frieda Gormley will speak on the history of print in fashion while Rhodes discusses her life in fashion. Card and Lee Lapthorne will speak about designing the sets of runway shows and Wakeley and Kathryn Parsons will talk about technology in fashion.

In addition, Regent Street will host a “Do It All Denim” day on Sept. 24, where shoppers can buy a pair of jeans and create a bespoke style from participating stores including Guess and Uniqlo and will receive a consultation with guest designers including Ashley Williams, Lindsay McKean from Cats Brothers, Clio Peppiatt and Phiney Pet.

“London Fashion Week and London Design Week are incredibly important to London, but often offer ‘industry-only’ events,” head of the Regent Street Portfolio David Shaw told WWD. “As Regent Street is home to flagship stores of world-class brands, we want to celebrate all things fashion and design creating experiences for our customers to enjoy, which is why we have curated this unique month of activity. Fashion & Design Month begins with our showpiece RIBA Regent Street Windows Project, now in its seventh year of partnering architects with retailers to create stand-out window displays.”

“For FDM 2016, we are working with many talented individuals across a variety of events, combining creative talent with our established stores. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring new, intelligent concepts to the street for the enjoyment of all.”

This is the second edition of Fashion and Design Month on Regent Street. The event runs until Sept. 30.

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