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Amanda Wakeley and Eve de Haan Royal Academy Party


Amanda Wakeley and Eve de Haan Royal Academy Party

Where? The Amanda Wakeley Flagship Store on Albemarle Street.

Why? To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, renowned British fashion designer Amanda Wakeley has joined forces with neon artist Eve de Haan to create an installation exhibition in the designers Albemarle Street Flagship Store. The installation will be on show from June 22nd – July 8th.

When? Tuesday 26th June 18 saw the opening launch party of the pop up exhibition and I was on hand to bring you the low down from the front line of the party!

Who went? Guests included designer Amanda Wakeley, artist Eve de Haan and rapper Tinie Tempah.

Bonnie Rakhit and Amanda Wakely Evie de haan pop up partyThe Designer

Founded in 1990, Amanda Wakeley OBE is Founder and Creative Director of the iconic British womenswear label which shows at London Fashion Week. The ethos of the brand is effortless chic and she dresses her customers in elegant, beautifully cut ready-to-wear pieces.

Her wedding dress collection is world renowned and the main collection is inspired by clean, minimal lines and sports luxe features. She has dressed some of the worlds most influential and glamourous women such as the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson to name a few. See some beautiful pieces from her AW18 collection below.

Amanda Wakeley aw18 collection moth applique pieces

Amanda wakeley Evie de haan royal academy 250th anniversary pop up party neon artworks

The Artist

Eve de Hann is a London based artist whose creations examine the concept of change and the imprint of technology on youth culture. Using the medium of neon lights she creates thought provoking and challenging pieces exploring gender roles and the changeable nuances and hidden meanings within a statement.

Her exceptional pieces have been exhibited across Europe and she recently had an exhibition at the Neon Museum in Los Angeles. Her latest creations can now be seen at the Amanda Wakeley pop up installation on Albemarle Street.

Amanda+Wakeley+Art+Partys Tinie Tempah and Evie de HaanArtist Eve de Haan with Rapper Tinie Tempah

Amanda wakeley Evie de haan royal academy 250th anniversary pop up party neon artworks
Amanda wakeley Evie de haan royal academy 250th anniversary pop up party neon

Amanda wakeley Evie de haan royal academy 250th anniversary pop up party Bonnie Rakhit yellow outfit

What I Wore?

Amanda Wakeley of course! This stunning Lemon yellow chiffon fil coupe layered dress is from the Spring Summer 18 ready-to-wear collection. Its gorgeous bright tones are so uplifting and summery.

Amanda wakeley Evie de haan royal academy 250th anniversary party

The Party 

Drinks flowed all evening and champagne glasses overflowed as the flagship store opened its doors to London’s fashion and art crowd. Ladies looked glamourous in Amanda Wakeley signature pieces and the neon light artworks provided a beautifully lit backdrop for the party goers.

Bonnie Rakhit Amanda wakeley Evie de haan anniversary party

Bonnie checks out the merchandise in store.

Bonnie Rakhit wearing Amanda Wakely moth applique cashmere

The Moth Applique

As part of the collaboration Amanda has designed an exquisite signature moth applique, inspired by Eve de Haan’s ‘midnight moth to a flame’ neon piece. The applique plays on the irony of a moth drawn to cashmere and how a scarred piece of clothing can be destroyed by a moth and then re-elevated by the moth applique .

It is available in store and can be hand sewn by the atelier onto any piece from the cashmere collection of your choice. Prices start from £75 for the small moth and £95 for the large. It’s currently available at the flagship store but soon going online.

For more information contact albemarle@amandawakeley.com

Amanda wakeley Evie de haan anniversary party That’s all from London for now, next stop Kenya.

For more on Bonnie’s London click here.

Bon voyage xx

Bonnie Rakhit wearing Amanda wakeley Evie de haan anniversary party

 

 

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