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.
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.
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.
Artist Eve de Haan with Rapper Tinie Tempah
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.
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 checks out the merchandise in store.
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.
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What a gorgeous yellow dress! Love the moth applique top too
thank you so much x
That moth Applique, though! I hope to travel a lot and still look stylish too. You’re great for doing both. Keep it up!
This must have been such an incredible experience! I love the style of the designer, kind of modern bohemian. And the neon signs were a perfect touch for hip decor!
very hip xx
I absolutely LOVE the subtle design on that yellow dress!
That dress is gorgeous! I love the idea of a fashion designer and an artist coming together for a show . . . they are both forms of art in my opinion.
I agree x
I really love the yellow on you, it looks like you had an amazing time.
thanks so much x
I’m not into big name fashion, but it looks like you had a lot of fun.
it was super fun x
Wow, that is such a nice place and it looks like a nice party. I love that yellow dress it so pretty and it looks so beautiful in you.
thank you x
It’s a beautiful collection and it looks like the event was fun. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but when I told my wife about it she got pretty excited. I have a feeling she knows. :D
oh how lovely x
Such a nice place, those dresses looks really beautiful and I think you are having a lot of fun in that event.
I loved it thank you x
That looks like such a fun time and your dress is beyond gorgeous!!
You look stunning in that dress! :)
Great fashion, love love love your yellow dress.
It looks like you had such a fun time at this event. I love the dress you chose to wear too it looks amazing!!
I love that hello dress. It looks great on you, and the style looks like so,etching that would fit many beautiful dy types.
Now this looks like the place to be if you are somebody. I would really enjoy a trip there someday!
What a pretty yellow dress…it looks like you had so much fun!!
What a lovely yellow dress :) it looks like you had a memorable experience at the event :)
I never heard of this designer but I’m impressed by all the famous ladies she has dressed! I mean, Princess Diana!? Also loving the emerald color in her collection you’re browsing.
That’s a beautiful dress – I wish I could pull off yellow like you do!
oh thanks x
I love your dress. The design is gorgeous and the color is so bright. Yellow suits you.
Wow! What a fun time it looks like you had. I absolutely love the yellow dress.
thanks so much !
These are some really pretty dresses! You look so good in yello!
This looks like it was such a fun party. I absolutely love all the different outfits!
The dress is lovely and you wore it like second skin! That must have been an awesome party to attend. I am always happy to view photos of your travels and parties you attend. So very glam!
i just love your dress. You look so lovely in that stunning piece.
Thanks so much x
Wow, this yellow dress is amazing! I think you were the brightest at the party!
First off, you look stunning in the dress! Yellow is SO YOU! Secondly, I actually don’t mind the styles of the other dresses which is shocking for me to say because I do not like “fashion”. haha!
Yellow is the new hit color. I’ve been shopping for my own yellow dress. I hope I look as good as you in it when I find it. :
Yes I love yellow x
That’s awesome that you got a picture with the designer. Looked like you had a wonderful time!
It was really fun thanks x
This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look. I love these outfit it fits together really well.
oh what a lovely comment thank you x
I love that yellow dress! So lucky to have met such a wonderful designer.
I love the colour too
You look super amazing and like a model yourself. Totally loved your look and yellow is the new shade this season as I see it. Stunning!!
oh haha I wish, very kind of you though!
That dress looks fantastic on you! Obviously that must have been a lot of fun and probably super inspiring! It’s so great when we get to have those life experiences of really digging into our passions and having fun the whole time lol! Really a great read, well done!
Its great getting all these experiences x
What a lovely event you had the honor of attending!! I’m absolutely in love with your yellow dress. Looked amazing on you!!
I love it too x
What an awesomely fun event! I absolutely LOVE your dress.. that yellow is so striking and the cut is so chic.
You look amazing in that yellow dress! It looks like you had a great time and it sound so fun! Love the picture of you with the designer!
Oh thanks so much x
I absolutely love that yellow dress! I don’t have the best skin tone for yellow, but I would love to try it in maybe a different color. I’ll have to serach around, thanks for sharing!
I’d never heard of this designer before. I love your lemon yellow dress. The fabric folds are amazing and cut exactly right, fits you perfectly! And the black bow belt finishes it off really nicely.
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