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Issue 83

A fur-free London Fashion Week is a hot topic at the moment, so cooling down with a bottomless brunch at Scarlett Green in Soho is much needed! If you want something with a bit more emotion, then this year's London Design Biennale at Somerset House is the one for you.

Fur Free at Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again, memorable outfits, a congregation of celebrities and everyone strutting their stuff. No, not Strictly Come Dancing, it’s London Fashion Week! From 14th – 18th September we will see some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses showcasing their latest collections around the runways in London and the hot topic this time is that it will be a fur free affair.

In fact, this London Fashion Week marks the first time in its history that all of the designers contributing their clothes to the catwalk will be showcasing fur free collections, an occasion truly worth celebrating if you ask me. This news has been more than welcomed by designer, Stella McCartney, who says: ‘Hearing about the fur-free fashion week fills me with hope that fashion can be cruelty-free and reminds me that the city of London in still punk rock and has its finger on the future of fashion - This is what the next generation demand and London has heard it loud and clear.’

Fur in fashion has always been a controversial topic, to say the least, but things in this area have really been heating up recently after the shocking broadcast about what happens behind the scenes at Burberry: At the end of every season, it was revealed that this British fashion house burned all of its unsold goods. According to these recent updates, Burberry has obliterated approximately £90 million of its unsold goods jaw drops. However, the ethics surrounding fashion are steadily on the turn and Burberry has also jumped on the bandwagon and has vowed to put an end to using real animal fur and stick to the faux stuff.

London Design Biennale 2018

Somerset House has been in an emotional state this September, with the theme of London Design Biennale being exactly that – ‘Emotional States.’ Showcasing an engaging array of expositions and interactive installations, visitors will discover a whole new world of art and this year will without a doubt be one to remember!
According to the London Design Biennale; ‘Emotions are universal, with shared meanings that transcend borders. Installations will explore the full spectrum of emotional life, from happiness to anger, sadness and disgust…the theme will present an exciting laboratory of ideas that will investigate the important relationship between design, strong emotional responses and real social needs.’

Exhibition-goers will have the opportunity to intermingle with the work of over 40 international artists and creators and explore the concept of how design influences our thoughts and feelings. From scientists to architects and virtual reality to futuristic performances, there is a whole range of vibrant creation to sink your teeth into.

Chris Turner, Artistic Director or LDB, says: ‘We obviously live is a very emotionally turbulent and politically polarised time, and the choice of ‘Emotional States’ as a theme was intended to reflect and confront that.’

London Design Biennale is set at Somerset House and is due to finish of 23rd September, so hurry because you’ve only got a week left to explore, discover and reflect.

Photo Credit: Design Week

The Review: Scarlett Green

As it’s the most important meal of the day, it is essential that we are always on the lookout for the best London brunch spots – enter the Daisy Green Collection. Peppered in different locations throughout the city, the focus today is on Soho’s offering, Scarlett Green. This Australian inspired restaurant/café is the latest addition to the Daisy Green Collection, talk about saving the best until last!

Upon arrival you feel truly welcomed and embraced by the inviting atmosphere – one brunch-er has said: ‘The whole space is a homage and celebration of the quintessential Aussie lifestyle of fun, laid-back and relaxed’ and I couldn’t have put it better myself. The bottomless brunch offering here is a must, a savoury dish, a sweet dish and unlimited prosecco for two hours? It’s a no brainer! The aubergine fritters with poached eggs and avocado was an obvious choice and the coconut French toast was a treat for the eyes and the belly! All dishes were exquisitely presented and the staff were a delight, they didn’t hurry us along whatsoever and I am sure we surpassed our two-hour threshold, but I’m not complaining sips prosecco.

Next time you are looking for a bottomless brunch spot that doesn’t break the bank then this should be at the top of your list!

Photo Credit: Square Meal

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