Designer Kelly Wearstler going to a meeting in London.
London’s design scene continues to heat up. Young talented fashion designers Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem Moralioglu, and Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of Peter Pilotto debuted their Spring 2013 collections last week during London Fashion Week. Innovative fabrics, prints and tons of color collide, creating an individual British identity. Designers continue to be inspired by the London art scene as well as technology. According to Vogue.com, “A slew of New York galleries are opening London-based outposts.” The exhibitions “Peter Doig,” Rothko/Sugimoto,” and “Luc Tuymans, Allo!” all open in October.
After catching up with designer Kelly Wearstler in New York, we found out she was heading to this amazing city in search of inspiration and fabrics for her next collection, not to mention prepping for the debut of her fourth book, Rhapsody (available October 23). We found out what Wearstler is loving in London right now.
Pool & Pouf by Robert Stadler. Photo courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery
“Beautiful, contemporary artisan furniture.”
3 Albermale Street, W1S4HE, London
The Bar at Claridge's
The Bar at Claridge’s
“Very art deco and glamorous, one of my favorite places in London to have a drink.”
49 Brook St., London
“Fantastic high-end designer vintage.”
8 Golborne Rd., London
“The best Indian food in London.”
20 Queen St., Mayfair, London
“Beyond insane tabletop and porcelain pieces.”
17-22 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London
Alfie's Antique Market
Alfies Antique Market
“There are over 75 dealers who show their antiques here, so I’m always able to find great inspiration. I especially love Francesca Martire for Italian pieces.”
13-25 Church St., London
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