Aqua Kyoto

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Shirt: Bangkok Vintage
Boots: Dr Martens Ladies Modern Classic 8 Eyelet Purple Shimmer

I’m a big fan of pattern and colourful prints and adore vintage clothes, i hate to be seen wearing the same clothes as everyone not just because I want to be different but I want to stand out and unique in my own way which seems to happen naturally. I must say I’m a big fan of Vintage clothes especially colourful patterns mixed with a variety of textiles and with my look i try to stay off trend and wear whatever i feel comfortable in. This was my look for a evening dinner at Aqua Kyoto Restaurant this evening id never been before or even seen it even though ive been past thousand of times, the place is really discreet with the entrance making it look like some form of night club rather than restaurant and when you take a lift up to the 5th floor you become emersed in a luxury modern setting thats hard to imagine existed in the location that its set in. The restaurant has 2 open bars and divided into two sections one which is Japanese and another which is Spanish, we first chose to go for Japanese as they have this huge Asian sushi bar and when you walk out they’re is a roof terrace which gives you a beautiful view of the whole of Regent Street & Oxford Street.

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Paul Smith

 

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For some reason it seems that i never manage to get to these exhibitions until the last weeks or days that they have left running leaving me to be one of the last few to have checked them out, this isn’t down to lack of knowledge i just guess that  i get lost within the noise of the city and it takes me a while to register that i need to check these things out.

The exhibition at the design museum on paul smith is one of the best that I’ve seen in a long time, well thought out and thought provoking from start to finish it was great getting to know more about the man behind the brand. Paul Smith as a brand and a collection isn’t one that I’ve particularly paid an interest in over the years but I’ve always been aware of its existence however through learning the history and being aware of the transparency and personal touch that the brand evokes i will most certainly be paying more attention in the future.

Throughout walking through the exhibition it feels as though you are stepping into the world of Paul with everything laid out from the start of his label in a 3mx3m store in Nottingham through to his personal office space being recreated and the designers studio workspace replicated within the exhibit helping to give a realistic outlook as to how the world of Paul Smith works, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty.

Celebrating his career to date and exploring future developments, the exhibition references Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of the British label which has become one of the leading fashion brands in the world.

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Early Days; Sketches for advertisements as well as invites for the first ever store, a sketch of his store companion Homer and an advert for his previous workplace The Birdcage Boutique.

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A reproduction of his office in Covent Garden

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A cardboard interpretation of the hotel room that Paul first displayed his collection which was in Paris.

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MAHARISHI

 

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Model wearing Maharishi Blue Tiger Camo Jumper and Wool Trousers with adidas Consortium Stan Smith

I’ve been getting more into street and urban culture recently and as a product of this i have naturally been visiting more stores that cater to the culture and taking more observation than i have ever done before, one of my favourite brands is Maharishi and whilst they only produce mens clothing the pieces they produce are easily wearable for any gender.

By associating and teaming up with artists such as Futura the brand has build up great credibility on a global scale and the store echoes this culture rich throughout the store with artworks hung on the walls as well as rare memorabilia and the place being scattered with bear bricks.

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