London Collections: Men visits The Cabinet War Rooms


Some seven decades after it was used as Winston Churchill’s tactical hub, The Cabinet War Rooms were once again buzzing with people. But how very different it was this time around.

What an extraordinary setting and a brilliant one at that to host Savile Row, which demonstrated why it remains the godfather of destinations to have a suit made.

In association with The Woolmark Company and Chivas Regal, 7th January 2014 saw Savile Row taking a bow as part of London Collections: Men.

Now an established date in the diary, London Collections: Men has really established itself in the fashion diary. And not only in the fashion diary. In the diaries of Sir Michael Gambon, John Standing, David Furnish, AA Gill, Oliver Cotton, Jonah Hauer-King and Kenneth Cranham to name but a few. They sat around the briefing table that played host to Churchill, Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten, and the heads of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force. What was even more remarkable was to see Sir Elton John arrive to join in. Then to pass comment on that, was Lulu!

As we travelled through the endless historic corridors, each room and passage way was awash with other models wearing clothes from  the houses. All wool and in earthy colours to fit in well with the surroundings.

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary in August 2014 of the beginning of The First World War, and in the same year, the 70th Anniversary since the D-Day landings, this was a fitting tribute.

What a historic place and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
















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