Fashion blogger, Josie Fear aka Fashion Mumblr, won herself a backstage pass and the chance to take over our social channels for our launch event of Idris Elba + Superdry, read about the event through her eyes!
“It’s not everyday that you find yourself behind the scenes in one of Regent Streets biggest stores, locked in a room with dozens of topless male models. OK, there may not have been dozens but after seeing a certain amount of six packs, one tends to loose count! This was me last night, after the team at Superdry gave me an Access All Areas pass for their Idris Elba + Superdry London Collections Men (LCM) presentation.
MORE importantly * ahem * I was there to get a first glimpse at the Idris Elba collection. Other than the man himself and the Superdry team, I was the first person ever to see the collection, how cool is that?! I could immediately spot the Idris Elba influence; the tailored wool pea coats that I can just picture him wearing, striding down the streets of London town (yep, got Luther in my head!), his signature Monogram jackets, and some premium detailing within triple stitched outerwear and some incredibly wearable denim pieces. Also part of the 250 piece collection were some luxurious sportswear pieces, but with a more refined and high fashion element compared to the usual bright and energetic Superdry range.
Well, if anyone knows how to throw a party, Superdry do! Heading back downstairs, their showroom had been transformed into a full on party, kicking off London Collections Men in Superdry style – there were ice sculptures, cocktails on tap, and even Idris Elba’s best pal in the DJ booth, DJ Boogie.
Idris introduced the collection dressed in a seriously cool IE emblazoned hoodie and dark washed jeans, and told us all why he chose Superdry as a brand that he wanted to collaborate with. The pieces are timeless, luxurious and iconic – mixing the modern gentleman with the Superdry stylish customer.
The crowd of fashion bloggers, press, and fashion VIPs leaned in for a closer look at the collection; the 20 strong army of male models showed us how to style this stylish range; with pops of colour peeking out from under the collars, exquisitely tailored coats over smart polos, and leather jackets toughening up a grey marl jumper.
The collection hits the stores in November and thanks to Idris, the men folk of London and beyond will be looking seriously dapper this Autumn Winter with this fabulous collaboration.
I had a super evening with the team at Superdry – thank you guys for having me and for such a great party!”
Check out the Fashion Mumblr Pinterest board of her evening with us below!
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