If you are even vaguely fashion-orientated, then you’ll know all about Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, Anna Wintour’s clever idea to add some pizazz and foot fall to style retail post-recession. It’s spread across the Atlantic and this year takes place on the evening of Thursday 08 September. There are some amazing events going on all round the UK to celebrate, so do keep an eye out. (The Vogue guide to events is here.)
As for me, I’m really excited to announce that I’ve joined forces with Starbucks, Vogue & Central St. Martins (possibly the UK’s premier design school), to judge a fantastic FNO design competition, and I’ll be at the flagship Starbucks store on Conduit Street to announce the winner on FNO itself. It’s a great idea, and one I was really happy to get involved with as it supports the creativity of Central St Martin’s students.
The students were given the opportunity to design a limited edition box for Starbucks Petites, a range of mini cakes, cake pops and whoopie pies, with the winning design used to make a limited edition Petites box. This box will be unveiled at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, and used at handpicked shows across London Fashion Week.
And on the day itself, there will be FREE CAKE, (A Petite Pitstop as it were), with your coffee purchases at the flagship Starbucks store on Conduit Street and, in the evening, you can all come to join in the fun with me, Vogue and a live DJ and exhibition of the runner-up design entries and recent design work from up-and-coming London designers. (More info on Starbucks FNO activity here.)
Meanwhile, I thought you may like to see the five finalists, from which I’ll be picking a winner. Which one do you think should win?