The Five at Five: Clio Peppiatt

6 Oct 2022

From hidden-gems to places to people-watch, from bookshops to beauty spots – here is some inspiration, celebrating the independents in our local neighbourhoods around the world.

This week’s selection has been curated by Clio Peppiatt, the 28-year-old, London-based designer taking the fashion world by storm.

Clio Peppiatt

Clio Peppiatt launched her eponymous label in 2015. In just a few years, the brand has become internationally recognised for its reinvention of traditional craftsmanship and playful, subversive femininity.

Born in Paris, Clio Peppiatt grew up in a home surrounded by art and artists. Since the launch of her label, her unusual designs have attracted the attention of fashionistas such as Adwoa Aboah, Lady Gaga, Kendal Jenner, and Miley Cyrus.

Clio Peppiatt


“I live in West London and Books for Cooks has been around as long as I can remember. It’s part recipe book shop, part restaurant with a set lunch menu cooked daily for a maximum of 25 people. It’s a very local spot that not many people know about – they use local ingredients and you never eat the same dish twice!”

Clio Peppiatt


“Sitting outside a Parisian cafe ideally – especially around Fashion Week.”

Clio Peppiatt


“I love visiting the V&A bookshop and also their library. Walking through Hyde Park and then spending the afternoon there gathering inspiration is one of my favourite ways to spend the day.”

Clio Peppiatt


AIRE spa in Covent Garden is really magical. I love how ancient and romantic the setting is.”

Clio Peppiatt


“I love shopping in New York, especially the thrift shops where you can find something really special and unique.”