Top of the Pops: February Week One
30 Jan 2016
Menswear designer, Jenny Schwarz takes inspiration from her great grandfather, Johann Schneider, who was known for his precise and beautifully tailored garments in 1930s Munich. His adventurous life in the mountains that surrounded him, can be seen in every facet of the garments Schwarz creates. Expect classic vintage tailoring, fused with modern urban styles. For the next week, Schrawz will be hosting a pop-up on Rivington Street showcasing her innovative designs.
When: 29th January – 7th February
Where: 40 Rivington Street
After a series of sell out supper clubs and pop-ups in London, Fowl Mouths has decided to stick around in The King & Co Clapham, for their first extended residency. Fowl Mouths is the brainchild of Melissa Thompson, who was inspired by the heartier side of Japanese cuisine. Fowl Mouths’ Japanese comfort food has built up a loyal fanbase. Popular dishes include twice-fried Kara-age Chicken marinated in soy, mirin, garlic and ginger, Vegetable Gyoza, Pumpkin Korokke Scotch Egg and Teriyaki Chilli Wings.
When: 1st February - 6th March
Where: The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road
Jumbo and Friends Upper street
Jumbo and Friends was founded in 2013 by Esther, after she fell pregnant and began to search for a cot for her son’s bedroom. There was nothing on the market that inspired her, so she decided to create her own children’s furniture – making exciting beautiful and engaging designs, which enriched her world as well as her son’s. Her series of cots (Jumbo and his friends) are all custom made using high-quality wood and responsibly sourced materials. This week, Esther’s launching her first shop in Islington, so make sure you check it out.
When: 30th January – 6th February
Where: Upper Street, Islington
4649 is an independent brand from London, that specialises in producing classic streetwear garments with a hint of Japanese playfulness. The name reads: Yo ro shi ku, which is a polite way of saying “nice to meet you” in Japenese. Their clothes are all made using organic cotton and hand screen printed by local craftsman. Discover them in Topshop’s ground floor market stalls this week.
When: 31st January – 7th February
Where: Ground Floor Market Stalls, Topshop Oxford Circus
Labour of Love
Labour of Love is a place to discover all the best 'under the radar' brands, from clothing to accessories, footwear to homeware. Throughout the year they hunt down the most interesting spaces to appear in and showcase their collection of brands. This week, they’ve taken over 67 Redchurch Street. Brands inside include Baum, Und Pferdgarten, Peter Jensen, A'N'D and lol – even better, there’s a sale on too!
When: 30 January – 7th February
Where: 67 Redchurch Street