The launch of Vanessa G was a party, a fashion show and a birthday all rolled into one. Held in the Banqueting Hall, the party was downstairs with the fashion show held upstairs under the gaze of beautiful renaissance art; the stage went all around the room with rotating art/mirrors, staircases and windows. A live band played some quite intense sinister string music whilst models walked around the room, moving behind screens to reappear later on. I have to say I found a lot of the garments reminded me of previous collections by various designers, the show lacked that first sight excitement of great design. The prints were beautiful with trousers and blouses covered in flowers and landscapes but I felt this was more akin to a Whistles or Reiss collection than high end. There was clearly a lot of money behind the event, I even heard that business woman turned designer Vanessa G had flown out the entire team of Vogue India for the night!
It was a fun night despite my final opinion of the collection, we danced to Sophie Eliss Bextor, drank various cocktails and champagne whilst toasting to Vanessa’s 50th birthday.