REPORT BY SUSANNA LAU
If you were clued up to what PR power-player Relative MO was up to, you would have been hotfooting it between Somerset House and the beautiful Two Temple Place all day. Founder and CEO Justine Fairgrieve latched on to the growing importance of presentations and, instead of having them scattered around town, decided to hole up in this exquisite treasure house stuffed full of works by George Frampton and Thomas Nicholls.
“It’s not an off-schedule; it’s a mini Relative MO schedule!” says Fairgrieve. Off or on, it doesn’t matter when you’re quietly taking in life-drawing classes by jersey label Draw in Light, or seeing Felicity Brown’s take on Laura Ashley graphic patterns with views of the Embankment. Later, we were treated to knitwear upstart Lucas Nascimento’s mottled surfaces of tinsel yarns and chenille, and Markus Lupfer’s comic-book WHAM! and POW! motifs, juxtaposed with the gothic-style interior. Finally, Dominic Jones showed his medieval metal, while Katie Walsh guided us through her clean take on wardrobe staples.
“It’s been hard to pull off but totally worth it!” says Fairgrieve. So true. Cramming in presentations has never been such a doodle.