Kit Blake Launch Party

“The brainchild of two of menswear's most passionate and knowledgeable adherents, Richard Wheat and Christopher Modoo (the latter of whom regularly dispenses his stylistic wisdom for The Rake's readers), Kit Blake is a brand with a mission. That mission is to revolutionise the way men wear suits. Investment in one of their products is not only an investment in a stunning item of clothing, but in decades of carefully honed menswear expertise, too.” - The Rake.

 Kit Blake One Day Event

Kit Blake One Day Event

Last night I had the pleasure of shooting at the Kit Blake one day event at 12 Picadilly Arcade, it was an exciting evening of flair and decadent fashion featuring items from Fears and Gownsmith alongside the Kit Blake collection. The collection featured coats, blazers and their signature pleated trousers. If you can’t make it to the pop up check out the products online at The Rake.

 Fears Watches

Fears Watches

Fears is a heritage brand that was established in 1846 and continued to thrive till 1960s. In 2016, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill became the company’s fourth managing directed as he restarted the family business to create quality watches. To find out more about Fears products request a free brochure from their website.

 Gownsmith

Gownsmith

Gownsmith specialise in luxury dressing gowns that transform a traditionally comfortable garment into something truly distinguished. The bespoke made to order gowns are truly lavish and caught the eye of many visitors during the event.

 David Gandy inspecting the new collection.

David Gandy inspecting the new collection.

The event gathered a large crowd that spilled out into the arcade throughout the night. It was a wonderful opportunity to view the new collection, be introduced to new products and network with other professionals.

 Tom Beecroft of Gownsmith at Kit Blake launch.

Tom Beecroft of Gownsmith at Kit Blake launch.

On a personal note I am incredibly proud of what Chris has achieved and glad to see that the launch was such a success. Drinks were flowing as well as conversation, supplied and served by representatives of Curious Brewery and Chapel Down.

Chapel Down. Picadilly, 2018.

The event did so well that Chris Modoo will be returning to Picadilly on Saturday 20th October to meet more of those interested in superior men’s fashion. Fears and Gownsmith will be displaying their wares until 3rd November, head down to the Picadilly Arcade before you miss them!

All photos © Hannah Tointon Photography, 2018