In the build-up to the release of the first installment of the exclusive collaboration this week, adidas Originals, Henry Poole and size? hosted a special dinner party and creative salon in East London. The historic Merchant Taylor’s Hall was a rather fitting space to hold the occasion, a building itself steeped in the history of the tailoring trade in London. Being a dinner party themed evening, guests were invited to get suited up in their best attire (three striped footwear was optional) and mingle with a large cross section of London’s fashion community.
Dinner was served to the 200 guests in the Great Hall followed by dessert and coffee in the Courtyard, where key figures from the world of Savile Row tailoring and streetwear shared in conversation, a coming together of two seemingly separate ends of the fashion spectrum.
This was followed by an after dinner talk with leading voices in the world of tailoring, street style and contemporary men’s fashion. David Hellqvist hosted the discussion where the audience learnt about the history of the Henry Poole company, their synergies with adidas Originals and the development of these two special NMD releases.