FashionBite For On|Off At Paris Fashion Week – Rankin Dinner & Lee Lapthorne Interview!
On|Off has moved its catwalk venue to Paris for this first time this September – it has traditionally always shown during London Fashion Week – but creative director Lee Lapthorne felt it was time for a fresh direction…
Lee told FashionBite for On|Off: “When we launched On|Off in 2003 we were revolutionary, there was nothing like it outside of the British Fashion Council official tent. Now there are many initiatives in London, which have been inspired by us, therefore it was time to move forward and seek new inspiration. Paris offers On|Off new ventures on a global scale.”
See: ‘Lee Lapthorne Talks About A Fresh Direction for On|Off ,’ to read the full article.
However, On|Off has still maintained a presence at London Fashion Week, hosting an intimate catwalk dinner earlier this month at photopher Rankin’s London studio. Around 30 key industry figures were invited to preview a selection of designers’ showcasing at Paris, but also to view a limited edition fanzine, produced by Tuuli (Rankin’s wife), in association with On|Off .
See the FashionBite for On|Off blog for a round-up of the night including a fab picture montage.
Highlights for On|Off in Paris are set to include Charlie Le Mindu’s catwalk show (tomorrow) and Pam Hogg’s catwalk show (Saturday), alongside all the fantastic designer exhibitions! See my Pam Hogg AW11 and Charlie Le Mindu AW11 blog posts from February to read about their amazing shows last season.