Debenham’s Press Day in London

I like going to the Debenham’s day, it’s quite impressive as it was in a big marquee right in central London. They show womenswear, , and homeware. I usually like how it’s merchandised and the how each section is theme based.


I met Eric Van Peterson a few years ago, on a shoot. He was so kind and gentle. He’s originally from the States and after backpacking through Europe he moved to London where he met his wife Lyn at the original Hard Rock Cafe. He had a stall in Camden selling “objets d’art” and and later open a shop near . In 1981 he and his wife opened their Walton Street store and started creating their own jewellery designs. Their jewellery is very distinct so it’s not surprising that they have a large celebrity following including Cher, David Bowie, Goldie Hawn, Yasmin Le Bon, Michael Douglas and Ringo Starr.

Theo Fennell, Erikson Beamon & Eric Van Peterson all have collection for Debenhams.
This is titled New .

I think we tend to forget or ignore how important department stores are in the fashion retail world. If you live outside a major city a department store can offer you the latest and since most of them have a concessions shops you have access to numerous designers and looks.

FYI:Debenhams has a total of 135 department stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland and 10 Desire by Debenhams stores, which are a new small store concept featuring a mix of womenswear, accessories, lingerie, cosmetics and childrenswear. Debenhams has a further 40 international franchise stores in 16 countries.


Designers at Debenhams include: Matthew Williamson, Betty Jackson, John Rocha, Jasper Conran, Julian MacDonald, Ben Di Lisi, Antoini & Alison and French Frost.

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2 comments on “Debenham’s Press Day in London

  1. jo
    May 26, 2008 at 1:01

    that’s pretty interesting styling on the mannequins!

  2. Make Do & Mend
    May 27, 2008 at 8:08

    Yes it is easy to forget about high street relevance when in London but Debenhams does deliver relevant and progresive clothing for women. Sometimes some of the quality is debatable but on the whole helpful for personal shopping!

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