It finally came and went! Many weeks of planning Marko Matysik's Solo Fashion Illustration Opening came to fruition with a turnout of his close friends and members of the fashion circuit. I was lucky enough to be apart of the process of contributing the the success of the opening and did my duty of PA as guest list admin along with my galleria buddy Nina for the night. We spent the whole night in fistfulls of giggles and plenty of shifts to the bar for yummy fruity drinks!
Marko's paintings were prompted on beautiful rugs loaned to us that served as a beautiful framed background. There were also strict teacher-looking models dressed in Boudicca wearing Paul Smith frames, and Rupert Sanderson shoes, flipping through some of his collaged sketchbooks. His sketchbooks are beautiful, thick, and covered with backstage access to all the ready to wear shows from every fashion week. Marko takes great pride in his books, producing as many as 10 for each fashion week. Times that by 4 and you got a whole lot of sketchbook. Some inetrtesing guests at the opening was Ekow Eshun (Director ICA), Percy Parker (Designer PPQ), John and Monique Davidson (J&M Davidson), Tim Blanks (Vogue), and Clare Coulson (Harper's Bazaar). I also managed to see some of my chums, Steff from Vogue, Anya from Tatler, and my lovely Sharmon who is a personal shopper at Selfridge's. All in all it was an intimate gathering and a celebration of Marko's work. To finish off the night I was thankful to have my loverly friends whisk me off to a much needed bite to eat after the show at Tartine. Be sure to snag the latest copy of the Evening Standard Mag as well as Vogue China/Taiwan to glimpse coverage of the event.