SECRET EMPORIUM POP-UP 15-24 MARCH
Born from a love of costume culture and independent, original fashion, Secret Emporium aims to seek out designers who do something left-of-field.
Secret Emporium will be staging a 10-day pop-up at BOXPARK from 15th – 24th March.
Showcasing this season’s top 20 British independent designers in the hand-curated space at Bethnal Green Road’s prime BOXPARK location, Secret Emporium will be taking over 3 of the adjoining retail units.
For Secret Emporium’s opening night on Friday 15th March visitors are invited to enjoy cake from Pomp De Franc and drinks from Belvedere Vodka with DJ accompaniment from Big In Japan residents Jay Karim & Michael Palmer. Regulars on Secret Garden Party’s Pagoda Stage, expect a cooked up blend of beats with influences coming from the soul, funk & world of groove.
Designer Highlights at the BOXPARK Pop-Up will include:
- Lizzie Burns, working with reclaimed leather, creating ethical, three-dimensional and abstract jewellery inspired by science and magic. Her label EABurns has previously caught the attentions of Nicole Scherzinger, Ellie Goulding, Eliza Doolittle and TEED and has featured in Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.
- Tessa Metcalfe, inspired by road kill and taxidermy finds beauty in London’s gutter. Tessa casts the feet of pigeons in gold, making them talismans of fine art jewellery.
- Ali Forbes an RCA graduate who is exclusively launching her new collection ‘Urban Folk Lore.’ This collection features leather and metal lazer cut relief work inspired by Ali’s time on the design team of Swarovski in the Austrian Alps.
- SJ Stylee who is currently enjoying a fevered surge in popularity with her label SPANGLED – featuring wild catsuits. Team them with her animal and jewel adorned sunglasses.
- Shop Floor Whore who hails JESSE J as a fan of her turbans
- Rosita Bonita who will be showing an exclusive re-vamped range of her ‘Siren’ collection
- Spanglewear, who have branched into men’s caps with their usual hectic flavour.
Also confirmed to appear in store are: Diane Turner, Yas-Ming, Puckoo Couture, Kate Gilliland, Wolf + Moon and Fox & Belle.
Secret Emporium will be coinciding the BOXPARK pop-up with the launch of their new website and online shop, a 5% off promotional code will be given to visitors to the pop-up to use online.