My sister accompanied me as hubby was working. I had applied for the tickets, but we had to wait until late in the week to find out where the secret location was - which made it more exciting!! The venue was in a new arty area of Sheffield - Sylvester Street - where they have converted old cutlery making workshops into art spaces. We loved the venue.
Pete is a really lovely chap with a great distinctive personal and artistic style. He has done quite a lot of work with the designer Paul Smith and I think that is where this collection sprung from. He recently took the collection to Japan in conjunction with Paul Smith. The Paul Smith T shirts and bags look amazing - I'm hoping they get them in TK MAXX!!!!
The theme behind the collection is the link between fashion and music for teenagers and how your taste in music influences teenage style. The pictures depicted styles dating from the Teddy Boy era to present day - with humour in each piece.
A DJ played music from these same era's, and the evening was round was rounded off by some great music from the band that Pete plays in called "The Everley Pregnant Brothers". They are a Eukelele band and play well know tunes, with words slightly altered to make them a bit more "northern" and very funny. "No oven no pies" was hilarious and was sung to the tune of "No woman no cry". The band also features Toby Foster who you may remember from "Phoenix Nights" (he played the drummer in LesAlanos). He is also a local DJ (once played a tune for the young man and I on our way to school!) and Comedian.
We also spotted another "celeb" - Phil Oakey of Human League, but I couldn't get a photo without looking a bit of an idiot!
We had a great night - really different. Pete is opening a gallery soon on Sharrow Vale Road in Sheffield, so of course I shall be taking you there for an outing.