Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge Launches Soul II Soul’s Exclusive ‘Classics Collection’

Started On :: 12/04/2013 - Ended On :: 12/05/2013

HARVEY NICHOLS EXCLUSIVELY LAUNCHES SOUL II SOUL ‘CLASSICS COLLECTION’

 

WHEN: THURSDAY 11 APRIL, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

 

WHO:

Jazzie B

Professor Green
Reggie Yates
Lethal Bizzle

Skepta

Trevor Nelson

Ashley Walters

Shingai Shoniwa

Bashy

Ian Wright

Beverley Knight

Mary Charteris & Robbie Furze

Jazzie Q (Soul II Soul)

Aitch B (Soul II Soul)

Levi Roots

 

L-R: Harvey Nichols Exclusive Soul II Soul Installation

 

Last night Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge launched Soul II Soul’s exclusive ‘Classics Collection’, with a party that saw friends old and new join entrepreneur & OBE, Jazzie B celebrate the unveiling of the collection with a dedicated installation. Hot on the heels of Funki Dred’s 25th anniversary, guests spanning music, art, fashion and sport, dipped in to the archives from the original Soul II Soul Camden shop, whilst Jazzie B, Jazzie Q and Aitch B treated partygoers to a DJ set that spanned the decades when the group brought a distinctive style to the dance floors.

 L-R: Harvey Nichols Exclusive Soul II Soul Installation

L-R: Harvey Nichols Exclusive Soul II Soul Installation

 

The ‘Classics Collection’ is designed around these rhythms of dance and carries Soul II Soul’s original ideals; the ‘do it yourself’ energy of those early sound system days. The collection is an update on urban style classics with contemporary shapes & modern fabrics, yet the craftsmanship and attention to detail remains.

 L-R: Lethal Bizzle; Professor Green; Beverley Knight

L-R: Lethal Bizzle; Professor Green; Beverley Knight

 

L-R: Skepta; Shingai Shoniwa & Reggie Yates; Bashy

 

L-R: Skepta; Shingai Shoniwa & Reggie Yates; Bashy

 

L-R: Omar & Trevor Nelson; Ian Wright & Mark Bright; Trevor Nelson; Ian Wright & Reggie Yates

L-R: Omar & Trevor Nelson; Ian Wright & Mark Bright; Trevor Nelson; Ian Wright & Reggie Yates

 

On the menu:

 

·         Garlic, chilli and lime marinated chicken skewers with a crème fraiche, lemon grass and chilli dip

·         Ragstone goat’s cheese and slow roasted tomato on a sesame seed biscuit with sweet tomato chutney

·         ‘Posh’ chunky chips with a fresh truffle dip

·         Parmesan crusted haddock goujons with a caper aioli

·         Tiny homemade beef burgers served in a seeded burger bun with sweet tomato relish, lettuce and mayonnaise

 

·         Harvey Nichols Prosecco

·         Peroni

·         Harvey Nichols ‘Dark & Stormy’ cocktail

 

 

More about the DIVO Jazzie B, Soul II Soul:

 

Entrepreneur Jazzie B, OBE, is now a household name, but that status was never just due to Top Ten hits and best-selling albums. Along with creating the world-famous sound system Soul II Soul, Jazzie also imagined a total look he labelled, the ‘Funki Dred’. This look continues to grow and change each season, infusing Jazzie’s every endeavour with its vibrant ethos. Initially, Soul II Soul style incorporated iconic British names such as Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Nemeth and John Moore. But, with Jazzie’s instinct, the sound system soon created its own special and unique British identity. From the London football terraces to pirate radio stations, from classic British labels to fresh freestyle and dance-floors, Soul II Soul style spelled “now”. Since their beginnings, 25 years ago, Soul II Soul have always married beats with communication and Jazzie B’s aesthetic remains fully global. When he performs, he is an envoy of style as well as of sound.

 

The Classics Collection is designed around the rhythms of the dance and carries Soul II Soul’s original ideals.

 

About Harvey Nichols Group:

 

Harvey Nichols was founded in 1831 and is today the UK’s premier fashion retailer, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive merchandise. It offers many of the world’s most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food.

Harvey Nichols currently has stores in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol in the UK, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and internationally Riyadh, Hong Kong, Dubai, Turkey, Kuwait and soon to open, Baku. The London flagship store is located in the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s most fashionable and exclusive shopping district, with a gross floor area of approximately 220,000 square feet.

Harvey Nichols launched its first stand-alone restaurant in 1996, the highly successful OXO TOWER Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, with spectacular views of the River Thames.  November 2012 saw the opening of Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols, a globally innovative concept that provides the ultimate luxury beauty experience and the UK's first, one-stop beauty destination. Utilising 22,000 square feet of retail space, the store extends across three floors in the heart of Liverpool's fashion hub - Liverpool ONE.