Pride In London 2018 | www.pietrorecchia.com
One million people marched through central London on Saturday for Pride in London 2018. The LGBT+ parade marched from Portland Place down through Trafalgar Square and on to Whitehall.
I hope you enjoy my photographic coverage of the event
London Fashion Week Men’s 2018 with Our Man On The Ground
We were at this year’s London Fashion Week Men’s which was on in central London from 6th to 8th January and have put together a photo collection of what the fashion designers had on display this year as they showed off their Autumn/Winter 2018 collections, creativity and brands here in London.
Day 1 included collections from Band of Outsiders, founded in LA back in 2004; Ben Sherman; Edward Crutchley; John Lawrence Sullivan, founded by designer Arashi Yanagawa; British Born and London based Liam Hodges; Oliver Spencer; London based contemporary menswear label Qasimi; Tonsure; Tourne De Transmission, founded by Graeme Gaughan in 2012; London based What We Wear contemporary brand; Copenhagen based Wood Wood, which was founded back in 2002 by Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen and finally Xander Zhou, based in Beijing.
On Day 2 there were collections from British menswear designer Alex Mullins; Hussein Chalayan; Glaswegian designer Charles Jeffrey (Loverboy); British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn; London based Daniel W. Fletcher; female designer Lou Dalton; Man; Michiko Koshino, one of the industry’s original innovators in the 80s; Phoebe English Man, an English luxury women’s and men’s label based in London and female designer Wales Bonner, who received the LVMH Young Designer Prize in 2016.
On Day 3 we saw collections from A-Cold-Wall*; British lifestyle brand Belstaff; British fashion brand Blood Brother; Bobby Abley; London based Craig Green; Korean designer D.Gnak; Per Göttesson and finally Pronounce, a contemporary brand created by Yushan Li and Jun Zhou, based in Milan and Shanghai.
More information on this year’s event can be found on London Fashion Week Men’s website: www.londonfashionweekmens.com
Editorial by Simon Burrell, Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground and photographs by Pietro Recchia, a London-based photographer specialising in fashion, portraits and luxury events.
I had great time covering London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2018 for OMOTG Magazine
Editorial by Simon Burrell, Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground and photographs by Pietro Recchia
London’s New Year’s Day Parade 2018 - Our Man On The Ground
At midday yesterday, London’s annual New Year’s Day Parade and Festival saw the city’s streets filled with thousands of performers and colourful floats from across the world, including dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, huge balloons, confetti, historic vehicles, old steam traction engines, horses and much more, to celebrate kicking 2018 off in style!
London’s New Year’s Day Parade, more commonly known as LNYDP is also run alongside the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival, which is performed in top music venues in London. In addition, the LNYDP also raises funds for London charities and since the inaugural parade, it has raised more than £1.5m for good causes.
The first parade was held back in 1987 with 2,000 performers, today it totals some 10,000 participants, representing all the London boroughs and performers from not only the UK but also the US and Europe. Around 500,000 people turned out yesterday to watch this spectacular event, lining the parade route and waving flags. The parade was also broadcast on television both here in the UK and abroad.
Fortunately, the good old British weather did not dampen the day, with the clouds and rain staying away long enough for everyone to enjoy a dry event!
The parade started at Green Park Tube Station and ran all the way along Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus and then followed a route down Lower Regent Street to Waterloo Place, down Pall Mall and onto Cockspur Street, into Trafalgar Square, then down Whitehall and Parliament Street.
We hope that you enjoy this article and photographic montage of many of yesterday’s wonderful performers.