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Sketch Plays Backdrop to Ryan Lo Collection

Mannequins Sip Tea in the 18th-Century Townhome

Photography courtesy of Ryan Lo Studio

Talk about pretty in pink! With its quirky tea room and colorful café—and even some of the most bizarre loos you’ve probably ever seen—Sketch has become a not-so-secret hideaway in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. It’s a unique destination for food, drink, art, and fashion housed in an eighteenth-century townhome. Behind its unassuming facade (if you can’t find it, look for the upside-down watchdog sculpture) lies a mecca of Instagrammable venues that any blogger would swoon over. Sketch houses a Michelin-starred French restaurant and a seemingly endless number of rooms on multiple floors with perfectly appointed pink and purple and crushed velvet everywhere you go. Explore the Lecture Room and Library, the Parlour, the East Bar and Pods, the Glade, and the Gallery for a different experience every time you go.

Visiting Sketch during London Fashion Week a few years ago became one of the VIE team’s most memorable experiences of the trip! Now, we’re mesmerized by this ethereal fashion event, which was held there in 2018 by designer Ryan Lo. A native of Hong Kong, Lo is known for his ultrafeminine collections that are often offset in his runway presentations by bold hair, makeup, accessories, or other wow factors that add a modern sartorial edge and theatricality to his looks. We’ll say “cheers” to that!

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Visit Sketch.London to learn more about the venue and RyanLo.co.uk to see Lo’s latest collections.


Special Thanks

Streeters London, CLM Agency, Premier Hair and Make-up, Purple PR
Styling: Victoria Young
Hair: Sam McKnight
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench, MAC Cosmetics
Nails: Marian Newman, CND
Casting: AAMO Casting, Madeleine Østlie
Millinery: Stephen Jones Millinery
Set: Miguel Bento
Footwear: Repetto Paris
Creative Consultant: Agatha Connolly
Production: Jacob Kamara
Show Notes: Susie Lau



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