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When not designing pieces for his epony­mous la­bel, this fash­ion de­signer is out and about en­joy­ing Lon­don’s gems or tak­ing great de­light in serene and balmy get­aways. He shares his favourite places for an ad­ven­ture and some R&R.

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Fash­ion de­signer Hasan He­jazi and jew­ellery maven So­phie Bille Brahe let us in on their se­cret get­aways and favourite places to sit back, re­lax, and get their artis­tic on.

Hasan He­jazi burst into the fash­ion scene in 2010 with his first col­lec­tion for Au­tumn/win­ter that year. “It was show­cased in an amaz­ing cat­walk show in the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum in Lon­don, as a re­sult, I was stocked in Har­rods,” he re­calls.

He launched his first col­lec­tion upon grad­u­at­ing from the pres­ti­gious Lon­don Col­lege of Fash­ion. Armed with his nat­u­ral flair in fash­ion and the skills he learned from his time in de­sign school, this half English half Jor­da­nian de­signer’s pieces caught the eye of A-lis­ters. He has dressed the likes of Jour­dan Dunn, Jessie J, Ch­eryl Tweedy, Olivia Palermo, and Ni­cole Scherzinger to name a few.

Hasan cre­ates lux­ury pieces for the mod­ern woman who ex­ude glamour, fem­i­nin­ity, and power. His lat­est col­lec­tion, his first ever ready-to-wear, was launched in Novem­ber 2017 ex­clu­sively on­line. “The col­lec­tion fea­tures unique party pieces. I wanted it to be fun yet so­phis­ti­cated and to show­case my sig­na­ture de­tails such as the buckle belts and sports luxe fin­ishes,” he says.

“I in­tend to do more trav­el­ling this year in the hopes of sourc­ing lots of in­spi­ra­tion,” he shares.

WHERE I CALL HOME Lon­don has so many nice ho­tels that dou­ble up as great res­tau­rants and bars. Some favourites would be The Lon­don EDI­TION ho­tel for best cock­tails, The Ned for a great at­mos­phere with lots of food choices, and Sketch for its to­tally amaz­ing in­te­rior, es­pe­cially the pink room! I live near the White Cube in Ber­mond­sey which I visit most of­ten.

FAVOURITE CITY Ibiza, I just love the chilled-out feel­ing. There is a spe­cial en­ergy about it. I much pre­fer the tran­quil side of Ibiza more so than the club­bing scene. I love the old town and the beau­ti­ful beaches es­pe­cially Cala Sa Caleta, which is a striking red sandy beach with scenic views.

TRAVEL MUST-HAVES Mu­sic player, a bot­tle of wa­ter, ear plugs, and friends.

WEEK­END RE­TREAT I rarely get the chance to go to many re­treats but when I do, I like to es­cape the city and go to a more re­lax­ing place to break away from the chaos. The English coun­try­side is al­ways a beau­ti­ful site to see and full of fresh air. I spent Christ­mas 2016 at the most beau­ti­ful place called “The Lakes by Yoo” which is lo­cated close to the Cotswolds. It’s a breath­tak­ing place and so fes­tive. A group of friends and I stayed in a villa over­look­ing the frozen lakes which was un­for­get­table. There were many op­por­tu­ni­ties for coun­try walks and re­lax­ing in the spa with an out­door hot tub.

This Page, from top,the Gallery (Pink Room) at Sketch, Lon­don; The

Nickel Bar at The Ned; Gil­bert & Ge­orge’s ex­hi­bi­tion at the White Cube Ber­mond­sey Op­po­site, from left, Hasan He­jazi; Mono­chrome se­quin A-line midi dress; Red se­quin skater dress; Bern­ers Tav­ern at The Lon­don EDI­TION

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