Wednesday 30 November

Mulberry displayed its Summer 2017 collection from Johnny Coca back in September as Printworks opened it’s doors for the first time.
The new collection mixed different notions of Britishness – of respect, and rebellion. Taking inspiration from uniforms of British society, Coca mixed and juxtaposed them, fusing them like two sides of the same coin. Two catwalks paraded the new looks, in The Vanway and Publishing. Amongst the 900 guests, faces on the front row included Lady Mary Charteris, Sofia Boutella and Anais Gallagher.
Roger Saul and his mother Joan founded mulberry in 1921, the company went from strength to strength and opened their first factory in Somerset by 1973. The brand established itself as a traditional British lifestyle outlet, noted for its leather poacher bags and the binocular bag. Mulberry has now become a household name with stores throughout the UK and all over the world including outlets in Somerset, London and New York City.
Johnny Coca joined Mulberry as creative director in July 2015. The Seville born, Paris based veteran has been a vital name within the international luxury and fashion industry, notably working with Louis Vuitton with Marc Jacobs and Celine and both Michael Kors and Phoebe Philo.
“There’s always a reference to British heritage, but it’s about how we can use tradition, to make it feel modern. How we can break the rules, to make it new.” Johnny Coca, Mulberry Creative Director.

Printworks London. New Space. New Stories. đź—“

Friday 25 November

“The Printworks is a venue unlike any other in the capital and I’m so excited about the launch of this innovative space. Thousands of Londoners will be able to enjoy experimental and captivating events here in the future and, thanks to the Night Tube, they won’t have to worry about getting home from this part of the city. This is fabulous news for London’s night time economy.” – Night Czar, Amy LamĂ©

Located within the former printing facility for the Metro and Evening Standard Newspapers, Printworks is a 5,000 capacity licensed venue set within a 15-acre site in London’s Docklands. The first in-house music events series will begin on 04/02/16.

Housing the giant printing presses that once churned out the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers, the Press Halls are a fully soundproofed space, designed to contain the clatter of what was once Western Europe’s largest print facility, keeping crowds on both sides of the wall happy.

Promising fully bespoke production, LWE and Broadwick Live will make the most of the Press Hall’s rare potential, adding fully-fitted L’Acoustic and SB28 loudspeakers, designing an automated lighting truss that makes the most of the vast heights and installing over 100 lasers and spotlights to illuminate the dramatic industrial features.

Keen to become an integrated part of the local community, Printworks plan to minimise the impact on residents; in addition to the soundproofed main room, and daytime running hours, organisers plan to direct customers to and from nearby stations through signposted and steward-manned routes that take customers via a non-residential areas. Local SE16 residents will also benefit from 50 free balloted tickets to all ticketed events and a space within the venue dedicated entirely to community use.

Implementing a community ethos across all aspects of the project, Printworks’ debut series will feature leading brands from the international circuit to deliver an exceptional and dynamic programme of events. Foremost amongst the partner brands are acclaimed promoters The Hydra, an integral part of London’s underground music culture, responsible for some of the city’s most exciting shows in recent years.