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Designers and Retailers Toast Brits in Paris

Following a beautiful reception at the Ambassadors residence in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, Uzma Bozai’s Sales Manager Karen Wright has been quoted in Women’s Wear Daily in an article commenting on the importance of British designers attending Paris Fashion Week.

Anya Hindmarch, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Sir Peter Ricketts, Caroline Rush, Stephen Jones and Mary Katrantzou.

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FLYING THE FLAG: Britain’s Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, threw open a gilded ballroom at his sumptuous Paris residence on Thursday evening for a reception celebrating British designers in Paris.

London talents including Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Erdem Moralioglu, Anya Hindmarch, Mary Katrantzou and Stephen Jones attended the event, organized by U.K. Trade & Investment, in partnership with the British Fashion Council and the U.K. Fashion and Textile Association.

They were joined by retail executives including Printemps chairman and chief executive officer Paolo de Cesare; Karen Katz, president and and ceo of the Neiman Marcus Group, and Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo.

In keeping with the evening’s theme, guests nibbled on English cheeses and drank Nyetimber sparkling wine. “I hope anyone who is French here who has been drinking, thinking, ‘What a wonderful glass of Champagne,’ is now feeling a bit guilty to find it’s British,” Ricketts said to laughter from the crowd.

Karen Wright, sales manager at fledgling brand Uzma Bozai, said it was showing at the MeMy Mode trade show for its second season at retail.

“For the international buyers, we prefer Paris,” she said. “We’re a very young label, so obviously we wanted to direct our costs and our time and our efforts where we found the most rewards.”

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