The October Hit List

Coast’s Hit List for October takes on a Parisian theme, taking influence from the French movers & shakers within fashion and art. Find out what’s on the team’s to-do list this month, inspiring you for an October filled with fabulous evenings and events.

Costume Design for Benedict Andrew's La Boheme at Dutch National Opera, Coasts October Hit List

La Bohéme

Puccini’s unforgettable tale will be brought to life in the English National Opera’s rendition of La Bohème this season, and we’ll be queuing for a front row seat. The universal love story unravels the endeavours of central characters Mimi, Rodolfo and Marcello through times of hardship. Set on Christmas Eve and sung in English, this is the ultimate festive show and the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of opera. Beyond the dramatic storytelling, the evening presents a showcase of dazzling costume designs – adorned with furs and sequins, these contemporary Christmas outfits will have you laying out your festive wardrobe when you arrive home!

Image courtesy of Dutch National Opera


Mademoiselle Privé

French couture arrives to the Saatchi Gallery this autumn with its extensive exhibition on the history of CHANEL. ‘Mademoiselle Privé explores the creative backbone of the brand and the experimental, ground-breaking journeys it has taken over the years. From profiling the life of Gabrielle Chanel to exhibiting the innovative works of Karl Lagerfeld, the 3-story show is sure to present an awe-inspiring collection of visuals and designs. Our creative team will be taking inspiration from CHANEL’s haute couture masterpieces whilst channelling the iconic look in pearls, stripes and the straight 1930s silhouette.


Handmade at Kew

West London’s Kew Gardens are the perfect place for our design team to find floral inspiration for upcoming collections. The Royal Botanical Gardens will also be hosting the ‘Handmade in Britain’ event this month, celebrating local independent designs of interiors, ceramics, sculpture and textiles where you can shop and meet with the artists. You’ll spot us hunting for unique pieces to take home as well as spending the day exploring the garden’s beautiful galleries, historical buildings and pavilions.



As an office (nearly) full of women, we can’t wait to watch ‘Suffragette’ arriving to cinemas this month. With a stellar cast including Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, we shan’t be disappointed with their show-stopping performances as they retell the events of the movement in 20th century London. Although it’s sure to be a real tear-jerker, we’ll be there to celebrate just how far women have come in the fight for equality. The time is now, ladies!



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