Star Hu launches London boutique Andrew Whitty 21 Nov 2012 Fashion and Style Last night (20 November) saw the launch of the first boutique by designer Star Hu. London’s iconic Portobello Road became a hive of activity. Celebrities including Jodie Kidd, Jasmine Guinness and Carol Franklin were treated to champagne cocktails whilst viewing the current collection from the Chinese designer, as well as a sneak peak at the Spring 2013 pieces. Not content with simply showing off her exquisite designs, Star arranged a performance from Zadie and the Hot Heads, fronted by Elizabeth McGovern – Lady Grantham from ITV’s Downton Abbey. A mix of cool fashion types and established names created an electric atmosphere. The quicker the alcohol flowed the more the paparazzi bulbs flashed. The ‘Silk’ collection is a mix of shocking yellow and luxurious blues, perfect for standing out at the Christmas party. No wonder destination store, Wolf and Badger were quick to snap up the designer. Since being established, Star Hu has quickly gained strong celebrity and public following. STAR HU has become the talk of the town as the brands launch was heavily celebrated by stars; Alexandra Burke, Bella Freud, Jameela Jamil, Camilla Rutherford, Rox, and the Made In Chelsea girls; Caggie Dunlop, Gabriella Ellis, and Cheska Hull who all turned out especially to show their support to the talented new designer. In the store at the moment, you will find a great mix of garments. Many of the pieces contain a plethora of fabrics, giving the buyer the feeling of investment. You truly feel like you’re buying a piece of art. Star graduated from London’s prestigious Istituto Marangoni and already has an existing store in her native China. Star Hu is now open in Portobello Green Designers Arcade, 281 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W10 5TZ.