LFW: Did anyone grab a piece of Pauric Sweeney?

Pauric Sweeney Claw Machine

London based, Irish born accessories designer Pauric Sweeney tried something a little bit different at the LFW exhibition this year, choosing to display a collection of his small leather bags and purses inside sea-side amusement style claw machines.

Pauric Sweeney

Signs around the ‘installation’ urged onlookers to try their luck, whilst promising that “Everyone’s a winner.” This led to quite a crowd of fashionistas around the machines, intent on getting a piece of the designer for just one pound…

Confused Fashionistas

Having a go

Whilst it seems that some people did get lucky, no one in the (increasingly embarrassed) crowd that had amassed round the machines won whilst I was snapping away. That metal claw seemed to have butter fingers! It’s a wonder the eager players didn’t try their luck at cheating, like this little tyke (below)!


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