The return of the Primrose Hill set! Meet the Brit Pop kids who helped put the Cool back into Britannia and took London Fashion Week by storm
Centuries have passed and times have inevitably changed since Primrose Hill formed part of a great chase, appropriated by Henry VIII.
These days, this leafy north-west London enclave – famed for its rolling fields and panoramic views of the English capital – has served as the middle-class stomping ground for a rather different type of royalty.
Indeed, those of us with elephantine memories will remember the heady days of mid-nineties Brit Pop hysteria, when Oasis were King, Patsy Kensit was Queen and the well-heeled cream of film, fashion and music lived shoulder to Ben Sherman-clad shoulder in Primrose Hill’s neighbouring village.
Dubbed the Primrose Hill set – its core comprised of Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam, Pearl Lowe and the aforementioned Patsy – their reputation for partying and bed-hopping quickly earned the otherwise respectable suburb a salacious reputation.
Fast forward 30 years and their hedonistic heyday has been largely traded in for altogether more clean-living lifestyles – but its influence was still felt as New York and London kicked off their latest set of Fashion Week presentations this month.
While its principal members were largely absent, their children – many of them models and musicians in their own right – ensured Cool Britannia was alive and well in 2023, albeit for one week only.
Some Might Say it was a Brit Pop reunion of sorts, but whose offspring attended? Read on to find out more!
1. LENNON GALLAGHER
Make way: Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit’s model son Lennon attended a fashion preview at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum with girlfriend Isobel Richmond on September 13
Siblings: On September 15 he joined half-sister Molly Moorish-Gallagher and half-brother Gene Gallagher at the ES Magazine X Paco Rabanne LFW Party in London
Former flame: Lennon’s half-sister Molly is Liam’s daughter with singer Lisa Moorish, another member of the legendary Primrose Hill set (pictured in 1995)
Then and now: Patsy Kensit with ex-husband Liam Gallagher at the height of Brit Pop fever in 1996 (left) and with their son Lennon at London Fashion Week on September 18 (right)
Night out with mum: Lennon joined his mother Patsy Kensit at British heritage brand Burberry’s spring-summer unveiling during London Fashion Week on September 18
How it was: Liam and Patsy were heralded as the king and queen of Cool Britannia in the mid-1990s (pictured at the River Café in 1996)
Stepping out: Later that night he attended the Perfect Magazine x Valentino party at 1 Mayfair Hotel with girlfriend Isobel
Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit’s model son Lennon, 24, made his first appearance at London Fashion Week when he attended a preview at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum with student girlfriend Isobel Richmond on September 13.
Two days later he was accompanied by half-brother Gene, 22, and half-sister Molly Moorish, 24, at the Evening Standard Magazine co-hosted a star-studded fashion week party with fragrance brand Paco Rabanne.
The following day Brit Pop fans were given a treat when Lennon attended Burberry’s spring-summer presentation with legendary mum Patsy Kensit on September 18.
The 55-year old actress poised for photos alongside her son, who soon left the Burberry show in favour of a night out with girlfriend Isobel attended at 1 Mayfair Hotel, where Perfect Magazine were co-hosting another soiree with Italian fashion house. Valentino.
2. GENE GALLAGHER
My turn: Gene Gallagher, Oasis star Liam’s musician son with former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, attended the same private viewing as his half-brother at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Close: Lennon with dad Liam and his fiancée Debbie Gwyther at a Burberry fashion show during London Fashion Week in 2018
Rolling with it: Gene also made appearances at the ES Magazine X Paco Rabanne party (left) and the Perfect Magazine X Valentino party (right) during London Fashion Week
Old times: Gene pictured with legendary dad Liam during a night out in 2015
Mummy’s boy: The young musician is pictured with mum Nicole Appleton in June 2023
Gene Gallagher, former Oasis star Liam’s musician son with All Saints singer Nicole Appleton, attended the same private viewing as his half-brother at the Victoria & Albert Museum on September 13.
Gene, a talented percussionist, was also in attendance at the Evening Standard Magazine and Paco Rabanne’s fashion week party, where he once again linked up with his older sibling.
While he missed out on the Burberry presentation, Gene was out on the town later that night, with Perfect Magazine’s collaborative party with Valentino giving him another opportunity to let his hair down.
3. IRIS LAW
Here she comes: Iris Law, the daughter of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost, has made her presence felt at both New York and London Fashion Week (pictured in NYC on September 9)
They look familiar: Jude and Sadie were founding members of the notorious Primrose Hill set in the mid 1990s (pictured together in 1995)
Model offspring: She was joined by Lila Hack-Moss, the daughter of catwalk veteran Kate Moss, at a Victoria’s Secret event in Manhattan on September 6
It’s in the genes: Iris bears a striking resemblance to her famous father (pictured left in 1996)
Back in the day: Jude Law cradles daughter Iris during an appearance on Primrose Hill with Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani in 2004
Looking good: Iris was back in London for the Perfect Magazine X Valentino party at 1 Hotel Mayfair on September 18
Party time: Iris’s mum Sadie Frost pictured with Leah Woods (left) and Kate Moss (centre) during a wild night out in 1999
Iris Law’s fashion week adventure began in New York City, where she was presented as one of the next generation of Victoria’s Secret models on September 6.
The 22-year old daughter of Primrose Hill veterans Jude Law and Sadie Frost was hand-in-hand with Lila Hack-Moss – daughter of catwalk legend Kate – at the lingerie brand’s latest unveiling outside The Manhattan Center.
But she was soon back in her native London, where she joined an assortment of celebrities, influencers and socialites at 1 Hotel Mayfair for the same Perfect Magazine party attended by the Gallagher brothers.
4. LILA HACK-MOSS
Centre stage: Lila Hack-Moss claimed the spotlight while attending Victoria’s Secret Celebrates The Tour ’23 during New York Fashion Week on September 6
High glamour: In May Lila joined her famous mother on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit in New York City (pictured)
Iconic: It’s impossible to think of British fashion in the ’90s without Kate Moss (pictured left in 1993). Her daughter (pictured on September 18) is now following in her prodigious footsteps
There she is again: Lila attended The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards in New York City, where she was named breakthrough model of the year, on September 8
Sitting pretty: A fresh-faced Kate Moss occupies a front row seat at a fashion show in 1992
Busy girl: Lila (left) helped mum Kate (right, in 1993) celebrate the anniversary of her wellness brand Cosmoss at Apollo’s Mews in London on September 15
Pals: Lila (centre) was joined by friends as she attended the ES Magazine X Paco Rabanne party during London Fashion Week, also on September 15
Late night: On September 18 she was on the guest list at the Perfect X Valentino party, held at 1 Hotel Mayfair in London
Smoke break: While she’s inherited Kate’s sense of style, the young model confirmed she’s also adopted one of her less wholesome traits by lighting up a cigarette outside the event
In good company: Lila was joined by current boyfriend Yoni Helbitz at the London Fashion Week event
Lila Hack-Moss claimed her own share of spotlight while attending Victoria’s Secret Celebrates The Tour ’23 during New York Fashion Week on September 6.
Like Iris, the rising star was presented as one of the lingerie brand’s latest model’s as they modelled identical sheer dresses and matching underwear.
Two days later, Lila, the 20-year old daughter of supermodel Kate Moss and magazine publisher Jefferson Hack, was named ‘Breakthrough Model of the Year’ at the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards in New York City on September 8.
A week later she was back in London, where mum Kate was hosting a celebratory event in honour of her popular wellness brand, Cosmoss.
But it would prove to be a tale of two parties, with Lila soon hotfooting it across town for an appearance at the Evening Standard soiree.
The following night she was back on the tiles and in good company at the Perfect Magazine party, where she was joined by boyfriend Yoni Helbitz.
5. ANAIS GALLAGHER
She looks familiar: Anais Gallagher made a fleeting appearance at London Fashion Week, with the model attending the JW Anderson show at Camden Roundhouse on September 16
Famous parents: Anais is the daughter of former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and his ex-wife Meg Matthews (pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996)
Speaking out: The model recently addressed the criticism surrounding ‘nepo babies’ and admitted she is ‘grateful’ for her ‘privileged’ upbringing (pictured with dad Noel in 2022)
The model daughter of former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher and his ex-wife Meg Matthews made a surprisingly brief appearance at London Fashion Week.
Anais, 23, was a fleeting presence at Camden Roundhouse on September 16, where she attended the latest presentation from British fashion brand JW Anderson.
6. MISSY ALBARN
Side by side: Blur and Gorillaz front-man Damon Albarn was joined by 23-year old daughter Missy at the Burberry catwalk show on September 18
Prime position: The pair occupied front row seats as the event got underway during London Fashion Week
hard to miss: Albarn and Missy previously attended the Versace spring-summer show at Milan Fashion Week in 2021 (pictured)
All over: Albarn and British artist Suzie Winstanley, Missy’s mother, ended their 25-year relationship in July
Double take: Damon at the height of his Blur fame in 1996 (left) and daughter Missy at the Burberry show on September 18 (right)
Doting dad: Damon with a young Missy outside their west London home in 1993
Blur and Gorillaz vocalist Damon Albarn was joined by daughter Missy at the Burberry catwalk show on September 18.
Named after American rapper Missy Elliot, the 23-year old is Albarn’s only child with his former partner, the British artist Suzie Winstanley.
The father and daughter’s surprise attendance at London Fashion Week was their first public appearance since the singer’s separation from Winstanley in July.
But it was by no means their first joint appearance at fashion week, with Missy previously joining Albarn at the Versace spring-summer show at Milan Fashion Week in 2021.
7. DAISY LOWE
Stylish: Daisy Lowe, the daughter of interior designer Pearl Lowe and singer Gavin Rossdale, attended the Erdem show during London Fashion Week on September 17
Mother and daughter: Pearl Lowe (left in 1999) was a key member of the Primrose Hill set, while daughter Daisy (right) has established herself as a successful model
Let’s celebrate: Later that night she was a guest at Annie’s Ibiza Capsule Collection runway show, where she was joined by close friend Lady Mary Charteris
There she is again: Daisy wore a sleek trouser suit for the launch of Hotel Café Royal and Tina Chen Craig’s U Beauty during London Fashion Week on September 18
Husband and wife: Daisy’s stepfather is drummer Danny Goffey, a founding member of ’90s Brit Pop group Supergrass and a Primrose Hill affiliate (pictured with Pearl Lowe in 2000)
Daisy Lowe, the daughter of interior designer Pearl Lowe and Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, was in attendance as Erdem presented its new collection at London Fashion Week on September 17.
After a quick outfit change the 34-year old model, who gave birth to her first child in April, made her way to Apollo’s Muse – where she watched Annie’s Ibiza Capsule Collection runway show with close friend Lady Mary Charteris.
The following day Daisy wore a sleek trouser suit for the launch of Hotel Café Royal and Tina Chen Craig’s U Beauty.
But she was notably absent from any ensuing fashion week parties – a decision no doubt prompted by her status as a new mother to daughter Ivy.
Way back when: Pearl battled an addiction with cocaine and heroin throughout her music career but now works in fashion and interior design (pictured with Danny Goffey, Rhys Ifans and Samantha Morton in the 1990s)
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