Wednesday 14th February

| BY Finn Blythe

Anya Hindmarch Is Taking Over London This Valentine’s Day

HindFor us singletons, Valentine’s is a day best spent head down, blinds drawn, ignoring the world and everyone else around you. Which is a startlingly similar approach to our Monday mornings but today the levels are turned up to eleven. We get it, you’re in a relationship, you love each other very much and you’ve exchanged gifts to demonstrate this – thanks for sharing with us all. We’re not coming across bitter, are we? Anyway, news is Anya Hindmarch has launched a brilliant public installation that even the poor singletons can get behind and feel a part of, because this is about a platonic love of the city we call home.

Chubby Hearts over London is a public design project conceived by Anya Hindmarch as a love letter to London. Starting today and continuing over the course of London Fashion Week, giant Chubby Heart balloons will fly from dawn till dusk suspended over (and sometimes squashed within) famous London landmarks. Speaking on what prompted the idea, Anya said, “The idea for this project came to me whilst sitting in a packed Royal Festival Hall. I was in awe of the resilience of Londoners and its visitors. Tying giant helium filled Chubby Hearts on to buildings all over the city is simply a surprise love letter to London as a tribute to its strength and to celebrate our amazing creative city.” Keep your eyes peeled.

For full details, live schedule and to follow the project live please visit www.chubbyhearts.com