London Fashion Week 2014
To all the fashion lovers the most important date on your calendar is here! – London Fashion Week!
Set over five days from today 12th to 16th September, the schedule is packed with shows, presentations, installations, showrooms, events and glamorous cocktail parties from the best and brightest names in the industry.
British fashion is known for celebrating both classic heritage brands and edgy niche designers, making for an exciting and eclectic crowd.
This year, major houses including Burberry, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood will show off their eye-watering collections as will up-and-coming designers, such as Faustine Steinmetz and Bora Aksu.
Celebrities and industry insiders will be watching like a hawk from the front row as they get a glimpse of next year’s trends.
With such an array of fashion fabulousness about to begin it’s easy to get side-tracked, so here are a few pointers to get you ready for the week.
London Fashion Week Pass
If you haven’t got a ticket don’t panic, there will be plenty of events that are open to the public through out the week. The official festival of style takes place at Somerset House but there are all kinds of fun celebrations happening around the city; check out the events schedule.
This season the BFC will be live-streaming a record number of catwalk shows from LFW. Over 90% of shows will be live streamed to www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/live
Click here for the show schedule: www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/schedule
London Fashion Weekend
Once London Fashion Week is over, London Fashion Weekend begins at Somerset House. It will be a three-day event hosting catwalk shows, discussions and a boutique marketplace open to the general public.
Fashion week is such an action-packed day, which kicks off with early morning shows and ends with late-night parties, so be sure to get enough sleep the night before. Everyone will be snap happy with the press and independent bloggers documenting the event, so be sure to step up your beauty routine for all those pictures.
Chic but Comfortable
Just because it’s fashion week doesn’t mean you need to arrive in 10in stilettos, aim to be dressed to your best! Style up your look with statement jewellery or a chic handbag but remember you are likely to be on your feet all day, so comfort is important.
Somerset House provides free wi-fi all day but in-between taking photos and updating Instagram, batteries can end up drained. Fortunately there are areas where you can charge your devices, but just to keep ahead, make sure you purchase a rechargable battery to take along with you.
LFW Street Style Photo Booth
The LFW street style photo booth brought to you by Swatch is situated in the Somerset House courtyard, open to the general public and gives visitors the chance to photograph themselves in their London Fashion Week look of the day, print images as souvenirs, and share them on Facebook. Highlights will be posted to the official London Fashion Week Facebook page.
The Shop returns to London Fashion Week. Open to the public, The Shop will run from the 12-21 September and is situated in the courtyard of Somerset House. Designed by Robert Storey, the pop-up features the best of British contemporary including Charlotte Simone, Coops London, Eye Respect, Maria Francesca Pepe and Wool & The Gang. This season, The Shop will also stock limited edition product exclusive to London Fashion Week, including Wedgwood tea designed by Stephen Jones OBE as well as official product from the London Fashion Week label.m Professional Haircare range.
In 2011 and 2012 London was crowned “Top Global Fashion Capital” in Global Language Monitor’s 10th annual survey of most-discussed fashion cities. This season they want to reclaim the title so join the conversation by using the hashtag #LFW. Highlights from #LFW on Twitter and Instagram will be shared on the LED Screen on the exterior of the BFC Courtyard Show Space.
Follow the British Fashion Council on Instagram for exclusive London Fashion Week images @BritishFashionCouncil
I am unfortunately at the other end of the country in Scotland, so I will be watching the shows from my laptop..
but I will bring a Fashion Week Outfit diary post to you soon! LFW!!!
For instant updates follow my instagram @china_bambi.
Have fun fashionistas!