For those of you that won’t be gracing the front row at London Fashion Week this season, there are still plenty of things to do in London that don’t require a ticket to a designer shindig. London Fashion Week brings the city alive with individuality, tons of style inspiration and that’s just outside the shows. So if you fancy doing some celeb spotting or having a look at what’s on offer, take a look at our highlights of things to do during London Fashion Week to whet your style appetite.
This season Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Temperley London will present their SS16 collections at London Fashion Weekend, the bi-annual consumer event taking place at the Saatchi Gallery across the four days. Alongside shopping opportunities from over 150 brands there will also be a talk series featuring fashion designers, celebrity stylists and many more influential people.
International Fashion Showcase
The British Council and the British Fashion Council will present work by emerging fashion designers from 24 countries in an exhibition entitled ‘Fashion Utopias’ at Somerset House. The exhibition is the fifth edition of the annual International Fashion Showcase (IFS) and is open to the public throughout London Fashion Week. For more information and to register for free admission click here
Events around London
Tattoo London, The Museum of London: The Museum of London is holding a free exhibition on tattooing in London’s long and rich history. The exhibition is part of the yearlong celebration of #PunkLondon. For more information visit: museumoflondon.org.uk
M&S & Alexa Chung collaboration: Alexa Chung has worked with Marks & Spencer to bring together a carefully curated collection bringing M&S archive pieces back to life. The 31 piece collection will be previewed at LFW and will then be available in selected stores in April and online at marksandspencer.com
Zoolander 2 – The much anticipated fashion movie for 2016 premiered this week and it is the perfect time to go see what all the fuss is about.
If you can’t get to London for fashion week you can watch the live streaming of each show right here.
Words: Natasha Henson