As the dust of New York Fashion Week settles, London Fashion Week is set to kick off today. Known for showcasing edgy street style looks to high-end luxury fashion, British designers congregate bi-annually to dictate the season’s latest trends.
With the main shows being held at The Store Studios on the Strand, and other designers hosing the unveiling of their collections at separate venues, fashion editors will be zipping around the city in their blacked-out Benz limousines.
This season will mark Christopher Bailey’s last ever show as chief creative director of Burberry. The brand’s CEO will be stepping down on Saturday after dedicating 17 years to the British label. Apple music has published a playlist of the brand’s runway tracks online, and will be releasing Saturday’s tune after the show for purchase.
After a break last season, Mulberry is set for a comeback at Spencer House. The label is due to host a week-long series of fashion-related events including exclusive talks hosted by British designers as well as interactive workshops for attendees. High-street giant Topshop will be sitting out for this season of Fashion Week, the first time in 10 years. This is due to the restructuring of the company.
This season is set to host a select number of international designers, including Spanish brand Delpozo. The label will be making its London debut after sending waves across the fashion scene in New York for the past five years.
Designer Omolara Martins believes: “London Fashion Week is the biggest every season, surpassing Paris and Milan.”
Newly appointed editor of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, will be hosting this years post-BAFTA party in the capital on Sunday. Model Kate Moss is said to be attending.