As you probably have noticed from the constant instagram stream of never- ending catwalks and never-before-seen AW15 clothing lines, London Fashion Week is finally here!
London Fashion Week (and London Fashion Weekend) events are scattered all over London in the most unexpected places. For example, last Saturday the duo-designers of Preen By Thornton Bregazzi held their runway in London’s King’s Cross Station! As Rosie Londoner commented on the event, “It doesn’t get much more London than using a tube platform as your runway” That’s why you should definitely make a trip up to London this weekend as LFW shortly closes until next September for the launch of SS16 collection, meaning London is more fashion-involved than ever.
My Review of LFW SS15
Last September, I went to London Fashion Weekend held at Somerset House. It was quite a spontaneous decision to go as my Mum and I only booked the tickets on the Thursday for that Saturday! It was such an experience as that was the first fashion event I have only attended. I would definitely recommend investing in a pair of Silver Tickets, as this allows you to attend either a Trend or Designer catwalk. I chose the Trend because this showed more than one designer so there was more of a selection to view. The Silver Tickets, as well as the standard Bronze Tickets, also allowed you to mooch in the pop-up stores, which were held in the Somerset House. These pop-up stores showcased well-known designer brands at bargain prices (If you call a Dolce & Gabbana last season striped canvas dress priced at £450 a bargain!) to other lesser-known names.
Unfortunately, we missed our slot for the Trend Catwalk as the underground was playing up! However, missing our slot played to our advantage because we ended up begging to the bouncer on the door who refused to let us in… but he kindly told us to come back for the later slot and tell the ticket lady, “Brian sent us.” As we were told, we queued up for the Trend catwalk, tickets (for the earlier slot) in hand, and approached the lady who saw we had the wrong tickets. She was about to send us away, but we said, “Brian sent us”, which worked liked a magic password, leading us to the front row. And OH MY GOD I WAS IN SHOCK. It was so surreal being on the same row as journalists and other people who were obviously high up in the Fashion Industry. The Trend Catwalk showcased a huge variety of styles (as seen in the photos below); it was possibly the best moment of my life.
All in all I hugely recommend attending London Fashion Week (or Weekend) at Somerset House as our tickets priced at around £30 each, and it was worth every penny! Let me know in the comments if you are attending this LFW or even thinking of going next September…
Jemima Plume Xx