London Fashion Week has started!
Published 20 February 2010
You know London Fashion Week has started again when a girl gets on your bus dressed in a leopard print leotard, black ripped tights and military style shoulder pads made out of dolls heads, and it is about 2 degrees outdoors. The things people do to get tickets for LFW events!
London Fashion Week is a week-long series of events, catwalks, and parties where fashion designers and fashion houses display their latest collections to buyers and the press. Fashion trends for the year are set and upcoming designers are elevated to celebrity status. London Fashion Week is part two of a global series of fashion weeks, with the schedule having started in New York and continuing afterwards in Milan and Paris. Expected highlights this year include new collections from Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, and Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label.
Whether you get to go to any of the catwalk shows, parties or events and even if fashion is not your thing, anyone who lives in London on a regular basis cannot fail to notice that yesterday (Friday 19th Feb) something was definitely up, even by London’s high standards of craziness. No, you weren’t imagining that seemingly large influx of people, and yes, the tube was much busier than usual. Bizarre scenes of people running around with clothes on hangers is totally normal during London Fashion Week.
The Brits kicked off the pre-fashion week festivities followed by the Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief fundraising fashion show for Haiti. Fashion week is now in full swing and with the BAFTAs on Sunday, London will definitely be living up to its work hard, play hard reputation. The Fashion team at the London insider will be doing the tireless and painstaking work of attending events and pouring over catwalk shows. And with our seven powers combined we will present you with a series of articles about London Fashion week.
We kicked things off by attending the Trousers London Soiree in Covent Garden hosted by Angel Tan. This fantastic pop-up shop on Neal Street stocks Trousers London and will only be open until the end of the month. Trousers London was founded two years ago but you wouldn’t know it if you saw their designs. Mature denim cuts complemented by baggy Tees for men define this collection.
Roll on fashion week!
Trousers London Pop-up Shop
35 Neal Street
Article written by Ayo Tijani.
Editor’s Tip: How to get tickets for London Fashion Week 2010:
Tickets for the very popular events held by famous designers or fashion houses are very hard to get. However, many of the smaller designers and events are more than happy to get more publicity and coverage for their collections and events, so contacting the event organisers directly is your best bet. If all else fails, you can wear your finest and turn up at the door and try to blag your way in!