Our London Fashion Week Event Guide
What to do in London during Fashion Week, from the shows to the shopping
The main event: London Fashion Week
This year, London Fashion Week takes place at 180 The Strand, where the majority of catwalk shows are held. Sadly, not everyone can secure admission to attend a high fashion house show. But, luckily, a large number of the shows will be live-streamed and you can watch them here.
Look out for ALEXACHUNG's first LFW how, Riccardo Tisci's much-anticipated debut Burberry show, and Rixo's first LFW attendance.
16 – 20 February, 180 The Strand
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The sister act: London Fashion Week Festival
Formerly known as London Fashion Weekend, this festival is still the same glitzy fashion party, with events, shopping and talks. It has its own catwalk shows (this year look out for sustainable brand Mother of Pearl, a massive pop-up shop with everything selling at industry insider prices and it has talks from high fashion people.
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22 – 25 February, 180 The Strand
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Have a complimentary fashion portrait drawn:
This London Fashion Week, The London EDITION's Lobby Bar has teamed up with fashion illustrator Jessica Bird to create colourful pastel portraits of guests.
In times, past, Jessica’s vibrant chalk, pastel and charcoal live drawings have been used to capture backstage activity and key looks from the runway by brands such as Delpozo, Huishan Zhang and Johnston's of Elgin.
This year, she will take up residence in The Lobby Bar each night of Fashion Week, between 6pm and 8:30pm, to create 15-minute fashion portraits of the hotel’s residents and friends.
Jessica will be drawing in The London EDITION’s Lobby Bar 6pm-8:30pm for the duration of LFW: 14th – 18th September. Sketches are first come first served and are free of charge.
Experience Burberry's brand new look:
As Burberry heads into a new era with Riccardo Tisci at the helm, the London flagship is undergoing a mighty re-imagination. The store will house individually themed rooms which together will celebrate the past and future of Burberry, with a three-floor scaffold immersive and interactive commissioned art installation by British artist Graham Hudson at its heart. The new collection will be able to purchase in-store for 24 hours after the show takes place on Monday 15 September.
What's more, Culture Whisper favourite Thomas’s Café at Burberry will be the perfect pitstop for a bite, with an array of cakes, small bites, salads and refreshments on offer.
Rejuvinate at The Shop at Bluebird:
Tucked away in Covent Garden, just a stone's throw from the LFW buzz, sits The Shop at Bluebird's mighty Fashion Pharmacy, a safe-haven for visitors to relax, recharge and revitalise.
Complete with 'Get A Drip' providing IV Vitamin Drips and booster shots, an Equinox Kombucha bar supplying a range of organic beverages, charging docks and plenty more, it's the ultimate wellness hub this LFW, and the place to be seen if you're not run off your feet attending shows.
Where: Carriage Hall, Floral St, London WC2E 9DP
Meet Stan Smith:
You probably have a pair of Stan Smiths, a trainer style inspired by former tennis player and legend Stan Smith. With the launch of a new book entitled Stan Smith: Some People Think I'm A Shoe at Dover Street Market, the man himself will be hosting a book signing on the 17 September.
When: 4pm-6pm on 17 September, Dover Street Market
Meet Kate Moss at Matches' new townhouse:
London's favourite supermodel, the inimitable Kate Moss, will be at Matches brand new townhouse for an exclusive book signing hosted by photographer and former boyfriend Mario Sorrenti, who is releasing a book of unseen shots of the model.
When: 5pm - 6pm on Saturday 15 September