London #Fashion Week needs little introduction. Held twice a year in February and September, this prodigious event is ranked alongside Paris, Milan and New York as one of the “big four” worldwide fashion shows.
This biannual fashion spectacle, which naturally features a heady mix of the world’s biggest designers and world-class emerging talent, takes place in London’s stunning Somerset House. With 55 fountains elegantly pirouetting in the courtyard, this magnificent building on the south side of the Strand overlooking the Thames provides the perfect backdrop for one of the capital’s most publicised events.
For four days Somerset House will be transformed into Britain’s heart of fashion with catwalk shows, designer shopping, hair and beauty and a series of educational talks from a panel of fashion industry experts.
There will be four ‘Trend’ catwalks at the impending London Fashion Week 2013, which will all be styled by award-winning fashion director and British journalist Hilary Alexander. The ‘Trend’ themes for this year are; Graphic Art, Urban lifestyle, Eastern promise and Dolls house. As always at a Fashion Week, the catwalks during September’s event are guaranteed to be rammed to the rafters for this unique and inspiring look at the latest designs in the world of fashion.
You can sort out your entire autumn/winter wardrobe with over 100 designers to choose from, including: Issa London, Vivienne Westwood and Linda Farrow.
Visitors to London Fashion Week 2013 will have the opportunity to buy one-off pieces at reduced prices, so worrying that someone will be wearing the same dress as you to a party will be instantly eradicated!
Ticket prices vary hugely for the show. You can buy a shopping-only ticket for £15.50. On the other end of the ‘exclusivity’ spectrum, you could opt for a Luxe ticket, which includes champagne, dining and a front row seat besides the catwalk. A Luxe ticket with dining wills however set you back £150.
Whichever ticket you opt for simply being among the glamour and thrill of one of the world’s leading fashion events will be an experience of a lifetime.