London Fashion Week is Here

It’s that time again, the leaves are just starting to turn and London is just a couple of notches more fashion forward than the rest of the year. Whilst it would be lovely to get carried away in the most covert-worthy designs, we’ve still got many a catwalk show to sift through… so you’ll have to wait a little while for that. This week is all about the news and events that you shouldn’t miss over the next few days.

Fur Free Fashion

The first big news is that London Fashion Week has gone ‘Fur Free’ for the first time ever. This is on the surface undoubtedly brilliant news, though it has been pointed out that this happened somewhat by accident rather than by enforcement. It turned out none of the scheduled designers had planned to use fur in their collections anyway, but coincidence or not, hopefully the publicity that this has attracted will be enough to make other designers consider staying away from fur for future collections.

Bits You Shouldn’t Miss

If you’re lucky enough to be heading up to London this weekend, there are a whole series of brilliant talks this year. One of the stand outs will undoubtedly be a conversation with Katharine Hamnett on Friday the 21st of September.

Katharine has long been an advocate for sustainable fashion and just ahead of her catwalk show this is bound to be a brilliant insight into the mind of one of Britain’s most ethically aware designers.

Other talks that are likely to be great are the ‘Women in Fashion’ talk held by Daisy Walker, Marie Yeung and Mischa Notcutt who will be talking about diversity within the fashion industry - also on the 21st of September. Another talk that centres on a topic that has long been in the fashion spotlight will be the ‘Body Positivity’ talk hosted by Bethan Holt of The Telegraph and featuring panelists Charli Howard and Maxim Magnus. This one will be on the 22nd but, if these don’t tickle your fancy, visit here for the whole list of talks.

Other Mentionables

Victoria Beckham will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her brand with a catwalk show in London instead of New York. This will be the first collection for Burberry under Ricardo Tisci who took over from Christopher Bailey in March. This fashion week will also see Alexa Chung’s first runway show for her eponymous brand.

Next week is over to Milan and then Paris. Expect a massive post of my very favourite looks from the SS18 collections shortly!