London Fashion Week is set to take the city by storm once again, with trend-setting street style and celebrity front row happenings, LFW is an event not to be missed.
LFW was born in 1984 in the midst of a West London car park, with sparkling catwalk shows it debuted fashion icons such as Betty Jackson, Ghost and the distinguished John Galliano. The recession hit the fashion show hard in the early nineties but regained its composure when Naomi Campbell strutted topless down the catwalk for Philip Treacy in 1993. In the late 90’s, a huge debate over the fashion industry and anorexia was in uproar when Sophie Dahl and her wonderful size 14 figure made her runway debut. This sparked a huge debate in the industry with the size of catwalk models on runways and the link between the fashion industry and anorexia. More earlier years saw Topshop, in 2005, making history as the first high street retail store to show at LFW. The fashion show then relocated to Somerset House in 2009 when bloggers were to be seen as the new influencers and fashion eyes and ears from then on until now.
This years SS17 fashion week takes place from the 16th-20th September at Soho’s Brewer Street Car Park and with the ever-changing movement of designers, this years LFW is set to be one to remember. Burberry are set to combine menswear and womenswear collections in a single show, Maison Margiela are back in London alongside Versace’s sister brand Versus Versace and Newgen is set to be the ones to watch with its emerging talent being the talk of the town. Teatum Jones is the show starter on day 1 at 11am and Oliver Spencer wraps things up on day 5 at 6.30pm. What’s in store between this time is an eclectic fashion masterpiece of 170 designer brands showcasing the latest trends and catwalk styles to feast your eager eyes upon.
This season 4 top designers will stage their shows for the ticket-buying public at LFW, including that of Preen, Sibling, Edeline Lee and J.JS Lee. They will all re-stage their SS17 shows for ticket holders the week after London Fashion Week.
If you want to be a part of the fun then you can buy tickets here – http://londonfashionweekend.co.uk/tickets/
Expect the unexpected..
Written by Kerry McCauley
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