London Fashion Week is one of the hottest events of the year, setting upcoming trends in the clothing industry from designers across the world. It is considered a highly prestigious event for the fashion connoisseur, and has been since its creation in 1984. Held twice each year, in February and September, it is one of the major fashion events globally alongside Paris, Milan, and New York. Over 5,000 buyers and members of the press attend the shows, with around £100m being spent on orders each show. In fact, its popularity has become so widespread that there is even a separate men’s show held each year! Here is a guide to this year’s fashion shows with everything you need to know.
The show officially begins on Friday 16th of September, but there are several events on Thursday 15th that you can attend. The main show on Friday will take place from 11am, starting off with a fleet of dazzling designers. If you plan on attending Thursday events, they begin at 8pm. The show will be held at several different locations, some of which are not disclosed to the public and are invitation-only. Here are some of the venues where fashions rising stars will take over the catwalk.
- Brewer Street Car Park
- ICA, The Mall
- Old Spitalfields Market
- Elms Lesters Painting Room
- Marshall Street
There are hundreds of designers attending to showcase their new-season creations. A full list of designers can be found on the London Fashion Week website, but below are few to keep an eye out for this year.
- Kim Kwang
Every day of the fashion week, a handful of designers have the chance to present their new line and fashion idea as a presentation. The collection images can already be viewed online, so you can have a sneak peek at what to expect.
Spread across five days and with shows scattered across various parts of London, why not book a stay at the Rembrandt Hotel? A convenient location close to the fashion week venues, we are located in an area that is a hotspot for shopping in London, only a 10 minute walk away from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street and Kings Road. With Aquilla Health and Fitness located right next to the hotel, you can book yourself in for a relaxing massage or a reflexology session after a tiring day at the shows. There is also a private gym with personal trainers on hand allowing you to keep up with your fitness regime. Guests of the hotel can enjoy a heated swimming pool, sauna and steam bath to unwind. For more information or to make a booking, call us on 020 3740 8699 or email us at [email protected].
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