The London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017
The London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 is just around the corner, and are we super excited or what? Did you know that London was the first city in the world to hold a Fashion Week? Come be a part of history at this year’s second edition of LFW, from September 16 to 20, and get an insider’s perspective on the styles that are set to dominate the global fashion scene in the spring/summer of 2017.
The international press, buyers, industry bigwigs, fashionistas, designers, models, bloggers and paparazzi will all be vying for attention this September at what is one of the ‘Big Four’ Fashion Weeks in the world. Like last time, all the major designers and fashion houses will be showcasing their collections at Brewer Street Car Park in Soho. Unlike the quaint and cobblestoned Somerset House, where the shows were held until 2015, the new venue is very modern, very concrete, and with an ultra-chic feel to it.
Brewer Street Car Park is also close to important retail spaces – think Bond Street, Oxford Street – where you can check out the best designer showrooms and stock up on designer wear. People travel to London all year round to shop – why not take extra advantage of your being there while the streets are overflowing with the latest fashion?
And if you are one of the lucky few who have tickets to the big shows, you are in for a treat. In addition to the high fashion and celebrated models you’ll get to witness on the ramp, you could also play spot-the-celeb in the front rows. Burberry and Topshop Unique tend to be all-time favourites for some serious celeb-spotting. Do you know why? Because they fly in the most stylish stars from across the world precisely to up their stellar quotient and ensure a swanky turnout!
Worried you might miss out on all the fun because you don’t have tickets to the biggie events Despair not because London Fashion Weekend will be held right after LFW, at the same venue, just for you! The four-day event is focused on retail and offers a line-up of trendy catwalk shows by top designers. Expect some excellent shopping opportunities over the weekend, including carefully curated designer wear collections from all the big names in international fashion. And what’s the best part of the London Fashion Weekend All the clothes are discounted. (Are those cries of joy I hear)
If you’ve had your fill of the runway at the main venue and shopped enough to fill all your bags, head over to central London for some of the “off-schedule” events, such as On|Off and Vauxhall Fashion Scout, organised by private-funded groups at other venues. Most important, don’t forget to take a break from fashion-hunting every now and then to check out the bars and cafes lining the streets of Soho and central London. There’s a restaurant in London for every tongue and pocket!
Following are the dates of the London Fashion Week 2016/2017:
- London Fashion Week September 2016
16th – 20th September 2016
- London Fashion Week February 2017
17th – 21st February 2017
- London Fashion Week September 2017
15th – 19th September 2017