September will be upon us before we know it which means that we’re starting to think about London Fashion Week/End. Want to know about the new venues, designers to watch, parties to secure invites to and ways to get involved ? Want to know what to expect from the London shows? Read this Guide to London Fashion Week 2016 below..
VERSUS VERSACE IS BACK IN LONDON
Having shown in our hometown back in September 2015, Versace’s little sister brand will return exactly a year after it left for its SS17 show. As most will know, the label’s former creative director Anthony Vaccarello has since jumped ship to Saint Laurent – his replacement remains to be seen.
Vibrant, fun and iconic. The Versus Heritage Capsule – Limited Edition is inspired by one of the most defining Versus collections, the 96' fashion show presented in New York City. The runway included the likes of Kate Moss, Amber Valetta, Shalom Harlow, Caroline Murphy and Kristen McMenamy. Shop the collection in #VersusVersace boutiques.
BURBERRY WILL PRESENT MENSWEAR AND WOMENSWEAR AT THE SAME SHOW
We’ve known that Burberry are slowly moving towards the see-now-buy-now model for a while, and what better way to do away with traditional seasons than combining menswear and womens wear collections in a single show? They’re also showing in the evening instead of their usual early afternoon slot – it’s all change here.
MM6 MAISON MARGIELA IS ALSO BACK IN LONDON
Much like Versus Versace, the directional diffusion line will be back in London exactly a year after they left us for New York. We’ll obviously have forgiven them as soon as we see the collection.
THERE’S A NEW NEWGEN RECIPIENT
As it’s often what keeps the schedule so fresh with its influx of emerging talent, NEWGEN is one of the best things about London Fashion Week. Its newest recipient is German designer Paula Knorr. Google her and you’ll see why we’re so excited.
Meet industry leaders at London Fashion Weekend
This season there are a number of talks at London Fashion Weekend, including sessions with accessories designer Sophia Webster, the creative director of Agent Provocateur, Sarah Shotton, the design duo behind SIBLING and a panel discussing how to start a career in fashion. There will also be the chance to shop like an editor, as 150 brands will be selling pieces from their ready-to-wear collections at discounted prices.
Watch the catwalk shows again at London Fashion Weekend
This season four top designers will stage their SS17 shows for the ticket-buying public at London Fashion Weekend. Preen, Edeline Lee, Sibling and J.JS Lee will all re-stage their SS17 shows for ticket holders the week after London Fashion Week.
How can you get tickets for London Fashion Weekend?
Tickets start at £20 for the basic experience package, to £200 for a ‘premium’ package. You can buy tickets here.