With London Fashion Week upon us once again, the city is packed with events and activities related to the runway shows. From official parties to fashion-inspired afternoon teas, you will definitely not be short of things to do during London Fashion Week.
If you want to contribute to some of the creativity that is buzzing around the city, there are many creative workshops being held, which you can take part in for a small fee. From learning about screen printing to creating your own jewelry, there is fun to be had for any of you fashionistas that want to be more hands-on.
The V&A Museum is known around the world for its extensive fashion exhibitions. Not only do they have some great exhibits that you can visit, but they will also be holding a talk on jewelry and fashion from the 1920s to the 1950s, where you can learn more about the trends during these decades, as well as view illustrations by Andrew Prince. For other fashion exhibitions, you can visit the Thea Porter exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, or the Guy Bourdin fashion photography show at Somerset House.
Many of the top designers known around the world have come from one of London’s prestigious fashion schools. Visit the London College of Fashion show and exhibition, which will feature work by graduate students, and see if you can spot any future stars of fashion! The London College of Fashion also invites aspiring fashion designers to a talk by some leading designers, where they will share their experiences and tips on how to make it as a designer.
For fashion week related food and drink, head over to the W Hotel in Leicester Square, where you can enjoy a special fashion-influenced afternoon tea. The menu, featuring handmade sweet treats, is inspired by fashionistas such as Coco Chanel and Lady Gaga. There is also a fashion-based pop up cocktail menu at the Savoy Hotel, by Chris Moore, an award winning bartender. One of the most popular items is the ‘Coco’, inspired by Coco Chanel, created with a mix of champagne and other ingredients, and served with elegant chocolate pearls.
Once the action-packed schedule of the London Fashion Week shows has started to end, there is still somewhere for you to go to prolong your fashion week experience. Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House will be hosting fashion shows that the public can attend, meaning that you don’t have to feel left out if you were not able to catch any of the other official shows. There will also be industry talks, discount high end designer garments available to purchase, and many other like-minded people wanting to share their love of fashion.
Being one of the fashion capitals of the world, fashion week in London is always a popular event. Make sure to book any activities that you want to take part in as early as possible, and most importantly, take the time to enjoy what this fabulous city has to offer.