02 September, 2018

London Fashion Week 2018 

New York Fashion Week has wrapped and now the search for the latest fashion takes us to LFW in The Old Smoke (London, England). 

The official opening of LFW takes place on 14th September and there is plenty to look forward to:

The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced that no designer will use animal fur.

Victoria Beckham will celebrate 10 years in fashion and has a show planned to mark the occasion - and a party.

Riccardo Tisci, the new creative director of Burberry will debut with a collection at LFW. Furthermore, he announced a collaboration with Vivienne Westwood so you can expect some fascinating designs coming in December 2018.

Considered one of the Big Four along with Paris, Milan and New York, we take a closer look at one of fashion's biggest events.  

The History of London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week started in 1983. It's organised by The British Fashion Council and their partners.

The fashion industry is a huge part of UK culture and economy. In 2016, it was worth £29.7bn!

Since its inception, it's developed a reputation for emerging talents who later became stars such as Cara Delevigne, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Richard Quinn, Victoria Beckham and more. 

Fashion Week is unique to its setting but what can you expect at LFW? 

What Happens at London Fashion Week?

During Fashion Week, there is a lot of variety for attendees to see. For example, the 2018 Spring/Summer edition had:

  • 47 catwalks.
  • 21 shows filmed in VR.
  • 28 presentations.
  • 32 events.
  • 80 designers from 60 countries.

What you can expect to see from the September 2018 showpiece are emerging and established brands covering accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear.

Victoria Beckham and Vogue released a video to provide details about her anniversary in fashion. Check out the video now! Via: British Vogue

For a designer, Fashion Weeks is a fantastic opportunity to generate some buzz or even make history. Here, we look at the designers who made a name for themselves at LFW with moments that we still speak about today!

Top 5 Moments in London Fashion Week

LFW has produced notable moments throughout its history. Take a look at some of the most famous.

1) Prince Performs at Fashion Week

In 2008, Matthew Williamson celebrated his first decade in fashion in style when Prince performed at his show.

2) The Mechanical tan? 

In 1999, Shalom Harlow was mechanically sprayed by two machines whilst modelling a strapless white dress on a moving wooden platform.

3) "The Queen is here"

The Queen surprised the audience when she attended the February LFW to present an award to emerging talent, Richard Quinn. 

4) Fashion for Relief

Naomi Campbell's held an A-list fashion show in aid of Haiti in 2010. She was joined by Kate Moss and Annabelle Neilson. The show was called 'Fashion For Relief Haiti Fashion Show'. 

5) Grace and the Limousine

Grace Jones danced on a limousine during Philip Treacy's spring/summer 2001 show.

Final Words?

What are we going to see this year? That is anybody's guess.

After the Queen of the United Kingdom made an unofficial appearance, we enter new realms of unknowability.

What are you looking forward to during LFW 2018? Hit the share button and let us know!

For a greater insight the schedule, take a look at the official schedule of LFW

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LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week
LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week
LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week
LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week
LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week
LFW - A Guide to London Fashion Week