With New York Fashion Week coming to a close, the focus moves across the pond to the UK for London Fashion Week 2015. The event kicked off on Friday, February 20th with the unveiling of J. JS Lee’s Autumn-Winter 2015 collection. Shows will continue through Tuesday, February 24, with Hakaan Yildirim as the last designer to take the catwalk.
Over 75 designers, including Burberry Prorsum, Mulberry, Topshop, and Vivienne Westwood will unveil their new collections on the catwalk. In addition, showrooms will be open from Friday-Tuesday for designers to better showcase their collections. Showrooms are located in Somerset House in London. Over 180 brands will be on display for the press and buyers.
Fashion Week is, by far, the hottest ticket in London right now. An invitation to any show would guarantee the sighting of designers, models, celebrities, CEO’s, and socialites supporting their favorite designers. These VIP’s are known as “front-rowers”. What and who exactly is a “front-rower?” “Front-rowers” include the exclusive and elite group of influential people in the entertainment, business, and fashion industries. These people are seated in the front row for every show they attend. Some front-rowers from London Fashion Week include: Lindsay Lohan, Kanye West, Alexa Chung, Whitney Port, Pixie Lott, Mollie King, Cara Delevingne, and Kendall Jenner!
Here at Couture Collegiate, we wish we could jet off to London to mix and mingle with the rich and famous. Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a winter storm and have midterms coming up, so it looks like we’ll be hitting the books instead :(. Of course we’ll set some time aside to keep up with the latest trends and happenings of LFW 2015. Here are some of our favorite links and resources to stay in the know:
Official LFW website: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/
LFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/LondonFashionWk
British Fashion Council Instagram: https://instagram.com/britishfashioncouncil/
And our favorite, a live stream of LFW 2015…
Live Stream: London Fashion Week Live: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/live.aspx
Also, check out My Story from LFW 2015 on Snapchat for pics and videos of all the festivities.
Make use of these great resources and stay warm!