There is something very special about London Fashion Week, some might argue with the fact that “future street fashion and unusual trends begin somewhere on London’s catwalks”… I for one firmly believe that this is the case (and by the way my deeply rooted conviction has nothing do with the fact that I studied Fashion in London in the days when walking down Oxford Street dressed like “Boy George” was the thing to do!) No other show in Europe sees more young beginners and fresh graduates out of fashion colleges presenting collections alongside established names in the industry. This season is no exception. And with the all the expected hype and publicity that LFW is bound to attract when the designers show their spring and summer 2009 collections, one question lingers in my exhausted fashion editor’s mind, “can anyone please tell me, are there any empty seats left in any fashion designer’s house?”
In any case I promise to keep you all posted as the week progresses, and just before I go here is a list of all the catwalk shows which will kick off on Sunday the 14th of September.
Sunday 14th September
Paul Costelloe – Caroline Charles – Charles Anatase – Ossie Clark – Graeme Black – PPQ – Ann-Sofie Back – Peter Jensen
Monday 15th September
John Rocha – Luella – Marios Schwab – Temperley London – Jasper Conran – Julien Macdonald – Todd Lynn – Jaeger London – Paul Smith.
Tuesday 16th September
Adidas by Stella McCartney – Nicole Farhi – Emma Cook – Aquascutum – Bey Kishimoto – Christopher Kane – Antoni & Alison – Amanda Wakeley – Louise Goldin – Giles
Wednesday 17th September
Richard Nicoll – Betty Jackson – Armand Basi One – House of Holland – Jenny Packham – Basso and Brooke – Nathan Jenden – Roksanda Ilincic – Fashion for Relief – Mulberry Presentation
Thursday 18th September
Peter Pilotto – Meadham Kirchhoff – Sinha-Stanic – Margaret Howell – Fashion Fringe – Danielle Scutt – Erdem – Duro Olowu – Issa – Vivienne Westwood Red Label –
Friday 19th September
Josh Goot – Bora Aksu – Osman Yousefzada – Ashish – Modemist – Aminaka Wilmont – MAN
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