London Fashion Weekend, Britain’s biggest Consumer Fashion Showcase went absolutely extraordinary at Somerset House, London. The whole event had exhibited so many designer showpiece like clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and jewellery. Furthermore, the catwalk shows, style advice and industry insider talks set a new high calibre which was like icing on the cake to the fashion loving spectators. Altogether, in words, I could say that the entire atmosphere was very vibrant and user-friendly.
The unique In-house boutique had a ginormous stock up of Spring/Summer 2015 trends of more than 160 brands to shop, including Amanda Wakeley, Cambridge Satchel Company, French Sole, Maison Martin Margiela, Markus Lupfer, Osman, Paper London, Pringle of Scotland and Rag&Bone. The highlight to these brands were: they made some special offers on the show so that buyers could buy at industry insider prices with massive bargain.
Somerset house was so magnificent and the historical building was situated just across the street with river Thames as side setting. The fantastic gallery displayed an array of fashion ensembles in each room and the marvellous spiral staircase led to different floors to explore more. The experience was totally breathtaking, spectacular and incredible on its own.
Designer Focus – Amanda Wakeley
Amanda Wakeley opened her first boutique in Chelsea, the heart of London in 1990. Her “clean glam” signature style dressing were inspired by many and her famous collections like glamorous evening and cocktail dresses and accessories have been worn by red carpet stars including Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet.
This inimitable clothing was from one of her Beach 2015 collections.
Mawi, one of the world’s foremost luxury accessory brand maker made a huge display of their collections. Each piece was so elegant, snazzy, stylish, stupendous and also, very colourful.
The Iconic British Eyewear, Finlay & Co. had a massive showroom of beautiful summer sunglasses which was trendy and well sophisticated. Also, they had cool handcrafted wooden sunglasses, a solid style staple.
Maybelline New York’s Rebel Avenue brought a new way of transition by bringing the catwalk to the sidewalk, translating this season’s trend into ready-to-wear looks. There were some inspirational ongoing beauty sessions and Q&A talks that included mini-makeovers with their team of make-up artists.
In the end, I would say, the fashion and beauty adventure was worth the visit and a great way to learn more.