London Fashion Week can be a bit of a whirlwind adventure sometimes. With locations all over the city, I think of it as the fashion Olympics. You know, like when all of those important events happened back in 2012 with the capital’s landmarks as a background, it was amazing to see races and events in places I recognised. Even though I’m begrudgingly on foot most of the time, I could really take in my surroundings between shows and appreciate the amount of places where a fashion show can work. Car parks, old sorting offices, hotels, everything is fair game. Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the madness of Somerset House in order to remember that life is going on elsewhere. This post is a bit of an ode to all the various locations of LFW, with a dash of Olivia Palermo for good measure. She’s one of the few celebs who can turn me into a bit of a pap!
Issa @ The Southbank Centre
Mulberry @ Kensington Church Street
Mother of Pearl @ Claridges
Fyodor Golan @ The Vaults
The Fydor Golan show probably took place in the least glamorous location of the bunch but you have to appreciate learning about places you wouldn’t otherwise get to see. The Vaults is actually a disused 70s office space set within Victorian brickwork, through blogging I find that I know about so many various locations that I could do a serious trade in party planning. Digital romanticism was the theme this season and the underground settting made a lot of sense with the experimental, East London feel. 90s rave culture was everywhere, from the mismatched stripes to the colourful hair grips, a real fest for the eyes. Everyone was forced to really engage due to the lack of phone signal, any frustration I had was soon gone once I’d seen the knitted jumper and skater skirt combo and I’m glad I managed to stop by before my cold got the better of me.