Here’s where to eat, drink and hang out during London Fashion Week.
If your show tickets got lost in the post, worry not, there’s still plenty of ways to celebrate London Fashion Week and be part of the fash pack. Here’s our roundup of the best ways to see the city in style.
London Fashion Week runs from 14 – 18 September 2012.
The cobbles of London’s Somerset House will once again be awash with fashion folk this September. From the hottest bloggers to the world’s fashion press and a few front row celebs thrown in for good measure, for one week Somerset House will be transformed into a street style photo op dream. Inside, everyone from Christopher Kane to Simone Rocha will showcase their SS13 collections. Even if you’re don’t have a ticket, a visit to Somerset House during Fashion Week is worth it, if only for a few style spots.
London Fashion Week has joined forces with trendy drinking guide, Bar Chick to ensure you know where to eat and drink this Fashion Week. Download the free BarChick app to see the chicest places are to sip cocktails come evening.
The May Fair Hotel
As the official hotel of London Fashion Week, London’s luxury May Fair Hotel has a stylish events menu lined up this September. We’ll be heading straight to the bar to sample a range of delicious LFW designer inspired cocktails. From the minty fresh Mark Fast to the sweet and sour Holly Fulton, we couldn’t think of a better way to unwind after a day of shows. Whilst down in the hotel’s spa, guests can indulge in the Catwalk Wrap or Murad Runway Ready Facial for some pre or post Fashion Week pampering.
Sister By Sibling Afternoon Tea
LFW label Sister by Sibling have teamed up with W Hotel to launch an afternoon tea with a difference. Don’t expect to find scones and Earl Grey here, instead dine on leopard print biscuits, purple Victoria sponge and Pink Rock Shandy cocktails. Served up throughout Fashion Week.
London Fashion Weekend
If you didn’t nab a seat front row at Christopher Kane or Jonathan Saunders there’s still plenty of opportunity to get involved in LFW as Vodafone London Fashion Weekend follows directly after. Taking place at Somerset House from 20-23 September visitors can shop new season stock at discount prices, catch a catwalk show or two and steal some top hair and beauty tips from the industry’s leading experts. To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the event enter our exclusive competition here.
Take to your seat in the comfort of your own home as some of London’s biggest and brightest designers will be streaming their shows live. From the iconic Burberry Prorsum to the kooky PPQ there’ll be something for everyone. Remember though, most shows start fashionable late. See who’s showing when on the London Fashion Week website.
Mary Katrantzou Team Up With Vodafone
Phone giants Vodafone are partnering queen of the prints Mary Katrantzou for two seasons. Those of you lucky enough to be Vodafone VIP customers could be in with a chance of seeing one of Mary’s exquisite shows and even meet her back stage. Visit the Vodafone website for all the info.
Archer Street and Fudge Hair Launch Skyscraper Cocktail
Trendy Soho haunt, Archer Street has teamed up with hair brand Fudge to launch a limited edition cocktail for Fashion Week. The Skyscraper blends Calvados, coconut water, mango juice, fresh lime, vanilla syrup and strawberry liquor – delicious. You’ll also get to take away a free Fudge sample product to ensure you’re hair stays in place no matter how many cocktails you’ve had.
London Fashion Week at Selfridges
As the fashionista’s department store of choice, it only seems right Selfridges are celebrating London Fashion Week. In store customers will find a feast of fashion eye candy from a wall of sketches by Osman to a showcase of some of London’s most up and coming design stars including Emma Cook, Sister by Sibling and House of Holland. LFW sponsor Mercedes-Benz will also be popping up at Selfridges in the form of a drive thru restaurant. Expect to see staff on roller-skates, impressive light installations and the most fashionable fast food menu in town.
Holly Fulton At The May Fair Hotel
London Fashion Week designer Holly Fulton has teamed up with official LFW hotspot, The May Fair Hotel to launch an exclusive window display. Officially opening on Wednesday 12 September, the hotel’s windows will be transformed into a work of art showcasing Fulton’s signature graphic prints. Take a trip down, if even for a photo op.