Tomorrow the greatest display of fashion is returning to London. Kicking off right after New York Fashion Week, London has established itself as an international hub for emerging designers and established players alike and will host over 90 different shows and presentations in total. Take a look at the top designers and emerging stars to look for at London Fashion Week!
It’s become increasingly hard for independent designers to succeed in the fashion business today, but the key is having a unique point of view – and endless grit and determination. London Fashion Week portrays designers on both ends of this grit, the ones that are battling for their own unique style and the ones that headline every event they’re on.
Burberry is London’s headline act, and this season promises to live up to the hype. This time, Burberry has moved from its regular Monday slot in Soho to a Saturday showing at a brand new venue at Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell. The show will be the first under new chief executive Marco Gobbetti, the former Céline CEO who took over the role from chief creative officer and president Christopher Bailey in July.
Coinciding with the opening of the newly renovated Emporio Armani store on Bond Street, Italian legend Giorgio Armani has decided to take his Emporio show to London Fashion Week this month. The event will mark the first Armani showing in London since 2006!
New York favourite Tommy Hilfiger will present his latest collaboration with social media supermodel Gigi Hadid on Tuesday 19th September at 7pm, in what will be his first showing in London. This season’s collection will also combine men’s and women’s looks for the first time in nearly a decade.
Time for the newcomers! Taking part in the London Fashion Week can make or break these designers ascension to stardom, so we will be looking out for their shows with an added interest. The excentric Matty Bovan is one of the must watch designers for this event, a designer who sees textiles with the finely honed eye of an abstract expressionist, who isn’t affraid to break the boundaries of fashion.
Another not to be missed is Saturday’s show from Molly Goddard, whose masterly use of vivid colour and voluminous tulle wowed the LVMH Prize jury, which named her a finalist in this year’s contest. Other names to look out for are Asai, Supriya Lele, Faustine Steinmetz, Charlotte Knowles and Harry Evans.
With these designers and many more events to enjoy, what better way to spend your time before London Design Festival kicks off? We hope to see you on the runways this weekend!