I am feeling green with envy this week seeing all of the fab, Irish bloggers’, influencers’ and journalists’ snaps from London Fashion Week. I was in London earlier in the week myself and I have to say it is one of my favourite places on the planet. The vibe around Fashion Week is like no other! I was in London during Fashion Week in February 2016 and although I snapped while I was there and featured it on my social media, I never actually blogged about it! If you are feeling very jealous like me, I am going to tell you how you can get the London Fashion Week experience and don’t worry, you don’t need tens of thousands of Instagram followers!
Tickets to London Fashion Weekend can be snapped up by anybody regardless of your influence. While the shows at #LFW are designed to bring the collections to the buyers, celebrities and influencers, London Fashion Weekend recognises the importance of the fashion lover and consumer. This is why an entire weekend of events has been developed during Fashion Week for the average person who adores fashion. All you have to do is purchase your ticket online and you have access to fashion shows, talks by designers and others involved in the industry as well as ample shopping opportunity!
There are several different ticket types available depending on how much you want to spend and whether you want to attend the talks and other events. We chose the Silver tickets which were about £40 and gave us access to the event, shops, a trend or designer fashion show and talks. For SS16 the designers which were showcasing that weekend were; Mary Katrantzou, Temperley London, Emilia Wickstead and Holly Fulton. We got to attend the Temperley London show which was amazing. If you want to sit in the FRow you’ll need to purchase one of the Luxe tickets to be guaranteed a spot on the FRow or else get in there super early. We went for a spot of lunch in a restaurant close to the Saatchi gallery before hand so ended up being the last few in the door so we weren’t at the front but had an excellent view none the less!
George Lamb was on hand to MC the event and he is something else to look at in the flesh! Possibly one of the UK’s best dressed men, by a mile. The show itself was fab, I wish it went on for longer, I could have watched the pieces moving up the catwalk all day. After the show we headed down to the shopping area. Keep in mind that this can get extremely busy! There were so many great brands there over the weekend including; AX Armani Exchange, French Sole and Antipodium to name just a few. There were also cosmetics brands such as Maybelline on hand for a touch up – we had great fun with their selfie mirror! Toni & Guy were also on hand for styling advice but again these areas can get super busy.
Unfortunately we did not get to attend any of the talks as these are first come, first serve and must be booked in advance. This year they had some fantastic speakers lined up including; designer Anya Hindmarch, brand consultant Pandora Sykes and a presentation from LikeToKnowIt on the Art of Influence.
If you want to get the #LFW experience I would highly recommend booking a ticket for the festival. The next festival is due to take place in September 2017 and they are seriously a great day out and the perfect outing for a fashion lover.