Every year, Fashion Week In London draws crowds of eager spectators and budding fashion designers. Many eagerly wait weeks or months in anticipation, while others simply tune in to watch the shows. But when is fashion week in London, and what are the best ways to watch it?
Fashion Week typically runs from February to March, but there are a few exceptions yearly. If you want to know the latest news and see the latest collections before everyone else, then you’ll want to keep an eye on social media. In addition, some events may be broadcast live on television or streamed online. – Fashion Week In London
London Fashion Week Dates
London Fashion Week has two different periods: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. The Spring/Summer season runs from February to May, while Fall/Winter lasts from September to December. – Fashion Week In London
Below is a table of the dates for each London Fashion Week period:
Table of London Fashion Week Dates
- February 17-21, 2019
- March 3-7, 2019
- March 10-14, 2019
- March 17-21, 2020
- April 7-11, 2020
- April 14-18, 2020
- May 5-9, 2020 – Fashion Week In London
London Fashion Week 2018 Highlights
With London Fashion Week in full swing, there’s no shortage of events to attend!
Here are some of the highlights from this year’s edition so far:
On March 8th, LFW kicked off with a bang as celebrated designer Christopher Kane unveiled his latest collection for H&M. The show was a sold-out success and paved the way for an exciting week ahead.
On March 9th, Miu Miu showed their latest collection for Prada while also staging a charity auction benefiting Dress For Success UK. Celebrities, including Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora, attended the event.
On March 10th, ASOS hosted their first-ever catwalk show at London Fashion Week, privy to some of the world’s leading fashion editors and bloggers. With an eclectic mix of styles on display, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
And finally, on March 12th, Vetements debuted their resort 2019 collection at Selfridges Centre for Complementary Medicine in London – a truly unique experience for fashion lovers! – Fashion Week In London
London Fashion Week 2017 Highlights
London Fashion Week 2017 kicked off on February 10 with the London Collections Men event and will continue until the 14th. This year’s show spotlighted new talent and established designers such as H&M, Acne Studios, and Burberry.
While most events occur at London’s iconic Southbank Centre, a few have been moved to more intimate venues to give attendees a closer look.
Here are five of our favorite fashion week highlights so far:
- The H&M show was an excellent introduction to British fashion designer Anouska Hempel. Her collection featured feminine silhouettes with a modern edge and was inspired by the Seventies Scandinavian style.
- The Acne Studios show showcased the creative direction of creative director Nicola Formichetti. Models walked the runway wearing deconstructed or reconstructed clothing which took elements from military uniforms and medieval dress to create an ethereal look.
- This year, Burberry made a strong impression with its luxurious presentation of ready-to-wear collections for men, women, and children. Models wore sheer blouses and delicate skirts adorned with intricate beading, while headpieces resembling bird’s nests adorned some models’ heads.
- Amongst the more unusual shows were those by Sonia Rykiel and Erdem Kiral, which told diverse stories through their designs one featured confectionery-inspired pieces, while another showcased accessories such as headscarves tied into knots reminiscent of traditional Turkish headwear.
- One of the season’s most anticipated shows was Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2019 show. The event featured a mix of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections and a presentation of artworks created for the upcoming cruise line. – Fashion Week In London
London Fashion Week 2016 Highlights
The London Fashion Week runs from February 9-19th this year. The week is split into two parts, the first starting on Tuesday and ending on Friday, and the second starting on Saturday and ending on Monday.
There are a number of events taking place during London Fashion Week, including catwalk shows, art exhibitions, and private viewings.
Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Fashion Week:
On Thursday, February 10th, Miu Miu held an exhibition of their new collection at Somerset House in central London. This was followed by a press show later that day.
On Friday, February 11th, Giles Deacon presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection at Selfridges in London. The show was live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.
Also, on Friday, Dior announced they would hold their SS16 show at London’s O2 Arena on Sunday, February 13th – just one day before Valentino’s show is scheduled at the same venue. This will be Dior’s first-ever UK fashion show.
On Saturday, February 12th, there were a number of events taking place throughout the city center. At couture fashion house Chanel’s presentation of their Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection at Palais Royal Theatre, a select group of journalists got an early look at the new designs before they went on sale worldwide through Chloé boutiques. The day ended with an art exhibition of photography by Mario Testino at the National Gallery.
On Sunday, February 13th, a plethora of fashion events took place. At 10 am, Prada held their presentation for the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection on the South Bank in London. This was followed by Miu Miu’s show at 2 pm and Valentino’s at 6 pm. All three shows were live-streamed.
Also on Sunday, British designer Mary Katrantzou presented her Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Selfridges in London.
And finally, on Monday, February 14th, there was the final day of London Fashion Week. On this day, there were a number of events taking place, including Dior’s presentation of their SS16 collection at Somerset House, Alexander McQueen’s presentation of their SS16 collection at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and an art exhibition of new prints by British artist Anish Kapoor at Somerset House. – Fashion Week In London
London Fashion Week 2015 Highlights
The London Fashion Week 2015 is ongoing, and there have been a lot of exciting new arrivals so far. Highlights include the Kate Spade New York show, featuring prints, structured pieces, and luxury accessories.
Another high-profile brand that debuted during London Fashion Week was Gucci, which showcased its fall/winter collection. As always, there have been plenty of emerging designers to watch out for and some old favorites returning with new collections.
Watch for brands like ASOS, who continue to show off their latest fashion ranges online before they hit store floors. This year’s UK show calendar also features several events in Manchester and Birmingham, which are sure to be popular among fashion lovers in those areas. More information on each show can be found on the website of London Fashion Week. – Fashion Week In London
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