LFW Day 1 Gabrielle Teare featured in The Daily Mail
Outrageous outfits, sequins, air kissing and Cara Delevingne – yes London Fashion Week is upon us again.
The industry event, which attracts some of the world’s biggest names in fashion and showbiz, is hitting the capital from 13-17 September.
As the rest of us are buying our woolly jumpers and statement coats and preparing for a white winter, fashion’s biggest movers and shakers will be watching a dizzying amount of catwalk shows ready to decide what we will be wearing for spring/summer 2014.
But London Fashion Week isn’t reserved just for beautiful people on the front row. From fashion-themed cocktails at The May Fair to cool vintage fairs, there is plenty to do and see around the capital for non glossy editors.
FEMAIL bring you our selection of the places to see, be seen and soak up all the glamour fashion week has to offer.
LONDON FASHION WEEKEND
An extension of Fashion Week, London Fashion Weekend takes place over the weekend at the LFW hub (Somerset House, of course) and offers a chance for Londoners and visitors to totter down in their best garb and see what’s hot on the catwalk.
Cue super stylish bloggers, models and Made In Chelsea stars decked out in the season’s finest garments and getting Instagram snap happy (#LFW, darling).
Hoping to get ahead of the trends? You can snap up your entire autumn/winter wardrobe here courtesy of pop-up shops and boutiques from the likes of Joseph, Sass & Bide, House of Harlow, and French Sole.
There will also be hefty discounts from heavyweight designers such as Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Céline if you’re looking to splash the cash.
And just because you’re not on the front row doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the fun- the official British Fashion Council show space will see hourly catwalk displays from Giles Deacon and Holly Fulton and screen all the action from the main tent on a giant screen in the courtyard.
Look out for the likes of Birchbox, who will be giving away free beauty goodies, as well as Lavazza, who will once again be fuelling the hectic dash between shows and keeping the style elite standing.
In celebration of London Fashion Week, Broadgate (@BroadgateLondon) is setting up a unique style salon in the heart of the city. The event will run over the course of two days, one dedicated to styling, the other to beauty.
Broadgate have collaborated with local retailers in the city, including Reiss and TM Lewin to provide complimentary styling sessions with professional stylist Gabrielle Teare, a blow dry bar and shape and paint from salon to the stars Percy and Reed, luxurious treatments that can revitalise or relax from Lush spa and make-up sessions from beauty gurus at Benefit.
For our fashion conscious fellows Broadgate will create a grooming emporium to provide tips on taming your tash and you can experience a traditional barbers shave by experts from Genco men’s salon that will leave you looking incredibly sharp and feeling invigorated, ready for the rest of the day.
GET A MAKEOVER
Are you a blogger and love all things beauty?
The M.A.C Media Lounge, which is in the West Wing of Somerset House, is offering fashion and beauty bloggers the chance to stop by and get clued up on all the information they need on M.A.C Cosmetics as well as having their makeup done.
Want to get ahead of the beauty trends? Be sure to pop by.