So the fashion world is getting it’s stilettos for fashion week in the four biggest fashion capitals: New York, London, Paris & Milan.
New York represents the modern world of excellence, London is historic with it’s ancient influences from the royals to everyday Londoners, Paris gives the exquisite art of haute couture while Milan represents the true high life of one-off treasures for the luxurious high life that would never returned again. Therefore, every fashionista feels the compulsory and force of attending to the biggest fashion events. Where else would you get the exclusive celebrity appearances, as well as the first look of the inspirations for the next coming season? It’ll make you ahead of everyone!
Since the arrival of the 21st Century, everything has changed in the fashion sphere. Apart from the recession, issues of diversity in the industry as well as the endless debate of corporate responsibility (i.e. fair trade and sustainability) another shakeup in modern times is the fashion FROWs (that’s front row). Alongside editors of the biggest historic fashion bibles (many of us collect) other influencers of what we wear are fashion bloggers…I can recall someone telling me about Pandemonia, a lady who has a flamboyant, latex, plastic image (weird for the average joe) and how she’s getting a lot of that A*** treatment, thanks to her huge hits she gets every month on site. Of course, Susie Bubble, Catwalk Queen, Bryan boy and whole host of others have become global fashion moguls on their perspectives of fashion (you should check Bryan Boy on American Next Top Model). So the quest of getting those golden front seats is on. British Fashion Council have welcomed bloggers to gain press accreditation for London Fashion Week for a couple of years now…so in a way it has become a good but competitive.
However, since the recession and increase of cuts, spaces now have become limited. TRUST ME a minority of designers have become very selected as to who they invite. What’s shocking was what I heard at last fashion week, a close fashionista of mine stated how one of her friends got RSVP tickets to one of the high-end fashion shows — and she doesn’t even get a lot of hits on her site…hmmmmm that’s different.
Obviously, you’ve become clueless as to the reason of the title. Well, I’ll get to my point. Look here, if you don’t get a FROW at London Fashion Week, don’t feel bad at least you’re at LFW (you got a ticket, thanks to your hard work of sending those request invite emails)…just make sure to arrive early, get a good seat and view to take good pictures. If you don’t get ANY tickets, there’s no need to worry! Not everyone goes to LFW all the time and if you’re looking to get your fashion spirit on in Showstopping September then here are OTHER events that I’d suggest.
London Edge & Ledge 1st – 3rd September http://www.londonedge.com
Anyone who has a weird edgy, fashion sense should go to this trade event. Yes, I’m calling all of the emos, goths, skaterboys, rockabillies, breakdancers grundgers, tattoo lovers, bodypiercers and punks alike.
Party with Schon! or Pause Magazine 13th September
BOTH magazines are celebrating the launch of fashion week in London town; with exclusives to their new issues. Free drinks, complimentary bags, good music and dance in the house!
Venues: Pause Magazine Party – Rose Club 23 Orchard Street, London, W1H 6HL
Schon! – The St Ermin’s Hotel, Caston Street, London SW1H 0QW
RSVP by clicking the link v http://schonmagazine.com/2013/09/the-schon-22-launch-celebration-lfw/#sthash.uZnLyRoX.SsoEvNf0.dpbs
Celebrate London Fashion with Forever 21 – 13th September
London Fashion Weekend 19th-22nd September http://www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk/
This is biggest beauty event for all beauty experts, professionals, businessmen/women and just normal fanatics irrespective of whether you’re a blogger or not. This is place where upcoming and establish brands showcase their new products. Get the first hand look into competitions, workshops and demonstrations. Nail art gets a A-CLASS pimp over there.
Wolf & Badger S/S 14 Sunday 15th, Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th SeptemberWolf & Badger are on the new wave as they present a private launch preview of their new collection as well as a fashion showcase of 22 upcoming designers. It’s a triple celebration in their fashion tent.
Venue: Wolf & Badger 32 Dover Street London W1S 4NE
Re Present Swedish Fashion Collective & Showroom – Sunday 15th, Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th September Swedish fashion invades fashion week. If you’re unfamiliar with Swedish fashion then get down to their showroom as they present 22 Swedish brands to the London market.
Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash and Brandon Rooms, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH