Just because you don't work in fashion doesn't mean you can't get involved in London Fashion week - there are loads of events going on that you can be a part of. Take a look at COMPANY's guide to making the most of London Fashion Week....
London Fashion Week Live Streaming
Okay, so you might not have any tickets, but you can still go to Somerset House to wach the shows. How? There's a huge LED screen in the courtyard of Somerset House which will stream all the shows live - it's the next best thing to actually being there - and you'll have a view as good as the front row!
Not in London? No worries! You can watch all of the shows at Someerset House on a live stream from the comfort of your lap here: http://www.londonfashionweek.com/live.aspx
River Island are streaming their Rihanna catwalk show HERE.
Scandinavian Fashion exhibition at Somerset House
International Fashion Showcase
27 embassies including countries such as Argentina, Bosnia, Denmark, Estonia, Jamaica, Norway, Pakistan, Romania and Vietnam. 110 emerging designers be judged by a voting committee chaired by Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Contributing Editor to US Vogue, will award the winning country on Sunday 17th February at the official BFC catwalk venue in Somerset House during LFW.
Iris Van Herpen x United Nude Exhibition
From February 14th - 26th an Iris Van Herpen x United Nude exhibition will take place at the United Nude flagship store in Covent Garden London.
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DH
Hang out at the May Fair hotel
The May Fair Hotel is the official hotel for London Fashion week, so go there for a drink to gawp and all the fashion editors from all over the world who have flown in to see the best in British fashion talent. They have created a spa treatment especially for the occasion - a full body wrap - and then afterwards you can have a cocktail in the bar - what's not to love?
Fred Butler Film Screening at Installation
Fred Butler presents her AW13 Fashion Film and Installation at a unique pop-up event space open throughout London Fashion Week.
Fred Butler Pop-Up Shop, 53 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9DA
Club Dimanche Pop-up Party
Konstantinos Menelaou and Michelle Arnusch present Club Dimanche pop up party for London Fashion Week. A suggested donation of £3 at the door will go to the charity Shelter. (117 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB)
The Vintage Collections
The definitive Mecca for one-of-a-kind fashion present 50 of the finest traders with exquisite vintage apparel dating from 1800s-1980s, bespoke alterations service, 'The Pin Up Studio', live music & a tea room to rest between browsing. (The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP)
An Ethical Approach to Fashion
How does an ethical approach to fashion affect the bottom line? Different angles will be presented by highly esteemed personalities in the public debate.BFC West Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
'Help A Capital Child' - LFW Closing Party
Fashion party raising funds for Capital FM's charity 'Help A Capital Child'. There will be music, DJs, live bands, catwalk shows, a bar, free drinks for guests on entry, a celebrity memorabilia auction and raffle to raise funds for the charity and a dancefloor until late. (Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ)
The Designer Jumble Sale
Organised by Abigail Chisman who edited Vogue.com for 12 years, The Designer jumble Sale is a great opportunity to bag fabulous designer bargains donated by members of the fashion industry, in the name of a good cause. (Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7AH)
The designer Jumble Sale also has a pop-up shop, open every day of London Fashion Week from Friday 15th onwards, at 70 Lambs Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LN.
London Fashion Weekend
Tickets still available for the Fashion Weekend at Somerset house: www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk
Odette Toilette’s Vintage Scent Session
This participatory talk follows fragrance from 1900 to today and draws connections between certain scents and film, fashion, politics and art. (Sat Feb 16th
2 Seymour Place, W1H 7NA)
- Beth Dowdell