London Fashion Week Opens, Big Names on the Catwalk
The Fashion Spotlight is on London Fashion Week, with a series of shows planned for the days ahead.
The focus will be on British Style and creativity, but will include many contributors from other parts of the world.
Friday’s lineup included Paul Costelloe, Aquascutum, Bora Aksu and other standouts.
Ahead will be shows by Burberry, Julien Macdonald, Christopher Kane, Mulberry, Roksanda and lots of others. Some fashion houses are focusing on making new items available immediately to online buyers to streamline the shopping process.
The fashion crowd has already been feted by Prime Minister Theresa May at a #10 Downing Street reception and partied at a lavish Perrier-Jouet champagne party that featured model Naomi Campbell serving a brief stint as a surprise DJ.
She was joined by model Erin O’Connor and other Fashion Week vets at the event.
At the #10 Downing Street reception, May said Britain’s fashion industry is “of huge importance to our country” and contributed some $37-B to the economy each year.
This is the 1st London Fashion Week held since Britain voted in June to leave the EU.
Luxury designer Anya Hindmarch said in an interview Friday that most of the fashion industry was opposed to Brexit but that most designers are determined to find ways to make it work.
Have a terrific weekend.