1. Naomi Campbell's star-studded Fashion for Relief party
When Naomi Campbell throws a party, you know it is not going to disappoint. This year’s Fashion for Relief benefited the London Mayor's Fund to support the city's low-income youths and UNICEF to support children who lack access to primary education.
Guests included Luke Evans, Alexa Chung, Adowa Aboah, and over 60 models took to the runway. Definitely started LFW off on the right foot!
2. Romance at Simone Rocha
No doubt Simone Rocha’s show is always a highlight during LFW. The show venue was a Victorian theatre, restored in Alexandra Palace, that was filled with romance. Everyone walked out mesmerized!
3. Richard Quinn
The show was almost an hour late, but what Quinn served up was definitely worth the wait. The Philhamornic Orchestra and the Bach Choir played a rendition of Barbara Streisand’s Memories whilst the most lavish and fantastical looks poured onto the runway.
4. Tim Walker’s Wonderful Things Exhibition
Photographer Tim Walker’s solo exhibition at the V&A Museum will open to the public on this weekend and it is a must-see. Filled with Walker’s iconic fashion images, portraits and a whole section tracing his photographs to the V&A museum archives that inspired them, you really get a sense of his incredible aesthetic, which is poetic and filled with fantasy.
5. Agyness Deyn returns at Burberry
Agyness Deyn was the face of Cool Britain circa 2005, and she came back to the runway looking just as cool as ever. She walked alongside Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk. Trust Burberry to bring out the freshest faces all in one show—and with some pretty great clothes, too.
6. Charlotte Knowles is on the rise
Charlotte Knowles is one of London’s bright young talents—and mark our words, she is one to watch. The show was entitled Venom and it showcased a collection that definitely has a bite, focusing on edgy, sporty lingerie with a tough feel. Her fans already include the Hadid sisters, Solange Knowles and Emily Ratajkowski.
7. Front row at Victoria Beckham
Since moving her show from New York to London, the Victoria Beckham show has become one of the biggest event of the week. Sure the clothes are feminine, pretty and definitely posh, but the faces in the front row was a highlight in itself this season.
Little Harper Beckham sitting on her daddy’s lap whilst cheering on her mummy was to die for—and did you see Helen Mirren and Billy Porter chatting it up like BFFs on the opposite side of the runway? What we’d give to be a fly on that side...after all, two queens are always better than one.
8. Kendall Jenner went blonde
The supermodel of the Kardashian-Jenner clan rocked platinum locks, and her bold new look made front page news in London.
9. Peggy Gou at The Standard Hotel
The DJ turned fashion designer celebrated the launch of her label, Kirin, with an exclusive party at The Standard Hotel—arguably one of the most exciting openings in London this year. With Mark Ronson on the decks, the soirée was definitely one for the books.