What's not to love about London Fashion Week? Unconventional designers, quirky models and daring ensembles – both on and off the runways – make every London Fashion Week a little bit different than those other fashion weeks in New York, Paris and Milan.
The iconic Mrs. B, Joan Burstein of Browns, still remembers the magic of early London Fashion Weeks: "The early days of John Galliano were just breathtaking. I also loved Jean Muir, who everyone seems to have forgotten about. But they just keep getting more and more wonderful each year."
This year, London Fashion Week celebrates its 25th Anniversary and is pulling out all the stops, including a new venue on the Strand, top front-row fixtures like Anna Wintour and Kate Moss and luring prodigal British designers back home.
Christopher Bailey has brought the iconic Burberry label back to its roots on the London catwalk, while other designers who have gone back and forth across the pond like Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders are showing here again this season.
London has long been known as a bastion of creativity, the breeding ground for fashion's eccentrics, enfants terribles like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, who are now two of the biggest names on the international fashion scene.
The great Vivienne Westwood has brought us everything from punk to pirates to Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress, all the while campaigning for her favourite global causes.