No ticket for London Fashion Week? No problem.
From SS17 collection previews and catwalk shows with the hottest designers, to the best places to people watch (yes, there’s wifi), we’ve rounded up the top things to do in the capital over LFW.
This season, the Burberry show will take place at a new venue,
Makers House, which will be open to the public for an exciting programme of events.
Thomas’s cafe sits within the show venue, offering a set menu using the finest seasonal produce from small farmers and artisan suppliers around the UK.
Makers House will be open to the public daily from 10am to 7pm from 21 to 27 September. For more info, visit: https://uk.burberry.com/london-fashion-week/september-show/makers-house/
W London - Leicester Square, is transforming into a style hub, where their team of 'Finishing Touches' therapists will be on hand to offer a range of quick beauty and fashion fixes. There's hair styling, express manicures and a lash bar on offer, alongside sustainable fashion talks and fitness classes.Running from 17 to 18 September. All activities are complimentary and available on a drop-in basis. For more info visit: wlondon.co.uk/finishingtouches
This season Preen, Sibling and Edeline Lee will present their SS17 collections. Alongside shopping opportunities from over 150 brands there will also be a talk series featuring model Daisy Lowe, shoe designer Sophia Webster and Agent Provocatuer creative director Sarah Shotton.From 22 to 25 September. For more information and to buy tickets visit: londonfashionweekend.co.uk
As part of the Fashion Week festivities, Gray M.C.A. have curated an exhibition of stunning vintage fashion illustrations.
Some drawings have never been seen before, while others have appeared in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Officiel.From 15 to 20 September at Gallery 8 in St James’s.
Just a stone's throw away from the runways of Brewer Street Car Park, St Martins Lane hotel is offering a backstage makeup masterclass with Dior makeup artist Jamie Coombes.
Coombes, who has worked with famous faces Sharon Stone and Isabella Rosselini, will be sharing his latest makeup tips straight from LFW and recreating three signature looks.From 6.30pm to 8.30pm on 19 September. Tickets are £30 from www.picatic.com/dioratstmartinslane and include a champagne cocktail on arrival and canapes throughout the evening.
The Hoxton Hotel
Fashion talent company Mastered are teaming with Felicities PR to host a drop-in networking event.
See a showcase of some of the top designers represented by Felicities and chat to the Mastered team about their accelerator programmes to help kick-start your career in fashion.
Drop-in between 12pm to 5.30pm on 18 September. To attend, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fancy a spot of people watching? Watch, jewellery and leather brand Fossil will be taking over Brewer Street coffee shop Damson & Co. Located right opposite the LFW venue, you'll be able to experience the buzzy atmosphere - and Fossil's SS17 collection - from a comfy hideaway.
Open from 16 to 19 September.