That time of the year is almost upon us and as we’re frantically trying to put our best outfits together, we’ve come up with this list to help you get ready for and subsequently enjoy, one of the best things this city has to offer: London Fashion Week!
Chloé Afternoon Tea at the Rosebery
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Kick start your fashion week at the Mandarin Oriental’s Rosebery room with a bespoke afternoon tea in inspired by Chloé. Nibble on a selection of sandwiches (we’re looking forward to the crab brioche!) and themed cakes featuring Chloé’s new ‘The Drew’ handbag in cherry, almond and chocolate ganache. £45 per person excluding service and taxes. Available from 12th February – 9th March 2015.
Vodafone London Fashion Weekend
Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
Featuring designer shopping, catwalk shows and talks by fashion industry experts, London Fashion Weekend is the perfect way to immerse yourself into one of the Capital’s most prominent industries. Tickets start from £20 and are available to buy online here. Dates: 26 February – 1 March 2015. For more information, visit the official website.
Go to a Fashion Exhibition at Somerset House
Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
Check out the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition at Somerset House, showcasing over 100 colour prints of Bourdin’s most significant works and previously unseen sketches, notebooks and drawings from the influential photographer’s estate. Tickets cost £9 and £7 for concessions. For more information about fashion exhibitions at Somerset House, click here.
Fashion Rules at Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Of evening gowns and hourglass silhouettes – take a few style tips from the leading ladies of the Royal Family, with exclusive access to dresses from the collections of HM the Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. Don’t forget to drop by the Orangery afterwards for a cup of tea, scones and seriously good clotted cream. Open until summer 2015. Tickets from £7.50, Family Tickets available.
Post-show Cocktails at the Beaufort Bar
The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EU
Just a short stroll from Somerset House sits the very grand Savoy. Head straight for the art-deco inspired Beaufort Bar and check out their Pop-up Cocktail Menu crafted by award-winning Head Bartender, Chris Moore. Tip: Order a ‘Coco’ – inspired by Coco Chanel, of course – a delightful mix of Moët and a few special ingredients, served with chocolate pearls.
Watch the London College of Fashion’s MA15 Live Stream
Victoria House Basement, Bloomsbury Place, London WC1B 4DA
Discover the next generation of womenswear designers and watch the Live Stream happening via the LCF Channel on the 19th February 2015, 1900 GMT. Don’t worry if you miss this, the LCF MA15 exhibition will be running from the 18th – 22nd February. Entrance is free. For more information, click here.
Grab a cuppa at Fernandez & Wells
Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
Catch a glimpse of the chaos that is Fashion Week with a window seat at Fernandez & Wells inside Somerset House. The coffee is pretty good and they’ve got an array of delicious sandwiches too. Make sure you go early, this place is always packed – who says people in fashion don’t eat?
Discover Fashion at ME London
336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA
Designed by the world famous architects Foster and Partners, ME London plays host to a number of exciting events during London Fashion Week. Don’t forget to check out their Radio Roof Bar – an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of London. Tip: Sunday 22nd February – Catwalk shows by Éthologie and Charli Cohen. Stay tuned for more updates here.
Dine at Barrafina
10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ
For a quick stop in-between shows, walk over to Barrafina, a tapas bar created by the Hart brothers and a recent recipient of a Michelin star. Queues during peak hours are guaranteed, so pop over mid-afternoon for a seat at the marble-topped counter. They’ve also got a pretty neat wine list, just in case you’re bored from all that Fashion Week champagne.
Prep your skin at Liberty
Regent Street, London W1B 5AH
Look your best this Fashion Week with an Omorovicza Face treatment at Liberty’s. Their signature ‘Gold Plumping Facial’ will boost your skin’s collagen production and lighten any pigmentation. The gold serum is said to help reduce the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available from the 8th – 21st of February. Facials cost £85, redeemable against two Omorovicza purchases on the day.