LONDON–New York Fashion Week has come to a close, and now it’s time to switch gears and move to London. But what to expect?
New venues, for one. Although Somerset House remains show central, Topshop has moved its showspace to Old Billingsgate Market, a fish market, following a successful season at the old Eurostar terminal. Vivienne Westwood will show her anarchic Red Label wares at the Royal Courts of Justice, and Temperley London will become the first brand ever to mount a fashion show at the British Museum.
Look out for warring fashion parties, with AnOther Magazine’s tenth birthday bash at The Box (which just opened its London outpost on a suitably seedy Soho block) going head to head with the Love Magazine Party for Alexander Wang at Liberty on Saturday night. Temperley’s after-party takes place at the Groucho Club at the same time as Mulberry’s Claridges fete on Sunday. We’re keeping a cabbie on speed dial. Walk? In these shoes?
Still, our favourite parties are the shows themselves. We hear The Misshapes spent last night mixing House of Holland show music, with The Platters’ Smoke Gets In Your Eyes a contender for inclusion. And Burberry, which long ago upgraded its offering from ‘show’ to ‘Event,’ has designs on a London landmark this season. The brand will live-stream its catwalk onto the digital screen at Picadilly Circus. That’s 32 meters of aviator jackets stomping your way soon, people.
Should you exhaust the shows, the presentations, the parties and the exhibitions, there’s always Topshop Oxford Circus. Head to the store’s new Bleach salon concession for your own mini-Minaj-over in the form of dip-dyed neon pink tips—the better to match your Christopher Kane fluoro lace mini with, my dear.