With London and surrounding areas finally returning to normal after days of uncontrolled rioting and looting, there was some question as to whether Fashion’s Night Out, an event that invites young people into stores, would go on as scheduled. Many retailers were victims of looting during the riots, and we heard that some retailers, like Manolo Blahnik, even went as far as to clear their stock from their store until the riots had subsided.
But as the rioting has finally ended, thanks in part to a massive police presence, and with Prime Minister David Cameron pledging to “tackle the ‘moral collapse’,” according to the UK’s Independent, the shopping show will go on. A UK-based Conde Nast spokesperson confirmed to Fashionista: “All proceeding as per plan for Fashion’s Night Out here in London.”
In fact, London’s FNO is slated to be the biggest the city has ever seen. According to Vogue UK, when Covent Garden signed on a few days ago, it sealed this year’s Fashion’s Night Out in London as the biggest yet.