If you missed the opportunity to attend the shows at London Fashion Week, then there is always the opportunity of London Fashion Weekend. It is best known as the biggest biannual shopping pop-up the week right after LFW.
However, whether you are an industry insider, student, blogger, or someone who just really enjoys fashion, then London Fashion Weekend offers a lot more in terms of educational panels with talks from industry professionals.
This year, LFWEND had Philipp Haug, the International Artistic Director from Toni & Guy; Nancy Summer from Maybelline New York; and Hilary Alexander in conversation with Holly Fulton, just to name a few.
As one of the biggest shopping experiences that London has to offer, not only do you have the ability to shop from brands featured on the catwalk, bu tyou also get pampered at the Toni & Guy or Maybelline Makeup stations.
In terms of catwalk shows, there is a great mix of designers and brand aesthetics that change yearly. This year LFWEND hosted Amanda Wakeley, Halston Heritage, Fyodor Golan, Sibling and Jean-Pierre Braganza. Other than designer shows, you can also attend the trend catwalk shows that showcase the aspiring trends of the season hand picked by The Outnet from different brands.
There is something for everyone including that glass of prosecco you’ve been craving all day.
However, there is a great delineation between the people and experiences at LFW compared to LFWEND. While during LFW there are exceptionally busy photographers running around and designers nervous to showcase their collection of the season. LFWEND is pretty much the little sister that aspires to be LFW. It caters and is open to everyone once a ticket is purchased and it also gives people a view into what is expected at LFW.
LFWEND is definitely the kind of weekend you want to experience with friends, maybe your sister or even your mum. Most importantly in flats to avoid falling over the cobblestones rather than to be taken seriously while over dressed and thinking you’re the next big thing. Keep that to the bloggers at LFW instead. Just enjoy the fun that this weekend is supposed to supply you with instead and, dare I say it, but at the end of the day fashion is supposed to be fun.