As 2017 draws to a close and we enter 2018 in just 11 days, this can only mean one thing...it's not long until London Fashion Week 2018 descends upon the capital and the streets of London are taken over by elaborate outfits, over the top shoes and thousands of press desperately trying to capture the infamous London street style that was born out of the iconic fashion event.
Organised by the British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week is the biannual prestigious clothing trade show which showcases the works of fashion designers to an audience full of buyers, industry insiders, journalists and fashion bloggers. London Fashion Week is a big name in the way of fashion events, as it's one of the "Big Four" Fashion Weeks, along with Milan, Paris and New York and we've created a guide full of everything you need to know about the capital's most iconic fashion event, from where and when it's taking place to what to expect and most importantly, how to get tickets...
When is London Fashion Week 2018?
London Fashion Week 2018 will kick off on Friday, 16th February and will draw to a close on Tuesday, 20th February.
How often does London Fashion Week take place?
London Fashion Week takes place twice a year: once in February and once in September. The February London Fashion Week showcases the latest autumn winter (AW) collections and the September London Fashion Week features the new spring summer (SS) collections.
Where is London Fashion Week?
The main hub of action will be at the British Fashion Council show space, The Store Studios in Central London, but if you're not attending and fancy a slice of the LFW action, then hang around The Strand and surrounding areas for a peek at the infamous London Fashion Week street style this February.
Where can I see the London Fashion Week 2018 schedule?
You can find the London Fashion Week schedule on the official London Fashion Week website. This year's London Fashion show highlights include Mulberry on Friday, 16th February, Burberry and House of Holland on Saturday, 17th February and Sophia Webster on Monday, 19th February.
Can anyone go to London Fashion Week?
To put it bluntly...no. London Fashion Week is a prestigious fashion event after all, which is notoriously known for being primarily reserved for buyers, insiders and VIP's, meaning there's unfortunately no option to purchase tickets to attend the catwalks, as LFW operates a strict invite-only policy. Each year you can expect to see about 14000 people attending London Fashion Week and amongst those 14000 will be a mix of celebrities, successful fashion bloggers, designers, buyers and swarms of press. If you are a fashion blogger or digital influencer hoping to attend one of the London Fashion Week shows, then you can read the accreditation requirements and apply here.
How long has London Fashion Week been around for?
London Fashion Week has been around since the 80's, with the capital's first Fashion Week kicking off 33 years ago in 1984. Arriving fashionably late after Paris who hosted their first Fashion Week in 1973 and Milan in 1958, London Fashion Week has since gone on to become one of the most iconic and sought-after fashion events to be at season after season. So although London may have started a little late, London Fashion Week broke the mould in 2010, when it became the first savvy city to live stream its Fashion Week action, making it one of the most iconic Fashion Week's of the decade.
What is London Fashion Week Festival?
In a nutshell, London Fashion Week Festival is a version of London Fashion Week that is open to everyone...no VIP status required. Formerly known as London Fashion Weekend, London Fashion Week Festival has been revamped and will return to 180 The Strand, just two days after the official London Fashion Week draws to a close and will run from Thursday, 22nd February to Sunday, 25th February.
London Fashion Week Festival is perfect for the fashion forward ladies out there who want in on the year's hottest trends, insider style knowledge and access to designer collections at discounted prices. It's the only London Fashion Week event that gives you unparalleled access to the fashion industry and allows you the opportunity to experience the best of British and international fashion, thanks to its designer and trend catwalk shows, industry talks and designer shopping event.
How much are tickets for London Fashion Week Festival?
There are 5 different packages you can purchase for the London Fashion Week Festival 2018: Festival Entry (£20), Silver (£45), Gold (£60), LUXE (£145) and LUXE premium (£200), so whichever one you opt for all depends on how much you're feeling like pushing the boat out at the season's hottest fashion weekend.
The festival entrance ticket will provide you with event access, the chance to shop 150 brands and entry into some industry talks which you'll need to book onto. Silver will get you the same package, plus the option to attend 1 catwalk show (either trend or designer) plus a limited edition tote bag and Gold will get you all of the above, plus access to both 1 designer show and 1 catwalk show.
And if you're really feeling like pushing the boat out, then that's where the LUXE and LUXE Premium packages step in...LUXE sure does deliver on it's name, offering front row seats at the Trend Catwalk, a prosecco reception, exclusive access to the LUXE lounge, access to a style talk from an industry expert and a designer tote bag full of goodies! LUXE Premium is the swankiest package of them all, offering all of the above plus front row seats at a Designer Catwalk, an intimate Q&A with the designer and priority event access...way to feel like a fashion superstar, right?
Where is London Fashion Week Festival held?
Just like London Fashion Week itself, the London Fashion Week Festival 2018 will be held at the creative Store Studios on the Strand in Central London.
Head to the official London Fashion Week website now and get involved with the iconic fashion event this February...
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