In addition to the flagship trade event, Somerset House is also host the BFC’s Vodafone London Fashion Weekend which brings together internationally renowned brands and leading British designers including Amanda Wakeley and Nicholas Oakwell. Visitors will have the opportunity to obtain insider knowledge and top style advice and can expect designer shopping, catwalk shows and hair and beauty panels from industry experts.
Commenting on the significance of the event, Emma Barrow, head of events at Somerset House, said: “This London Fashion Week marks my ninth season here, and I have watched the event develop and grow as have the British Fashion Council's teams. We work extremely closely with the BFC at all stages of the event, dovetailing the coordination between their contractors and ours. It continues to be my favourite event of the year, bringing its unique buzz, offering incredible people-watching opportunities, and of course, focusing the eyes of the fashion world on Somerset House.”
Other Unique Venues of London members will also be hosting their own shows, with organisers and designers taking advantage of unique event spaces to evoke their achingly cool designs. Over the week The Royal Opera House will open their doors to DAKS and Julien Macdonald while Jonathan Saunders will make use of The British Museum’s striking surrounding and QVC head to Vinopolis for their London Fashion Week spectacular.
Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London added: “London Fashion Week is one of the most exciting events in the London calendar, bringing together the great and the good of global fashion. Major events like these reinforce what makes our members truly unique, showcasing the extensive theming opportunities of our venues and how important it is to have a stunning backdrop to the catwalk.”