Just as you've packed away your summer wardrobe, replacing maxi dresses and wedges with chunky knits and elasticated waistbands, London Fashion Week comes to town. And working one season ahead as usual, there's sure to be an array of mouth-watering designs hotly anticipating next summer's trends. With fashion festivities galore around the capital, from catwalk shows to exclusive after-parties, London is sure to be buzzing for the next five days with the creme de la creme of the fashion industry taking front row spots at the hottest shows in town. If, however, you are not one of the fortunate few whose celebrity status has earned them countless FROW passes, or indeed don't happen to be the editor of a particularly glossy fashion magazine, help is at hand from us mere mortals at The Amazing Blog who have picked out the finest fashion finds that London has to offer.
First up is the front-row inspired manicure from Leighton Denny at the John Lewis Beauty Hall. In celebration of London Fashion Week, eager fashionistas can get their hands ('scuse the pun) on a bespoke manicure with a shade from Leighton Denny's latest A/W collection. From Temptress, a purple sparkle, to Starlet, an antique gold, there's a shade to suit all of the new season’s most prominent looks. Between the 14th and 18th of September the manicures and being offered for free with any purchase from Leighton Denny, and are the perfect way to get your fingertips fashion week ready. Available from John Lewis Oxford Street, John Lewis Stratford City and Peter Jones.
And for those of you after something a bit more cultural is an exhibition of The London Look photography challenge at the Horniman Museum. The work is the result of a competition from the Horniman and lifestyle website, Londonist, which challenged amateur and professional photographers to consider the style of Londoners and capture the essence of the city through street photography, either spontaneous or posed, Whittled down from 350 to just 14 striking images, you can expect to find London's eclectic style frozen in time.
Finally, if you're a fan of both food AND fashion, check out Sister by Sibling's collaboration with W London. Known for their shiny lurex knitted skirts, fully leopard knitted suits and pom pom mohawks, they have teamed up with W London to open a wacky tea salon in honour of London Fashion Week, complete with pink leopard print cushions at the W Lounge. The pastries are going to be a fashionista's cry away from your average selection, with biscuits caked in yet more leopard print, purple Victoria sponge, rose petal jam financier cake as well as Pink Rock Shandy cocktails. The exclusive tea will be served over five days only and is sure to be a highlight of any worthwhile LFW itinerary.
So whether you're after an indulgent treat, a bit of culture of the finest of foods, check out The Amazing Blog's LFW picks, and get those glad rags on!