In the news - London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (17/2/12 - 22/2/12) - one of the ‘Big Four’, alongside New York, Paris and Milan- has hit the capital once again. Held this time at Somerset House, the week will see models strut down the catwalk in the most stylish and bizarre of the haute couture, from emerging talent and classic fashion houses such as Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Burberry Prorsum.

In the news - London Fashion Week




London Fashion Week (17/2/12 – 22/2/12) – one of the 'Big Four', alongside New York, Paris and Milan- has hit the capital once again. Held this time at Somerset House, the week will see models strut down the catwalk in the most stylish and bizarre of the haute couture, from emerging talent and classic fashion houses such as Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Burberry Prorsum.

LFW is guaranteed to stir up a storm in the press, with celebrities attending nightly after parties, issues of race, age and size of the models rearing their head, and more established designers analysing what has happened to 21st Century dress sense. Already this year, LFW news stories have included: the death of 95-year-old socialite, Zleda Kaplan in the front row and Westwood's rant on Britain, a 'nation of bad dressers'. Held twice a year, the week ignites a passion for fashion.

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