I love September as it hosts my favourite fashion shows of the year. London fashion week kicked off on September 14th for 4 solid days of catwalk shows and fabulous fashion. Press, buyers and influencers all descended into London ready to view some of the best designers in the world presenting their Spring/Summer 2019 collections.
An exciting invitation..
I was so excited to receive my invitation to the House of Ikons fashion show to kick off London Fashion week this year. The setting was in the beautiful Millennium Gloucester hotel which is based in the very stylish Kensington area of London. The room was buzzing with guests and was full of press eagerly awaiting the collections. House of Ikons feature a selection of designers from all over the world. This includes ready to wear collections, as well as evening and occasion wear.
The show kicked off with Toronto designer Chavez. He showcased a selection of fabulous jewel encrusted costumes that sparkled as the models walked the catwalk. This was my favourite collection of the whole show and I loved the creative, avante-garde style of this range.
I also really enjoyed the collection by designer Balazs Ester. This range focused on fashion forward pieces, mixing textures such as denim with faux fur.
Next, we saw New York designer Edele who created non-gender specific clothing which was mainly casualwear and slogan t-shirts. Accessories Designer Bjorn followed with beautiful silk marble printed scarves which elegantly floated down the catwalk. Another collection that I loved was by Simbrew which featured a range of beautiful Ghanaian dresses in bright, bold colours and interesting shapes.
House of Ikons had 2 other shows planned after this. One which was featuring childrenswear and a menswear show later on in the evening, featuring actual robots on the catwalk which sounded amazing!
Fashion week continues..
We have now moved into Milan fashion week (Sept 18-24) and this will be followed by Paris Sept (24-Oct 2).
What shows or designers are you most excited to see? My favourite show every year has to be Chanel as they always have such fantastic backdrops and setting decorations. They have had some amazing shows varying from tree lined runways, supermarkets, steam trains and carousels. I can’t wait to see what Karl Lagerfeld brings to the table this year!