Your guide to London Fashion Week 2019
London Fashion Week (LFW) is one of the world’s most prestigious fashion events. It’s a bi-annual — first taking place in February, then again in September. It’s a time when top designers from across the globe showcase their hottest new catwalk looks. Press, experts and buyers from far and wide descend onto London to bask in the latest trends.
We have all the information you may need for February’s LFW, along with some new high-street garms that reflect this year’s catwalk fashion.
When is London Fashion Week?
This year’s LFW is taking place Thursday 14th to Tuesday 19th of February. Apart from the Thursday (when the day will run from 18:00 in the evening until late at night), the rest of the days will be full-on 24-hour affairs, starting at 9AM in the morning and finishing late into the night.
Where is London Fashion Week held?
This year, London Fashion Week will be held at The Store X on the Strand. This is where all of the catwalks will be held and where the London Fashion Week Festival will take place. The closest tube stations are Temple on the Circle and District lines, and Holborn on the Central line. The Store X is also easily accessible by taxi. However, it can be difficult to find parking if you are planning to drive yourself.
How can I buy tickets to London Fashion Week?
LFW is an invite-only event. If you’re not a journalist, a high-profile blogger, or planning to strut the catwalks yourself, chances are you will not be attending. If you have your own fashion blog, YouTube channel, or something similar, you can apply for an invitation.
Fortunately, London Fashion Week is not hidden from the world. After the event, many of the brands and designers will upload footage of their catwalks onto YouTube. So keep an eye out for them.
Although you cannot buy tickets for the main event, you can buy tickets for the London Fashion Week Festival. This takes place over Saturday 16th Feb and Sunday 17th Feb and both days last from 10AM to 7PM. The Festival offers an immersive experience for ticket-holders, where they can view the Insiders catwalk show, listen to talks by the experts, and have the opportunity to buy some of the clothes that are being showcased.
There are two types of tickets on offer: the Insider ticket and the Front Row ticket. The Insider ticket gives you access to the insiders catwalk show, a space in the Insiders lounge, access the fashion industry insider talk, complimentary champagne and a designer tote bag. These tickets cost £135.
The Front Row ticket gives you (you guessed it) front row seating at the Insiders catwalk, access to to a private VIP LFW lounge, priority seating at the industry insiders talk, complimentary champagne throughout your stay, and a designer tote bag filled with lifestyle, fashion and beauty products. These tickets cost £245.
London Fashion Week Schedule
This year’s LFW will see new and exciting designers alongside veterans of the fashion game. Fans of British fashion designer Victoria Beckham will be glad to see her make a return this year. Her catwalk will take place on the Sunday — the same day as fashion favourites like Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. You can find the full schedule on the London Fashion Week website.
These exhibitions are on during the invite-only event. However, those with tickets to the London Fashion Festival will be able to see catwalks by Fyodar Golan and Osman. Fyodar Golan’s work has been described as ‘Positive Intellectualism; a movement of passionate self-expression.’ Osman’s designs are noticeable for their ‘unique architectural aesthetic and strong, sculptural designs’.
What to wear to London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week is always a great time to find inspiration to inject into your everyday wardrobe. From the flashiest set pieces to the more understated, there are loads on offer to feast your eyes on.
Although, the designer gear can be rather expensive, high-street fashion outlets offer trendy clothes that mirror this year’s catwalk trends for an affordable price. Here’s our pick on what to wear on LFW this February. Remember to follow the links on this site to the retailer’s so you can earn cashback on your purchases.
Tie-dye has always been popular with festival-goers across the UK, but in 2019 it’s set to make an entrance into everyday wear. We recommend releasing your inner-hippie with this Converse Sweatshirt in orange tie dye, available from ASOS. It shows a throwback to the time of free love, but with a instantly recognisable logo.
Men’s duffle coats
Although they used to have the reputation for being a little twee, men’s duffle coats are back in action. As seen on Paddington Bear, who’s been representing the look since his Peru days, duffle coats are defined by their long fit, front toggles and a hood.
We love Farfetch’s black virgin wool-blend duffle coat, perfect for those winter months.