It’s that time of year when there’s a distinct increase of air kisses and ‘dahhlings’ which can only mean one thing: London Fashion Week in is town. Here are our picks of what you can get up to this weekend; with a couple of extras thrown in for those who couldn’t give a damn what Cara Delevigne is wearing.
Fashion Film Festival
This year, St Martin’s Court is collaborating with London Fashion Week and Silent Cinema to screen some of the best fashion-inspired movies, as well as all the latest footage from the hottest catwalks courtesy of the British Fashion Council – so you won’t feel like you’re missing out if your ticket got lost in the post. The free pop-up, full sized cinema screen will be showing delights such as Zoolander and The September Issue. We also heard rumours of free popcorn, which is absolutely fine with us.
Don’t worry if you’re not sipping champagne in the ‘frow’ (front row, darling) with Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour this weekend, as Somerset House gets ready to do it all over again from the 16th Sept, when they let the public in for a taste of LFW. Expect catwalk shows, discount designer shopping, industry talks and more customised garms than you can shake a stick at.
Oxford St is a hive of activity at the best of times, but even more so when one of the highest profile fashion events in the world, LFW, is in town. In support of the week, the most famous street in London is hosting in-store talks, blogger style sessions, new collection launch events, photo booths and special shopping offers. Grab your mates, and wear your best flats.
The Mayor’s Thames Festival
If fashion isn’t your thing, then how about checking out the final weekend of the Thames Festival? Summer seems like a distant memory (we’re still praying for a September heatwave) so make sure you get down to the South Bank before the eye-watering bitter cold winter sets in. This weekend sees London’s iconic river celebrated through art, music, and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges.
Sometimes you just want to get a little tipsy. Well, here’s a great new spot for getting drunk; Colonial Common. This ten-day pop-up in Shoreditch coincides with the London Design Festival, which aims to bring people together through objects. You’ll also get the chance to experience the genius idea of ‘whiskey stone’s – designed to keep your drink cool without upsetting the balance of flavour like a regular ice cube. Order a whiskey, pretend you’re in The Wire. Job done.