London Fashion Weekend; featuring Christopher Raeburn, Very Exclusive and more.

So yesterday I attended the London Fashion Weekend which was really amazing. There were so many amazing brands there as well as so many amazing people in fashion. So if you love all things fashion and make up…keep reading.

This year, London Fashion Weekend had a brand new venue in the heart of Chelsea,  the Saatchi galley, a truely beautiful location for this event. The way the gallery is laid is that it has different rooms on different floors in which various of pop up shops were located. Now a lot of these brands were designer or high end brands; although some amazing discounts were on meaning that if you were looking for a bargain you definately were getting one! Just to name a few there was an armani exchange stand, Vivienne Westwood, Chloe, Celine, Jimmy Choo, Gucci as well as so many more. I really did spot some amazing piece and accessories.

 There was also a room solely dedicated to accesories and jewellery which featured some amazing brands such as Love Bullets, Alice Eden, Frends Headphones, Leanne Claxton Scarfs, Wolf and Moon and lots more. I actually bought a love bullet from their new range of expression jewellery. It was this beautiful green crystal pendant meaning love and expression.

 The best part of the day overall was 100% the catwalk shows. The first one I saw was the designer catwalk which was Christopher Raeburns A/W range which was absolutely incredible. Christopher Raeburn’s whole brand is inspired by sustainable fashion and recycled materials, which realisitically sounds kind of dull, however I never thought that sustainable fashion could look this creative, stylish and sexy. Raeburn’s A/W collection was inspired by the sea and the sustainable living near the ocean. This is where a lot of the patterns and colours of the collection came from as well as the materials and fabrics used. Outerwear was certainly Raeburn’s strength and for AW15 he has really played with grey woolen overcoats, trims of electric orange faux fur, quilted jackets equipped with oversized hoods, and fishermans parkers covered with tiny shark prints. The colours of this collection included extreme bright oranges, rusts, grey, blues and navys. I think some of my favourite pieces were the navy bubble jumper, the grey woolen coat with orange fur lining and the metallic silver shark print backpack…definately one for my list!

 I was lucky enough to actually meet Christoper after the show, by entire luck and chance and got to tell him how much I appreciated his image, ethos and designs. He was incredibly greatful and such a lovely gentlemen, it really does seem obvious at to why he recieved the GQ men’s breakthrough designer of the year award! (Congratulations Christopher) I even got a sneaky picture as he called it, even better with his designs as the backdrop!

The second catwalk I saw was the  trends show which really was inspirational and gave me a lot of ideas with regards to my own style this season. The show was sponsored by and featured clothing from very which is a new website full of the best brands clothing and accessories. The show was split into four sections, Into the Wild showing animal prints, Shades of Marsala showing shades of red, burgundy, rusts, plums etc, Super Retro showing that whole 70’s trend that just isn’t going anywhere yet and finally Punk showing a lot of leather! All of the looks were incredible, complete with outwear, shoes, bags and accesories. I loved a lot of different pieces in the collections but I have to say my favourite section was shades of marsala, the burgundy/plum shades just are so intriguing to me and you will definately be seeing a lot of these shades in my wardrobe. In particlar I fell in love with a pair of metallic plum and gold shaded harem pants and a beautiful burgundy vivienne westwood bag. (Let’s hope my boyfriend gets my hints)

Overall I had an incredible day and found a lot of inspiration from London Fashion Weekend and cannot wait to visit more events like this in the future.


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