September and February are two months when some of the biggest names in the fashion industry and fashion lovers from all over the world bustle through the streets of London to watch the marvellous catwalk shows at Somerset House, the central hub for London Fashion Week (LFW) that promotes and showcases Great Britain’s talent to the world.
During London Fashion Week there is an amazing atmosphere, with so many wonderful catwalk shows, street fashion shows, after parties and celebrations, that you can’t help but feel the buzz and get the fashion high.
In September, fashion designers showcase their spring/summer collection, while the autumn/winter collection is showcased in February.
How can I describe London Fashion Week? Effortless sophistication, cool, seductive and feminine, London Fashion Week spring/summer 2015 was filled with sensuality, fitted dresses, and super short silhouettes, see-through and peek-a-boo frocks that modernised the looks.
Barely was there any makeup, or it was very minimal and effortless, and the hurry kind of hair complemented the amazing designs very well, creating a seductive atmosphere.
This year I had the privilege of attending many shows at Somerset House. These included Fashion Scouts; Vodafone Fashion Weekend; House of ikons; Together with the Art in Fusion Team, we saw the M&S catwalk show during the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend, which was fantastic, with sleek and colourful looks gracing the catwalk.
After a fashion frenzy at LFW I headed to Milan Fashion Week (MFW) for another dose of fashion. My very good friend and internationally published photographer Walterlan Papetti had been covering LFW and has taken some beautiful pictures for Migrant Woman magazine readers.
Milan Fashion Week (MFW) was filled with breathtaking floor-sweeping, featherweight, transparent, colour drenched dresses, and intricately-adorned gowns that take your breath away. A wonderful celebration of femininity and Italian heritage.
Another highlight for me was the Sophia Lauren Style Icon exhibition, featuring some of her most amazing outfits and moments during her career, and she is one of my all time favourite actresses and style icon.
Fashion trends change by the season, and my advice is to always wear what suits your body type and what makes you feel good and happy. You can always get key pieces from the current trend and add a pinch of your style to personalise the look. Let the beauty within you shine through, no matter the trend.
Photo Credit: Walterlan Papetti