London Fashion Week livestream: The industry's most recognised designers brighten up the rain-soaked capital

London Fashion Week kicks off today, showcasing the trends everyone will be rocking for Autumn/Winter 2014

The weather misery continues, but this weekend offers up a glamorous distraction as the fashion glitterati descend on the capital for the start of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014.

Kicking off today, the five day event at Somerset House features the most celebrated names in the industry, as well as tomorrow’s bright young stars.

Although spring seems a long way off, let alone next autumn, keen fashionistas will be taking notes on the hottest trends for next season.

Highlights over the coming days include shows from Emilia Wickstead, who is one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to designers, Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label, and Richard Nicoll.

Overall, this year’s show will feature 77 designers and over 5,000 visitors are expected to attend.

But there’s more to London Fashion Week than endless lines of thin models draped in beautiful and expensive garments.

The British fashion industry is worth an estimated £26 billion to the UK economy, while fashion’s wider, indirect contribution to the economy, through areas such as beauty, is estimated to be more than £46 billion, according to the British Fashion Council (BFC).

Meanwhile, the UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs.

 

Brace yourselves for the social media deluge: Instagram filters at the ready.

London Fashion Week Autmn/Winter 2014 live show schedule:

Friday 14 February

09:00     J. JS Lee               

11:00     Jean-Pierre Braganza    

12:00     Bora Aksu

13:00     Fryodor Golan  

14:00     Daks     

15:00     Eudon Choi        

17:00     Christopher Raeburn     

18:00     Nasir Mazhar    

19:00     Todd Lynn          

20:00     Central Saint Martins MA        

 

Saturday 15th February

10:00     Emilio de la Morena       

11:00     Holly Fulton       

12:00     Emilia Wickstead             

13:00     John Rocha        

14:00     Sibling  

16:00     J. W. Anderson (Women's)         

17:00     Lucas Nascimento           

18:00     Hunter Original                

19:00     House of Holland      

 

Sunday 16th February

10:00     Margaret Howell             

11:00     Richard Nicoll    

12:00     Marios Schwab

14:00     Temperley London         

15:00     Topshop Unique             

16:00     Paul Smith          

17:00     Vivienne Westwood Red Label 

18:00     Mary Katrantzou             

20:00     Jonathan Saunders     

  

Monday 17th February

09:00     Antonio Berardi

14:00     Burberry Prorsum           

15:00     David Koma       

16:00     Peter Pilotto     

17:00     Michael van der Ham    

20:00     Ashish  

 

Tuesday 18th February

09:00     Marques'Almeida           

10:00     Anya Hindmarch              

11:00     Simone Rocha  

12:00     OSMAN              

13:00     Fashion East                      

15:00     KTZ        

16:30     Meadham Kirchhoff      

17:30     SIMONGAO       

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