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
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
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
Tuesday 18th February
10:00 Anya Hindmarch
11:00 Simone Rocha
13:00 Fashion East
16:30 Meadham Kirchhoff
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