Just found out that tickets for London Fashion Weekend are on sale this Friday. I went last year and it was an interesting experience. It is held in Somerset House, London and this year it is 22-25 September. I splashed out last year and had a “Platinum Experience” which meant access to a VIP lounge, free drinks and canapes, demonstrations of hair and beauty products and front row seats at the fashion show. Somerset House is filled with discounted designer clothes. Some of the clothes are a bit iffy, but you can get some bargains. I got two great t-shirts which had been specially designed by famous designers and were being sold for charity. Mine were really good quality and had groovy designs so have been well-worn. One of mine was designed by Giles Deacon, for the cause of Environmental Justice Foundation.
“Giles Deacon has backed the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Pick Your Cotton Carefully campaign, designing a t-shirt to raise awareness of the use of forced child labour and the ecological devastation associated with cotton production.
His monochrome, unisex design reflects his cutting-edge style.” From EJF Website.
Here is a picture from the EJF Website of my very T-SHIRT. It has been a seriously brilliant item of clothing. So hard-wearing and washes so well. The cotton plant design is also imaginative and decorative. A message in a great illustration.
“The exclusive t-shirt has been modelled by a host of celebrities and top models from soul diva Joss Stone and actor Nicholas Hoult to fashion favourites Laura Bailey, Lisa B, Bianca Balti, Karlie Kloss, Paul Pavlovska, Sessilee Lopez, Alyona Osmanova and Max Rogers.”
Anyway – There is also a large section of the London Fashion Weekend which is devoted to fashion accessories. There were some great jewellery and jewellers represented there. So it was definitely worth the visit. Just be prepared for crowds and tired feet.