What’s that sound? London calling, of course. It’s time to hop across the pond for the first of the European fashion weeks.
10 Reasons It's London Fashion Week
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While calmer in terms of schedule (the shows run on the hour, every hour rather than at random time slots as they do in New York), London’s fashion is far from tame. Generally considered the most forward-thinking of the four fashion weeks, the city serves up plenty of awesome shows and outrageous, ogle-worthy street style. Herewith, your cheatsheet for the week.
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Street Style Backdrop:
Gray clouds, red buses.
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It doesn’t actually last for a full 7 days (only 5). No rest for the wicked!
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Hopeful Celebrity Cameo:
The Royals – well at least, Kate. Ok, we’d settle for Pippa.
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The loudest items you own (think: neon prints and bold patterns).
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Your Instagram Feed Will Be Flooded With:
Harry Styles sitting front row. Cara Delevingne doing her cross-eyed bit for the camera. American editors posing with the Queen’s Guard.
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Anywhere that sounds like an estate from Downton Abbey (ahem, Somerset House).
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Most Anticipated Collections:
Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum
(Burberry Prorsum S/S 14 pictured at left).
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Soundtrack You'll Need:
Clean Bandit – Rather Be Featuring Jess Glynne
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Hiya! Central St Martins, Are these scones gluten-free?
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Surprise Model Closer:
Lottie Moss (a.k.a. Kate’s half-sister)
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