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As the sartorial excitement reaches a peak at Paris Fashion Week where the likes of Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Ralph & Russo showcase their best Haute Couture looks, I find myself thinking back to chilly February, when London’s fashion scene was in the limelight.
Sadly, I have not yet been lucky enough to be invited to attend London Fashion Week, but as someone with more than a mild interest in fashion (some would call it an obsession), I figured I had to start somewhere. This is how I came across London Fashion Weekend. It is a four-day event that allows you to indulge in all the other-worldly pleasures of a fashion insider, such as getting a front-row seat at a designer or trend catwalk, getting your hands on exclusive designer items at lower prices, and for the real keen beans – attending industry talks.

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The event is held at Saatchi Gallery, and is perfectly placed for access to some lovely restaurants. We chose to have some french delicacies at Cote Brasserie before making our way to the event, where we were greeted with a Thornton Bregazzi tote bag full of goodies. My hands were too full (literally) to take pictures of the shopping gallery, but I managed to take a couple of quick snaps by the time we got to the shoe section. I still regret not buying both of these.

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We chose to see Alice Temperley’s catwalk, mainly because her boho chic collection made bold use of colour and fabric. I’m wearing a Temperly Didi Dot dress in rose quartz, and a Temperley Baudelaire skinny leopard belt.

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Ahhh… the magic of fashion. If this video teaser hypes you up as much as it does me, I hope to see you at the next edition of London Fashion Weekend this September! If you see me elbow-deep in a pile of clothes in the shopping section, wide-eyed by the catwalk, or frantically scribbling notes at one of the industry talks, don’t let that stop you – come and say hi so we can obsess over fashion together.

xx Niya

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Throwback to London Fashion Weekend

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