From 15-19th September fashionistas from all over the world descend on London for one of the most important events in the fashion calendar. Don’t worry if you’re not rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour or narrowly missed out on the Burberry front row – here’s where the style crowd are hanging out in between shows.
The hottest restaurant opening of 2015 is a fash pack favourite and a suitably glamorous setting featuring a Damien Hirst sculpture. Every weekend they have DJs spinning tracks to an Asian-themed brunch. The king crab with bone marrow and truffle is mouth-watering as well as the green tea waffles – best enjoyed with a show-stopping Bloody Mary.
One of the most fashion-forward streets in London is putting on a series of lectures and workshops throughout September to celebrate the London Fashion Week. Highlights include fashion photographer David Montgomery in conversation and a rare lecture from the ex-editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Schulman, talking about her life in fashion.
Although London Fashion Week may not be held in Somerset House any more after its relocation to less-glamorous Brewer Street car park in 2015, the building is the original epicentre of the fashion world and you’ll find fashionistas snapping style shots against the creamy white exterior. Skye Gyngell, former Vogue food editor and chef at the building’s most exclusive restaurant, Spring, has created a set lunch menu that’s only available during London Fashion Week and priced at £20. Dishes change daily, but expect the likes of heritage tomatoes with tea smoked trout and freshly squeezed juice.
Hotel Café Royal
Garnering a cult and devoted following, Diptyque have pushed their fashionable candles one step further. Not content with just smelling the scents – now you can eat them. The afternoon tea features pastries such as the lemon verbena – with Diptyque’s ‘vervine’ scent inflused in lemon cream. You’ll even get a Baies candle to take away.
ME Hotel – Radio Rooftop
For the best view in London, head up to the top of the ME Hotel to Radio Rooptop bar. It’s a hidden spot – you’ll likely see a queue snaking around Aldwych – but upstairs you get a killer view of the Thames. A well-heeled fashion crowd are found sipping cocktails to the beat of house music and outdoor areas are heated for the chilly September air.