One of my most favourite designers has to be Peter Pilotto, so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered his collection was being shown on Friday's London Fashion Weekend session. Me and a friend jumped at the chance to hit London and sample it's renowned fashion week.
Fur coats, turtle bags, bullet necklaces, leather satchels, silk scarves, beaded kimonos, bobble hats. These were just a few of the items on offer to buy at LFWend, held in the elegant Saatchi Gallery. Unfortunately, pretty much everything was out of my budget, but great to admire none the less. Fun features included Sunglasses Hut's photo booths, where they encouraged you to get your photo taken with any pair of sunny's you wanted. I chose a beautiful pair of embellished 60's style sunglasses, which were on sale for almost £600. Scavi and Ray also had a pop up shop where you could buy a glass or a bottle of their yummy prosecco, which had a lovely fruity taste.
After our glass of prosecco we headed to the catwalk and took our front row seats. The show was presented by the beautiful Angela Scanlon, who told us the collection was inspired by board games!
I particularly loved the shoes; chunky heals and metallic leathers. You can see how their inspiration has transformed into the collection. I was hoping to see more print, but this collection was more about bold embroidery and wintery fabrics. It was great to experience a catwalk in the flesh and was the highlight of my weekend.
London has felt like a second home to me this summer and a fabulous one at that. The warmer weather is an added bonus to the hustle and bustle of London life, where you're never too far from a tube station that can whisk you away to a new destination. Visiting the London Fashion Weekend wasn't just about seeing the show, it's about experiencing the whole of London to see why it's become such a creative, fashionable and lively capitol that brings in so many tourists each day.