The Ultimate A-Z Of London Fashion Week

The Ultimate A-Z Of London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is here, you can practically hear the FROW-side selfies being snapped! Here's the 26 things we're looking forward to most over the next few days...

As we brace ourselves for a week of back-to-back high fashion, all-night parties and, subsequently, rushing and hyperventilating between shows, we thought we'd take just a minute to appreciate the best bits that make LFW the spectacle it has come to be. And what better way to do so than in the form of a distilled and organised, alphabetically-listed guide?

From the shows we're loosing sleep over to see and the street-style looks we'll be replicating to the models we've got our fingers crossed to see strut their stuff on the catwalk, there's certainly a lot to look forward to over the next few days...

Here's just what to expect from London Fashion Week SS16. We've got a feeling it's going to be a good one... 

A Is For Anya Hindmarch's New Arm-Candy
She's the lady that's given us the crisp packet clutch and the Tony the Tiger tote so it should come as no surprise that we're waiting with bated breath to see what she'll come up wIth next. 

B Is For Burberry's Showstopping Finale
Probably most-seen image from the AW15 catwalks has to be from Burberry Prorsum's monogrammed cape finale and you can bet your designer bag on the fact that they'll follow suit and go out with a major bang for SS16 all the same. 

C Is For Cara Delevingne's Catwalk Comeback
MMIA. That's 'model missing in action', and exactly what Cara has been this season so far. She's been very busy promoting her first ever role in her first ever film, shunning NYFW in the process. However, we've got high hopes that the Brit It-model of the moment will be back in a big way for LFW. Don't let us down, CD. 

D Is For Denim 2.0
The street style elite provide us with new ways to wear our tired denim staples but twice a year. Whatever you do, don't miss out on this free outfit-inspo...

E Is For Exhibitions For Days... 
Along with the shows themselves, fashion exhibitions will be cropping up all over the capital, adding a big dose of culture to the shows themselves. Check out the official LFW website for an endless list of things to do in-between catwalks.

F Is For FROW Spotting
Bloggers, editors, A-listers, DJ's and buyers; can you name every person sitting on the House of Holland FROW? If anything it's a fun game to play while waiting for the show itself to kick off... 

G Is For Gorgeous Coats
The one BRILLIANT thing about London's changeable weather is that you can expect to see the most beautiful array of coats from any of September's Fashion Week cities right here, giving you major insight into the styles you should definitely invest in for winter. Who needs sunshine and heat, anyway?

H Is For Hot Hair Trends
Some more than others, granted, but Fashion Week is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with some offbeat hairstyles that'll instantly update your look. Sumo-knots, anyone?

I Is For Instagram
For fashion's biggest groupies, your Instagram feed is about to become a haven of street style, handbag and shoe snaps with exclusive images of the shows and undiscovered new-season trends thrown in. For everyone else, it's hell on earth... 

J Is For Jumbo Jewels 
At Fashion Week, one ring or bracelet simply won't do. Stacking your bling and supersizing your gems are all the rage come Fashion Month and an accessorising trick the style set just love to put into practice. If it's subtle, it's not working.

K Is For Kendall Comes To London...?
She might have squeezed in the Topshop Unique FROW alongside Kate Moss but after the modelling year Kendall (she doesn't use her last name Jenner when she's in model-mode) we reckon she could be poised to make her LFW catwalk-strutting debut.

L Is For Lipstick Pouts
Red and coral and pink and nude... The lipstick colour-spectrum has never looked so diverse as at Fashion Week. The more unusual the colour, the better. However, if you're ever in doubt, always opt for Alexa Chung-red.

M Is For 'Model Off Duty' Style
No-one looks quite as cool in skinny jeans, biker boots, a tank top and a camou jacket as a model dashing between shows with her last job's hair and make-up still intact. We know this, yes, but we'll still try to - and likely fail - to emulate it all the same... 

N Is For #NSFW Attire
From technicolour fur to major skin over-exposure; there's nothing 'not suitable for work' about a fashionista's Fashion Week wardrobe. Just ask Anna Dello Russo.

O Is For Oxford Street's LFW Takeover
Giving shoppers the chance to get in on the FROW-worthy action, Oxford Street's iconic stores will play host to special shopping events and one-on-one styling sessions to Q&A's designers. 

P Is For Parties, Parties, Parties
When the shows are over, the after parties can get crazy; when we say crazy, we mean cray cray. We mean bob-haired editors dancing hand-in-hand with P-Diddy/Puff Daddy/Diddy/Sean Combs.

Q Is For Quirky Touches
New York does urban, Milan does colour and Paris does couture. If there's one thing London does best, it's quirky fashion. Think Pam Hogg, Vivienne Westwood, Shrimps, Meadham Kirchhoff. Yep, no-one does kooky cool quite like us. 

R Is For Roll Necks
The ultimate cool-girl staple. roll necks are a firm fixture on the Fashion Week get-up circuit. Tuck your own into a wide leg pair of trousers and finish with a shearling coat and you'll send every street-style photographer worth their salt into a flashbulb frenzy. It's a sure-thing. 

S Is For Serious Selfie Ops
A shot with Laura Whitmore or Pixie Lott in the background is social-media gold. Fact. 

T Is For Totally Unpractical Shoes
Chanel slingbacks in the rain? Sure...

U Is For Unexpected Pals
Where else would Kanye West rub shoulders with Sienna Miller? London Fashion Week; bringing celebrities together since 1984... 

V Is For VERY High Heels
Go big or go home. Or wear bright trainers. It's your choice. 

W Is For Weird And Wonderful Props
From Anya's shopping trolleys to Star Wars Storm Troopers, British designers love a good prop. We, for one, can't wait to see what they pull out of the dressing-up box next. 

X Is For (E)Xtreme Fashion
Ok, so we're cheating a little on that one but whether it a latex suiting or volumised silhouettes, sculpted sleeves or a daring hemline, extreme is the new 'normal' for Brit fashion heavyweights.

Y Is For Young Designers
Fashion East is a pioneering non-profit initiative. The scheme champions emerging designers, showcasing them on the catwalk at London Fashion Week. Designers are selected by Fashion East’s high profile panel of industry experts who offer guidance and mentoring support. With previous beneficiaries consisting of Roksanda Ilincic and Simone Rocha, we're telling you, these are the real ones to watch...

Z Is For Zingy Prints
From Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto to Jonathan Saunders and Erdem, London is a digi-print heaven. Simply put, we've got the motif nailed. 

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