Where to Celebrate London Fashion Week 2019: Events, Exhibitions & Parties

As the sartorial circus rolls into London, explore Anya Hindmarch's mega-maze; join a hands-on workshop at Mulberry and refresh your wardrobe at the new RIXO pop-up shop

London Fashion Week, The Strand 

For the first time, the notoriously exclusive London Fashion Week is open the public. A £135 ticket allows you to watch a designer catwalk show (choose between Alexa Chung, Self-Portrait and House of Holland); join the audience for a Positive Fashion Talk and visit the BFC Positive Fashion Designer exhibition, which supports diversity, equality and sustainability in the fashion industry. You can also immerse yourself in the DiscoveryLAB, where art, fashion and technology collide, and shop an array of up-and-coming talent in the Designer Showrooms, located at The Store X on The Strand. 

Date: 13-17 September 2019 Time: Varies Price: from £135 per person Location: The Store X, 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA Closest Station: Temple

Website: londonfashionweek.co.uk

The Postbox Maze by Anya Hindmarch, Soho

Since choosing to bow out of the London Fashion Week schedule in 2017, Anya Hindmarch has consistently impressed with her imaginative and immersive installations. This year the British designer presents The Postbox Maze, which transforms Brewer Street Car Park into an elaborate, Royal-Mail red labyrinth, which has been inspired by the patterns of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher’s Metamorphosis III mural, designed 50 years ago for The Hague Post Office. Solve the maze, marvel at installations and artefacts from The Postal Museum and shop the new Anya Hindmarch collection. 

Date: 13-17 September 2019 Time: Varies Price: £12.50 per person Location: 32 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0LA Closest Station: Piccadilly Circus 

Website: anyahindmarch.com

Jessica Bird at London EDITION, Fitzrovia 

Fashion illustrator Jessica Bird is once again propping up her easel in the London Edition hotel lobby bar during Fashion Week. Each evening, visitors can enjoy complimentary 15-minute portraits in Bird's signature expressive style. The Scottish artist has previously worked with brands including Monica Vinader, Matilda Goad and E.Tautz. 

Date: 13-17 September 2019 Time: 6-8pm Price: free Location: 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP Closest Station: Oxford Circus

Website: editionhotels.com

Dover Street Market, Haymarket

Join the London Fashion Week festivities at Dover Street Market this weekend. Rei Kawakubo's Haymarket emporium is packed full of exclusive new launches, including Pringle's limited-edition ‘Reissued’ collection, showcased within a special installation, and the first Comme des Garçons fragrance in two years, Scent Four: Yoyogi, which has been created in partnership with Monocle. Stephen Jones is also presenting his Spring / Summer 2020 collection on the ground floor on Saturday, complemented by exclusives hairclips and jewellery by London-based designer Charlotte Knowles. Visit between 5-7pm on Saturday and enjoy food and drinks from the Rose Bakery.

Date: 13-17 September 2019  Location: 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG Closest Station: Piccadilly 

Website: london.doverstreetmarket.com

Workshops at Mulberry, Regents Street

In celebration of London Fashion Week and the launch of the new Iris bag family, Mulberry is hosting a series of free workshops at its flagship boutique on Regents Street. Learn how to make a leather bracelet, using offcuts from the Iris bag, against a cascading backdrop of blooms created by Jam Jar flowers. 

Date: 13-16 September 2019 Time: varies Price: free Location: 100 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 5SR Closest Station: Oxford Circus

Website: mulberry.com

RIXO Returns to King's Road, Chelsea

Following a packed-out summer pop-up, RIXO has opened a new, two-storey space on King's Road. In celebration of the new boutique and London Fashion Week presentation, customers can view and shop the new collection this Saturday from 5.30-8pm. The boutique is curated with signature prints, curious objects and shimmering streamer curtains, which reflect the brand's playfully chic and retro-flavoured aesthetic. The London Fashion Week collection is available only in limited numbers, and £5 from every piece sold will be donated to either Smart Works or Cool Earth.

Date: 14 September 2019 Time: 5.30-8pm Price: free Location: 94 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4TZ Closest Station: Sloane Street

Website: rixo.co.uk