You don’t need a front row ticket to revel in the action this London Fashion Week. Here’s your guide to stylish happenings with a sartorial twist
Anya Hindmarch: The Weave Project, Soho
Following on from last season’s sell-out Chubby Hearts event, Anya Hindmarch is launching The Weave Project; an immersive art installation in the depths of Brewer Street Car Park. The pop-up experience welcomes you to explore The Tube, a vibrant art piece constructed using woven mesh, created by collective Numen/For Use. The project coincides with the launch of Hindmarch’s new Neeson bag collection, which refashions popular silhouettes in lightweight, woven mesh.
Date: 16-19 February 2019 Location: Brewer Street carpark, 32 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0LA Closest Station: Piccadilly/Tottenham Court Road Website: anyahindmarch.com
Exclusive Events at Dover Street Market, St James's
Dover Street Market is celebrating London Fashion Week with a plethora of unique events and limited-edition wares. Ashley Williams is transforming the retailer’s basement with her rock 'n' roll feminist aesthetic, while IDEA Books has curated a selection of titles that capture London's 'PUNK/POSH' legacy. You can shop Cecilie Bahnsen’s Suicoke sandals, debuted at Copenhagen Fashion Week, as well as a specially curated selection of high jewellery by Solange Azagury-Partridge, which reflects on the British brand’s colourful history with London Fashion Week.
Date: 15-19 February 2019 Location: 18-22 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4DG Closest Station: Piccadilly
Jessica Bird at London EDITION, Fitzrovia
Fashion illustrator Jessica Bird is once again propping up her easel in the London Edition lobby bar between 6pm and 8pm, offering complimentary, 15-minute portraits to guests. The Scottish artist has previously lent her vibrant, expressive style to brands including Monica Vinader, Matilda Goad and E.Tautz.
Adwoa Aboah and Alexa Chung by Jessica Bird
Date: 15-19 February 2019 Location: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP Closest Station: Piccadilly
London Fashion Week: Insiders, Soho
Organised by the British Fashion Council, this year's bi-annual London Fashion Week Festival has a new format under the guise London Fashion Week: Insiders. Held within The Store X, highlights include a Positive Fashion talk series, enrolling industry experts to discuss sustainability with the industry and catwalk shows by Fyodor Golan and Osman. Shop more than 150 international and British brands at specially curated pop up shops from the likes of Alighieri.
Date: 16-17 February 2019 Time: 10am-7pm (Saturday) 1pm-7pm (Sunday) Price: From £135 Location: The Store X, 180 Strand, WC2R 1EA Closest Station: Temple Website: londonfashionweekfestival.com
A new Lunchtime Menu at Spring, Somerset House
Skye Gyngell’s supremely pretty Spring restaurant at Somerset House is serving a special LFW lunch menu. Refuel between shows and events with a poached chicken, gorgonzola and tarragon salad, followed by rhubarb ice-cream, for just £20. The challenge is to resist lingering all day long in the chic olive tree-clad courtyard, designed by Jinny Blom.
Date: 15-19 February 2019 Time: varies Price: From £20 Location: Somerset House, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA Closest Station: Temple