18 October 2015
Every year, women from all corners of the globe gather to celebrate the new season, new collections and new designers. This, to style aficionados, is known as London Fashion Week.
Two collections a year, one Vogue issue per month but stylish all year round. That’s the spirit of Fashion Week.
Every day; a different show, a different outfit, hopping from place to place.
11:00 AM at Saatchi Gallery- Launch of Chanel's new Mademoiselle Privé exhibition
2:00 PM at Kensington Gardens- the Burberry show
From pastel pinks at Paul Smith to fishnet prints at Burberry Prorsum, British style and their culture of dressing up was shown through the clothing their put on their backs. Stories were told through the dresses they wore. Characters were created as they applied Dior’s new lipstick line. And women from all different backgrounds and cultures came together to speak the same language- fashion.
35 floors up in the air at London Shangri-La’s Ting Lounge, I received a personal British style lesson over a traditional afternoon tea.
Trench coats, yes but hoodies are a no. Or at least according to Sarah, British Vogue’s fashion features editor and my personal style teacher.
And whilst looking good is key, London is never truly complete without the right hotel. My recommendation? The Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Panoramic views of the London skyline? Tick.
A thousand count linen bedsheets? Tick.
And top-notch five-star customer service? Tick.
In my opinion, it’s the perfect stay to the perfect Fashion Week.
I am Josephine Hoskins and I am a senior fashion consultant for Net-A-Porter.