Somerset House is celebrating London Fashion Week’s 30th anniversary as the British Fashion Council (BFC) hosts a spate of special events.
Unique Venues of London member Somerset House hosted the BFC’s Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (13-14 September) which bought together internationally renowned brands and leading British designers including Amanda Wakeley and Nicholas Oakwell.
Visitors gained insider knowledge and style advice with designer shopping, catwalk shows and hair and beauty panels from industry experts.
Somerset House head of events Emma Barrow said: “This London Fashion Week marks my ninth season here, and I have watched the event develop and grow as have the British Fashion Council’s teams. We work extremely closely with the BFC at all stages of the event, dovetailing the coordination between their contractors and ours. It continues to be my favourite event of the year, bringing its unique buzz, offering incredible people-watching opportunities, and of course, focusing the eyes of the fashion world on Somerset House.”
Other Unique Venues of London members will also be hosting their own shows, with organisers and designers taking advantage of unique event spaces. Over the week The Royal Opera House will open its doors to DAKS and Julien Macdonald while Jonathan Saunders will make use of The British Museum’s surrounding and QVC head to Vinopolis for their London Fashion Week spectacular.
Unique Venues of London chair Moya Maxwell added: “London Fashion Week is one of the most exciting events in the London calendar, bringing together the great and the good of global fashion. Major events like these reinforce what makes our members truly unique, showcasing the extensive theming opportunities of our venues and how important it is to have a stunning backdrop to the catwalk.”