Little Black Books: London fashion designers
London Fashion Week's hottest designers reveal their favourite London locations
Twice a year, London Fashion Week draws around 5,000 industry insiders to the capital for a week of style exhibitionism. We asked the leading lights of the London Fashion Week schedule what they do when they're in town, from industry heavyweights like Matthew Williamson and Richard Nicoll, to talented newbies like Tim Soar and Camilla & Marc.
Antoni & Alison
With 24 years of designing their eponymous label under their belts, Antoni and Alison are a familiar and much-loved part of the British fashion industry. Their kooky slogan tees and crafty knits remain a hallmark of the brand, and the pair were recently awarded MBEs for their services to fashion design.
Shop: The second-hand book shop, Marcus Campbell around the corner from Tate Modern. We always find something in there to buy every time. It's mostly out-of-print pieces - some books are £1, others £100s - all sitting next to each other. You never know what you will see.
Café: Arthur's in Kingsland Road has great egg and chips and is opposite another of our favourite shops, William Gee the haberdashers, which has amazing window displays.
Bar: The Lord Clyde in Borough - a proper pub and our local.
Favourite place to stay when in town: Antoni's spare bedroom.
What are you looking forward to seeing in 2012? The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
Secret London spot: The Thames Barrier.
Hairdresser: Kerry Warn - the best!
Market: Chapel Street - the 'wrong' end. Possessed, the vintage, art and fashion store, is always worth a visit for interesting finds.
Treat: Hot chocolate in Borough Market.