The top 10 events at London Fashion Week

Get your glad rags on for this lot of London Fashion Week AW15 events

London Fashion Week (Fri Feb 20 – Tue Feb 24) is awash with stylish events, although lots of them aren't open to the public – unless you're Kate Moss, you ain't getting in. For us mere plebs, however, there's still lots on the LFW agenda. Check out our pick of the best London Fashion Week events open to all this February.
1

Fashion for Relief Fashion Show

Last seen bringing some serious attitude to Channel 4’s Gogglebox, the formidable Naomi Campbell returns to the catwalk in aid of her charity, Fashion For Relief. The Streatham-born supermodel and her beautiful pals will be walking the runway in pieces donated by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood. All proceeds go to the Ebola Crisis Appeal and Ebola Survival Fund.

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Somerset House Until Thu Feb 19
2

International Fashion Showcase

130 designers, 30 countries, 4 continents: the fourth International Fashion Showcase promises a glimpse of some of the world’s most exciting design talent. A collaboration between the British Council and the British Fashion Council, it’s also the only BFC initiative that’s open to the public over fashion week. With static exhibitions arranged by country, highlights include an exploration of traditional Nigerian costumes, a Polish ‘night out’ and a re-interpretation of traditional Colombian techniques. There’ll also be a public programme of talks and events throughout fashion month; details TBA.

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Brewer Street Car Park Until Tue Feb 24
3

MA15

The next generation of fashion talent will be out in force at MA15, a boundary-pushing showcase of clothes, accessories, film and photography from London College of Fashion’s graduate cohort. Dubious of fashion student clichés? Don’t be. LCF’s MA courses boast an impressive roster of alumni, so work by this lot could be hanging in your wardrobe before the decade’s out.

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Victoria House Until Sun Feb 22
4

BFC and River Island Fashion Film Screening

It’s a year of firsts for Fashion Film. Typically an invite-only affair, this year’s screening opens its doors to the style-conscious public. Alongside short films from Gareth Pugh and House of Holland, River Island will present its latest Design Forum collaboration with Jean Pierre Braganza. What’s new? With the help of your phone, a headset and Google’s new Cardboard app, the film will be transformed into a 360 degree virtual reality experience. We’re intrigued. To secure a slot, email fashionfilm@britishfashioncouncil.com.

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Somerset House Until Mon Feb 23
5

The Braid Bar Pop-Up Salon

For catwalk worthy hair in just fifteen minutes, head to Sketch. During London Fashion Week, the Mayfair eatery will become a beauty pit stop, playing host to a pop-up salon from the Braid Bar. Guests can choose from a menu of 12 different styles, which offers everything from halo braids to fishtail plaits. Prices start from £15, and include Sketch’s express breakfast.

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Sketch Until Tue Feb 24
6

London Fashion Weekend

Invitation to the Burberry show lost in the post? London Fashion Weekend offers us mere mortals the chance to traverse the cobbles of Somerset House. The four-day event promises to give an insider’s perspective on the fashion industry, with trend-led catwalk shows from big name designers. There’s also the opportunity for some serious shopping – expect a carefully curated edit of pieces from big names and rising stars, all at discounted rates.

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Somerset House Thu Sep 24 - Sun Mar 1
7

ASOS Panel Talk

Join the team behind ASOS’s Daily News feed as they host a discussion with movers and shakers in the world of fashion. The panel, which includes SHOWStudio editor Lou Stoppard and WAH! Nails founder Sharmadean Reid, will share their experiences of working in the industry and discuss how best to build a brand, before rounding up with a question and answer session.

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Somerset House Until Sun Feb 22
8

Dana Thomas: Gods and Kings

To coincide with the last night of fashion week, Dana Thomas introduces her new book, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Fashion journalist Thomas will discuss how both designers changed the face of fashion and empowered women through their work, from the back streets of Soho to the rarefied glamour of Paris fashion houses. Unmissable for those counting down the days until Savage Beauty takes London. The ticket price includes entry to the Design Museum’s excellent Women Fashion Power exhibition, between 6pm and 7pm.

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Design Museum 24 Feb 2015
9

'Invitation Strictly Personal' Book Signing

Fashion show invites are often as intricately crafted as the catwalk collection itself. For his latest book, ‘Invitation Strictly Personal,’ fashion writer Iain R Webb has delved into his enviable archive of invites, show notes and lookbooks, offering an insight into the rarefied world of the front row. Webb will be signing copies at Jigsaw’s Duke Street Emporium, where he has also curated an in-store art installation, featuring applique and embroidery inspired by his fashion week notebooks.

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Duke Street Emporium Until Tue Feb 17
10

Don't Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next

Conceptual and often controversial, there’s far more to fashion photography than pretty people posing in fancy clothes. Fashion Photography Next is a celebration of innovation in image-making, compiled by writer and curator Magdalene Keaney. The arresting selection of snaps includes work by Jacob Sutton, Laetitia Hotte and Alice Hawkins. The exhibition is divided into two parts; the first running from Thu Jan 15 until Sat Feb 28, the second from Fri Mar 6 until Sat Apr 18.

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Fashion Space Gallery Until Sat Apr 18

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juliethairs

Svetlana Avdeieva's so beautiful !!!!