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.

Maria Grachvogel

Red carpet design veteran Maria Grachvogel specialises in very flattering, very elegant clothes for women of means. Her label has evolved from being associated with occasionwear to being relied on for its expertise in flattering different body types and shapes.

Shop: Matches and The Old Curiosity Shop (Paul Smith).

Café: La Fromagerie.  

Bar: The Beaufort Bar at the Savoy.

Favourite place to stay in town: The Covent Garden Hotel

What are you looking forward to seeing in 2012? 'Astronomy Photographer of the Year' at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Secret London spot: La Perla on Charlotte Street.

Hairdresser: Guy Kremer.

Market: Portobello.

Treat: Hot stone massage at the urban retreat.

London Fashion Week guide