After finishing my first day at London Fashion Week SS16, I'm feeling very happy to put my feet up and enjoy a glass of prosecco in the company of my lovely friend Allie, whilst we reminisce over the past 2 years. It seems a little impossible to think we've been through five seasons of fashion week together, and yet here we are.
This time I decided to keep the outfit prep (panic) to a minimum and just stick to simple styles for the weekend. Day one involved one of my favourite combos at the moment - double denim. I chose to pair a simple denim shirt with a pair of cropped flares in a darker wash for a sophisticated but modern take on the trend. I finished off the look with a pair of tan sandals (which were perhaps not such a good idea after all as my feet were absolutely killing me by the end of the day).
A huge turning point this season was the change in location for the event. After holding fashion week at Somerset House for years and years, the British Fashion Council made the controversial decision to up and move the venue to a trendy car park in SoHo.
I can't say we were overly keen on the new location. I can see what they're trying to do, but in reality it doesn't work out very well. I much preferred having the courtyard outside Somerset House to hang out in between shows, catch up with friends and get inspired by the street style. In the new location, there just isn't the space to do that, unless of course you don't mind getting run over by oncoming traffic and trampled on by frustrated people working in the area. In my opinion, this kind-of killed the usually buzzing atmosphere of fashion week.
Other than that (and the painful shoes), we had a great day as usual. I saw two of my favourite designer shows: J. JS Lee and Felder Felder, as well as a super cool minimal presentation by John Smedley, but not until after we popped by the Wearisma lounge to take a well deserved break and refuel for the day. We popped by the usual suspects of Bill's and The Diner whilst we were in the area for some great food and cocktails between shows, before finally heading home to chill out before the madness starts all over again.
Stay tuned for day two and all the individual show reviews which should be up ASAP.
Are any of you at LFW this season? Let me know and hopefully we'll cross paths!