London Fashion Weekend 2016

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a guest at fashion week, to be sat front row at a show among glam people like yourself social media-ing away as the hottest trends glide down the runway before your very eyes? Well this little gem of a weekend is your opportunity.

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*outfit: jeans: Zara, top: Zara, boots: Zara, sunglasses: Quay Australia, bag: Louis Vuitton

The experience was everything I had hoped for and more and was definitely worth the £45 I spent on a silver ticket allowing me access to everything (barring the Luxe Lounge) and seats at a designer runway show.

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The purchase allows you three and a half hours inside the magnificent Saatchi gallery in Chelsea to wander around endless rails of clothing, shoes and accessories and culminates in the catwalk show, this year’s being a dynamic display put on by Sibling.

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While the shopping was fab, as a student I can’t say I could afford to splurge on any items but there certainly was a wide range of products and marked down designer clothing to get your claws into. I also managed to spot Rosie Fortescue from Made in Chelsea, in the accessories room as she was selling her jewellery line. I must admit I was too scared to get a photo with her but oh well, next time!

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After strolling through rooms of garments, I was beyond ready to take my seat and experience my first catwalk show. The atmosphere was electric and the room oozed excitement as people perched in anticipation on the tightly packed white benches. The press were already snapping away at the end of the runway and camera flashes bounced off the white walls. The lights dimmed and the music banged through the speakers.We were off…

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The Sibling show was incredible. For me, it embodied what fashion should be; F U N. The clothes were vibrant, the energy levels of the models were sky high and there was smiles all round. The audience were captivated by both the designs and the liveliness of the human beings skipping down the runway.

All in all, the day was one I will keep with me for a long time. I would highly recommend the experience to anyone curious about the fashion world or fashion in general. You will not be let down. A small piece of advice to end; models walk fast. Use video rather than still shots to avoid major heart palpitations when you are trying to get your pics!

Buy tickets for future dates following this link – http://londonfashionweekend.co.uk

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