Written by Jordan Ellen Wood
When you heard the rumours about fashion icon Victoria Beckham showcasing her collection at London Fashion Week, you rolled your eyes in envy incase you missed it...But shortly after the rumours were fueled with a confirmation her collection will be at the worldwide fashion event, we knew it would be one stylish week not to miss (or forget). After Men's Fashion Week was a highlight of January already, we all knew we had to start planning out outfits ASAP for Womens Fashion Week and get ahead of the game.
One of the biggest fashion cities in the world will be holding talent from all aspects of the creative industry, from bloggers to designers, and buyers to photographers. As we wait in anticipation of who will be on the FROW at all the designers showcases, let's have a look at what designers will be there…
Marta Jakubowski 16TH February 15:00 pm
Born in Poland and raised in Germany, it was from a young age that Marta wanted a career in fashion. She graduated with an MA from the Royal College of art in 2014. Her previous experience has entailed her to produce magnificent collections, with working with designers such as Alexander Wang and Jonathan Saunders, which later on inspired her more to create her own label.
Ashley Williams 16th February 19:00 pm
Being able to showcase her collection in the city she was born and raised in, is Ashley Williams. A promising young designer, set to take the fashion world by storm. Ever since graduating from The University of Westminster in mid 2012, she was always known as one to watch. Williams is currently stocked internationally in leading retailers including Selfridges in London, Colette in Paris and Joyce in Hong Kong.
JW Anderson 17th February 10:00 am
Irish born Jonathan Anderson is a recognizable name in the fashion industry, by setting his name by his dreamy collections. The fashion designer was first recognised in 2008s London Fashion Week with his labels first collection.The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.Anderson's aesthetics has other designers quivering at their feet with his unique design of providing an interpretation of masculinity and femininity. JW Anderson has evolved into an internationally renowned and award-winning brand. In the past, accolades have included British Fashion Awards for ‘Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear’ (2012), ‘The New Establishment Award’ (2013) and 'Menswear Designer of the Year' (2014). Most recently at the 2015 British Fashion Awards the brand received an historic double award for ‘Menswear’ and ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year’, the first time any brand has ever won both prestigious awards.
Simone Rocha 17th February 12:00 pm
Forn in Ireland, Dublin was critically acclaimed fashion designer Simone Rocha. Her talent came from what she learnt at The National Collection of Art and Design in Dublin, which later studied at Central Saint martins. Her collections have gained her some of the most prestigious stockists in the world including Dover Street Market, Browns, Colette in Paris, Ikram in Chicago, Bergdorf Goodman and 10 Corso Como in Milan, Seoul and Shanghai. She has done numerous projects which have inspired other ambitious designers, from launching a collaboration with US based denim label J Brand to being received editorial coverage from high fashion publications such as Vogue US, Interview, Purple, Dazed and Confused and CR Fashion Book. Rocha has evolved into an internationally renowned and award-winning brand. In the past, accolades have included British Fashion Awards for ‘Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear’ (2013) and ‘The New Establishment Award’ (2014). Most recently at the 2016 Fashion Awards Simone received the “British Womenswear Designer Award” as well as the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Designer of Year Award.Simone works on seasonal imagery and produces limited edition printed books featuring this and the works of collaborators and inspirations. Simone has worked with Jacob Lillis, Eoin McLoughlin, Louise Bourgeois, Perry Ogden, Niall O’Brien, Roni Horn and most recently Jackie Nickerson for these books.
House of Holland 17th February 18:30 pm
His name is what got the fashion world talking, after capitulating the limelight of everyone else after his irrelevant slogan tees. The slogan tees featured numerous ‘fashion groupie’ slogans with catchphrases that spoke louder than words. If you have a tee then you will recognise the phrases “uhu gareth pugh” and “get your freak on giles deacon”. In February 2008, after two seasons showing with Fashion East, House Of Holland held its first solo show on the London Fashion Week schedule to critical acclaim. Now in the brand’s 10th year, House Of Holland is firmly established in the international fashion arena and in January 2012 was awarded a two-season fashion forward sponsorship. Holland pictures the girl who wears his collections as someone who has a london aesthetic in mind and has various attitudes, cultures and mindsets about them. They are also cool, confident and savvy and wears labels without letting them wear her. If you are one of those girls, then you have done Henry Holland proud.
Nicopanda 19th February 18:00 pm
Known for his unsurpassed creativity and magnificent collaborations is style influencer Nicola Formichetti. And if you haven’t heard of his brand NICOPANDA, then you must of been living under a rock for the past few years. The city influenced brand has all things edgy and playful for the perfect ready-to-wear collection. NICOPANDA is at the forefront of the fashion world with the over the top creativity and uniqueness in the work. Loved by street culture enthusiasts around the world and frequently seen on the hottest celebrities and influencers, NICOPANDA is designed for all and available to all.
And if they are only a few of the 80 designers showcasing, then you know the rest will be shows not to miss… Make sure to stay tune with all the updates and news at LFW.