Last Friday, I rolled into bed at midnight, exhausted from the catwalk marathon that was New York Fashion Week. After countless parties and eighteen shows over nine days I was ready for my six hours of sleep.
Actually make that three.
As I tripped over my collection of goodie bags and press kits, I realized that I had to be at JFK by 5am that morning for a 7am flight to London. New York City had just wrapped up its Spring 2009 shows, but London was just now gearing up for its turn.
As I type this, I am in the British Fashion Council Tents at South Kensington getting ready to preview collections by some of London's most lauded designers. Highlights for this season include Christopher Kane, the current star of London's Fashion scene. Seasoned LFW veterans will be looking forward to Dame Viviene Westwood's show which is always a crowd pleaser for its eccentric English chic. Sinha-Stanic, a relatively new label, will draw authentic fashionistas who lust after this design duo's sleek, sultry, sexy pieces and the bold prints by Duro Olowu will no doubt be plastered on the blogosphere when his show debuts in a few days. It is the combination of new labels, established greats, and the chance to discover the next fashion star that continues to make London Fashion Week alluring. Yet, what would make it perfect would be pushing it back a few days after New York's to give fashion editors a chance to sleep.
Till then, stay tuned for more London Fashion Week posts from your fashionista on the ground!
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