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London Fashion Week - Still Making History

London Fashion Week - Still Making History

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

It's that time again – London Fashion Week is about to begin. One of the big four and (call us biased) our favourite of course. 
 
Since it’s beginnings in a west London car park in 1983, London’s fashion weeks have been making history – here are some of our favourite moments:
 
1983 – Designers such as John Galliano and Betty Jackson debuted.
1986 – Margaret Thatcher attends and stays for a whole week which brought this to VIP status. 
1993 – Naomi Campbell put it firmly in the diaries when she walked topless down the runway for Philip Treacy. 
1995 – A student designer named Stella McCartney sold out her entire collection after her show. 
1997 – There was controversy when a curvy, size 14 model called Sophie Dahl walked down the aisle in the face of the anorexia debates through the industry. 
2005 – Topshop became the first high street store to be featured.
2009 – Somerset House became the new home and Anna Wintour sat front row after a 2 year absence. 
2010 – Mark Jacobs becomes the first designer to start producing a ‘Plus Size’ range. 
2018 – London will become the first to go completely fur free
 
This year will see some top British brands like Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Christopher Kane and Temperley London, showcasing their new collections. Blakes Hotel will be home to Amy Sacco through Fashion Week as well. Amy and her friends will be taking over 2 suites for fashion and beauty – guests can pop in to see Victoria Grant, Jade Jagger, Bonnie Young, Tala, Tara Smith, Victorine and Mary Temperley.