Usually held between the New York Fashion Week and the Milan Fashion Week, London will host its week of fashion this September 18th- 22nd with Menswear to be featured on the 23rd 2009. This year’s events aren’t ones to be missed as big names like Antonio Berardi and Pringle of Scotland will be there. Also, designers are emphasizing ethical fabrics this year!
Unanimously one of the greatest shopping destinations in the world, London is the perfect place to be for lovers of style and design. This year’s festivities will be held at Somerset House and 180 The Strand. Somerset House is housing the British Fashion Council catwalk show venue, The Portico Rooms presentation space, showrooms, NEWGEN, exhibitors and sponsor lounges.
And 180 The Strand, just moments away from Somerset House will showcase ready to wear designs and accessories. Click here for full details of London Fashion Week’s Catwalk Schedule.
This year London is Celebrating 25 years of British Fashion and that means the city will be in full force. With some of the greatest clubs, restaurants, bars and shops in the world you are going to need some amazing London hotels to add some bling to your visit to the city.
High Road House:
Located in the heard of Chiswick, West London, this is an ultra chic retreat from London’s busy Fashion Week. Known as the western outpost of Nick Jonses Soho House members’ club, as a guest to the High Road House, you’ll get access to one of London’s exclusive private members’ clubs with entry to a savvy private members bar, restaurant and club.
All rooms at the High Road House are above ground with interiors designed using natural materials teamed in white, with a top note accent colour on details such as lamps and seating. Upstairs at the house is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or simple get together and downstairs is a space to lounge, enjoy their game room or have a drink.
Andaz Liverpool Street:
Right in the heart of London and only minutes away from London Fashion Week, Andaz Liverpool Street has been designed to create the ultimate hotel experience. Housed in a beautiful red brick Victorian building dating back to 1884 with interiors are truly modern and glamorous. With no reception desk and no check-in queue, you are invited to relax in the lounge while the check-in comes to you- offering the highest level of personal and uncomplicated service.
Anadaz Liverpool Street features numerous lounges, restaurants and bars to offering a variety of choices to suite any pallet. From British fine dining; to Japanese to local ales and an award winning champagne bar, each guest will be satisfied.
As a visitor to London there are many sites within a short distance of the hotel such as the River Thames, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the Tower of London and of course London Fashion Week!
This sophisticated boutique hotel exudes personality and charm. Only steps away from the world class shopping at Harrods is surly going to put you in the mood and stimulate your inspiration during London Fashion Week.
For anyone who has a love for beautiful things the 12 rooms in this hotel are designed with a clear emphasis on attention to detail. With special treats such as a champagne and cocktail bar instead of a mini bar, this hotel is clearly for those who have a love for the finer things in life.
The hotel is named after its founder, David Levin, a producer of Sauvignon Blanc. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of his organic wine as it is carried in the hotel. The Levin is truly a luxury getaway for the discerning traveler.
A lavish “Urban Spa” in the heart of London’s West End, Sanderson offers a retreat from the bustle of the city into a world of fantasy and wellbeing. Far from “normal” this luxury UK hotel has been created by Philippe Strack and is a surreal Cocteau-like dream world. Surrounding an extraordinary landmark Courtyard Garden designed by Philip Hicks, Starck’s visionary style mixes baroque and modern, juxtaposing Salvador Dali’s curvaceous red lips sofa with classic 60s mosaics and hand-carved African furniture with an oversized Louis XV armoire. This is a great stay for London Fashion Week visitors who are looking for something truly unique.
The 150 guest rooms, some with private gardens, feature silver-leafed sleigh beds, and oil paintings of soothing landscape scenes that are hung on the ceiling.
Your dining experience here will also be something to remember. With innovated continental cuisine that stands out as much as the décor.