Fashion and Style combined with Polyvore sets
We’re now moving on to the first London Fashion Week I have covered (from the comfort of my own home and laptop computer, that is) since my mother fell ill. Today being the 17th of February, two things happen today; LFW begins its runway shows for the Fall/Winter collections and it marks exactly one year since my mother wound up in the hospital due to her rapidly deteriorating health/condition. This weekend will mark exactly one year since my mother was diagnosed with cancer, specifically Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. So far getting back into a routine of covering and reviewing fashion shows has provided me with a distraction that prevents me from dwelling on everything that began a year ago this month and eventually culminated to a drastic life change for not only me, but my family as we knew it. That is a good thing since I probably would’ve started drinking or eating to prevent me from dealing with the feelings that come with this.
NYFW has had its fair share of good runway shows this season. if what I read from an article headline published over at nowfashion.com is true, then art is finding its way back into fashion in some form or another, then I have high hopes for the Resort and Spring/Summer collections that will be debuting in a matter of months. I can only hope the London runway shows can replicate upon that success and maybe even expand that.
The schedule for LFW Fall/Winter 2017-18 is as follows:
February 17: Teatum Jones opens the very first day of LFW at 4:30 am (9:30 am), Fyodor Golan at 6am (11am), Orla Kiely at 6:30 am (11:30 am), Marta Jakubowski at 7:30 am (12:30 pm), Eudon Choi at 8am (1 pm), Steventai at 9:30 am (2:30 pm), Bora Aksu at 10 am (3 pm), Haizhenwang at 10:30 am (3:30 pm), Daks & Whistles both start at 11am (4 pm), Roberta Einer at 11:30 am (4:30 pm), Ashley Williams & Fashion Scout both start at noon (5 pm), Paul Costelloe at 12:30 pm (5:30 pm), PPQ at 1pm (6 pm), Sadie Williams at 1:30 pm (6:30 pm), On/Off at 2 pm (7 pm), Le Kilt at 2:30 pm (7:30 pm), and closing the first day at 3pm (8 pm) are both Central Saint Martins MA & Belstaff.
February 18: Sid Neigum & Chalayan both open up the 2nd day at 4 am (9 am), Paula Knorr at 4:30 am (9:30 am), Ryan LO at 5 am (10 am), Fashion East at 6 am (11am), Faustine Steinmetz at 6:30 am (11:30 am), Jasper Conran at 7 am (noon), Edeline Lee at 7:30 am (12:30 pm), Julien Macdonald at 8 am (1 pm), Markus Lupfer at 8:30 am (1:30 pm), Molly Goddard at 9 am (2 pm), Astley Clarke at 9:30 am (2:30 pm), Ports 1961 at 10 am (3 pm), Alice Archer at 10:30 am (3:30 pm), J. W. Anderson at 11 am (4 pm), Palmer / / Harding at 11:30 am (4: 30 pm), Emilia Wickstead at noon ( 5 pm), Halpern at 12:30 pm (5:30 pm), Simone Rocha at 1 pm (6 pm), Globe- Trotter at 1:30 pm (6:30 pm), House of Holland at 2 pm (7 pm), Gareth Pugh at 3 pm (8 pm), and Versus closes the 2nd day of runway shows at 4 pm (9 pm).
February 19: Margaret Howell opens the 3rd day of LFW at 4 am (9 am), Anya Hindmarch follows at 5 am (10 am), Duro Olowu & ROBERTS|WOOD both start at 5:30 am (10:30 am), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi at 6 am (11 am), Malone Souliers at 6:30 am (11:30 am), Roland Mouret at 7 am (noon), Toga at 8 am (1 pm), A.W.A.K.E. at 8:30 am (1:30 pm), Topshop Unique at 9 am (2 pm), Natasha Zinko at 9:30 am (2:30 pm), Peter Pilotto at 10 am (3 pm), Mulberry at 11 am (4 pm), MM6 Maison Margiela at 11:30 am (4:30 pm), David Koma at noon (5 pm), Phoebe English at 12:30 pm (5:30 pm), Temperley London at 1 pm (6 pm), Mary Katrantzou at 2 pm (7 pm), and the ever-so-whimsical Charlotte Olympia brings day 3 to a close at 3 pm (8 pm).
February 20: Antonio Berardi opens day 4 at 4 am (9 am), Roksanda at 5 am (10 am), Erdem at 6 am (11 am), Hill and Friends & Dorateymur both start at 6:30 am (11:30 am), Pringle of Scotland at 7 am (noon), Sophia Webster at 7:30 am (12:30 pm), Sharon Wauchob & Aspinal of London both start at 8 am (1 pm), Shrimps at 8:30 am (1:30 pm), Huishan Zhang at 9 am (2 pm), Christopher Kane at 10 am (3 pm), Osman at 11 am (4 pm), Joseph at noon (5 pm ), Ashish at 1 pm (6 pm), and Burberry draws the 4th day to a close at 2:30 pm (7:30 pm).
February 21: Victoria Victoria Beckham & Emilio de la Morena both open the 5th and final day of LFW at 4 am (9 am), Richard Malone at 4:30 am (9:30 am), Amanda Wakeley at 5 am (10 am), Isa Arfen & J. JS Lee both start at 6 am (11 am), Dorateymur at 6:30 am (11:30 am), Marques’ Almeida at 7 am (noon), Toogood at 7:30 am (12:30 pm), Tata Naka at 8:30 am (1:30 pm), and Xiao Li closes the final day of LFW for the Fall/Winter season at 9:30 am (2:30 pm).
The designers in bold are runway shows you are able to watch live on Vogue.com. Just click on this link: LFW Ready to Wear and click on the day. After clicking on the day, scroll down to the designer that they’re hosting live and click there. For example, click on 18, which will take you to the listed shows that take place that day. Scroll down for until you see the designer scheduled at 11 am that day and click on the name or the word live that’s highlighted in red. You should be taken directly to the designer’s page where either the runway show is being streamed live or pictures of the collection will be posted once the show begins. If that doesn’t work out, then go to nowfashion.com, click on schedule and it’ll take you to the calendar where the runway shows are listed. Once there, you’ll notice a bar that says Coming Events, those are the shows they’re hosting either livestreamed or photographs of the show will be posted as the runway show begins. Just click on the designer(s) listed on the bar. You’ll go to another page where a designer will either have an embedded video or the pictures will appear in real time.