Last week saw London Fashion Week hit town, for the first time held at the beautiful Somerset House building and further down the road at 180 Strand. Personally, I found the place (SH) a maze of little intimidating rooms and I'm sure that even after three days, I missed out a number of exhibitors. 180 was much more open and livelier although the exhibitors there felt they were missing out on the action. Highlights for me included the eco area Estethica, run by the delightful and vivacious Orsola de Castro and including exciting newcomer Goodone, the divine clothes collection from La Petite Salope in Somerset House and the vibrant and exciting prints of Eley Kishimoto.
The London Fashion Week sale weekend was a disappointment - and expensive to get in to. Much better were the Designer Warehouse Sales in N1 which took place the weekend of Fashion Week itself. Check out the beautiful bejewelled John Galliano top I found there - originally £799 but mine for £399. Not a snip but a great reduction on the original price and a piece that will remain in my wardrobe for many years to come. Good news is there is going to be an additional Sale at the end of October due to demand from designers and customers alike. Check out the site for dates and directions.