London Fashion Week is always a bit cray cray and this year I took it super easy. Purely because I’d so much on with work but it’s always nice to pop along to a couple of the shows and events to catch up with some friendly faces.
Kicking off proceedings Alexa Chung hosted a party to give us a glimpse of what she has in store with her Archive By Alexa collection at M&S. Alexa got to rifle through the M&S back catalogue of styles, selecting her favourites and bringing them back to life with modern reinterpretation. It’s always good to catch up with David Gandy who was getting ready to celebrate his birthday the next day.
Julien MacDonald hosted one of the grandest LFW events in what I think is a former church at One Mayfair. A stunning army of models, including men and a few children, presented a dazzling range of sequined, feathered and cut-out pieces. I was meeting a friend for lunch afterwards so I kept it casual in jeans, a chunky roll neck knit jumper and a shearling collar leather bomber jacket from Hackett.
That evening, the Mr Porter fifth birthday celebrations with BMWi3 were held at The Savile Club and what a party they put on. Complete with a Martini bar, and a caviar and Vodka bar – not that I like caviar but I like the other options! – a host of familiar faces turned out for the occasion. Luke Evans, Lucky Blue Smith and my favourite Graham Norton who was in flying form! The dress code was ‘Very Mr Porter’ so I wore a double breasted grey flannel suit with a window pane over check with a black tee and brown suede double monkstrap shoes.
Afterwards I hot footed it across town to the old Billingsgate Market for Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss’ second annual Fund Fair raising money for the Naked Heart Foundation. The old Market was transformed with carnival lights, bumper cars and all the fun things you’d associate with a fun fair… except the prizes were more bottles of Bollinger and Louis Vuitton!
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