London Fashion Week Spring 18

National Art Gallery 9London is known for it’s unique and eclectic style, and their fashion week was no different. The Brits really know how to put on a show! We attended a handful of events while visiting London, and each experience was incredible. From Julien Macdonald’s runway show, to a private party at the National Portrait Gallery, going to London Fashion Week for the first time was a dream come true. I’m sharing the highlights from our adventure where I often had to say, ‘Somebody pinch me!’IMG_0438London Fashion Week 1LFW 8Steven Tai 1ST 7Steven Tai 3ST 3ST12Steven Tai 2THE PRESENTATIONS
Steven Tai
Our first show of the season was Steven Tai’s presentation at Somerset House. Steven Tai is originally from Vancouver, and I was really excited to attend his presentation of his Spring 2018 collection. We were transported to a dreamy beach scene, complete with deck chairs, palm trees and pretend pools. Steven was in a summer mood, inspired by his need for a beach vacation! Models lounged in breezy fabrics in happy colours and crisp whites. The collection felt fresh and light, and cohesive.ย Somerset house 17London Show RoomLFW 12Sommerset House 4THE SHOW ROOMS
British Fashion Council

One of the best parts about London Fashion Week is the showrooms. Set up by the British Fashion Council, the showrooms are a place where buyers, media and influencers to meet and greet with the various brands. After Steven Tai’s presentation, we made our way upstairs to check out the 150 British and international designers booths. I was able to meet so many interesting designers and brand reps while walking through the showroom. This is such a great way for the industry to network, and do business. I discovered so many cool and interested brands from all over the world. From accessories, millenary, leather goods and ready to wear.National Portrait Gallery 10National Art Gallery 7National Portrait Gallery 2National Portrait Gallery MainRudimental 12F8A9797-2THE PARTY
COS 10 Year Anniversary at the National Portrait Gallery

Jonathon and I both love to visit art galleries, so an invitation to theย COS 10 year anniversary party at the National Portrait Gallery was incredibly exciting. After we walked from Trafalgar Square up the gallery steps, we were handed a crisp glass of champagne. We met our friend Cassie on the veranda and took in the incredible view before heading into the event.

We were planning to visit the gallery later that week, so this was such a treat. To be surrounded by some of the most recognizable art work in the world at a private showing was incredible. The attention to detail at this event was not lost on us. After a few delicious craft cocktails, we made our way downstairs, for a performance by Rudimental. They were UNBELIEVABLE! You must of heard their current hit ‘The Sun Come up’ on the radio. We had a front row view, and Jonathon was able to grab some amazing photos.

Add Rudimental to your playlist. You’ll thank me later.
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THE RUNWAY SHOW
Julien Macdonald

I saved the best for last. JULIEN MACDONALD’S RUNWAY SHOW!!! If you’re unfamiliar, Julien Macdonald took over for Alexander McQueen at Givenchy in 2001. Since then, he has rose to critical acclaim as one of Britain’s top designers under his own brand. To have the privilege to attend his show was a dream come true. Once inside the venue, we joined in on the fabulous disco party in full swing. Sponsored by Ciroc, we enjoyed cocktails and chatted with guests before entering the runway space.

The show was a glittery delight, complete with confetti falling from the ceiling as the models took their finale parade down the catwalk. Julien is known for creating killer, sexy dresses. His show was a display of some of the top models in the industry, including Alesandra Ambrosia, Winnie Harlow and Hailey Baldwin strutting in his beautiful creations. It was the perfect ending to our first London Fashion Week.Julien Macdonald 1Looking back at attending London Fashion Week, I can only feel grateful for the incredible experiences, the people we met and the doors that were opened for us. Fashion Week is always inspiring to attend, and London’s take is truly unique.

Big thank you to my partner and photographer, Jonathon Sanson for capturing LFW for Style Calling.

  • LOVED your Insta story! Shows are so fascinating to me and I love learning how they come together. So much artistry & thought goes into every single detail – it’s absolutely amazing!! And YES, I’m a huge fan of Julien Macdonald + I loved Alexander McQueen. The pieces are truly amazing!! Also love those sunnies on you, so darn pretty!! TGIF babes, hope you have the best time celebrating your anniversary tonight!!! xo

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    • Thank you Veronika! It was sooo amazing to attend all of these events – the party at the National Portrait Gallery was definitely a night to remember. I hope we get to go again soon ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for the Anniversary wishes too – excited to celebrate tonight!

  • This looks like so much fun!! And so cool!

    Jennifer
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    • Thank you Jennifer! It was such an incredible experience

    • Thank you! It was a lot of fun to attend and discover so many incredible designers.

  • Yvonne

    This all look so exciting! What a great experience it must have been and to join the part also!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo Yvonne
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    • Thank you Yvonne! It was a wonderful experience. SO much talent in the UK.
      Hope you have a great week ahead

  • Rach

    What an amazing experience!!

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    • Thanks Rach! It was so awesome to attend the various shows and presentations.
      Hope you have a great week ahead!

  • Kim

    What an amazing event! Gorgeous venue.

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    • Thanks Kim! The various events were so much fun to experience

  • Lady B

    You must have had a great time seeing these pieces and the models up, close and personal! Have a lovely Sunday hon ( :
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    • It was a pretty incredible experience! Thanks for stopping by Style Calling.
      Hope you have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What a fab fashion week, London has the best eclectic mix of designers!

    xo Annie

    New England Romance

    • You’re so right – such an eclectic mix of designers. I had so much fun taking it all in ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Looks like such an amazing time!

    xo, Jennifer
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    • Thanks Jennifer! It was a really cool experience

  • It would be so fun to go to London Fashion week, what an amazing experince
    xo
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    • It was really cool to experience London Fashion Week – you would of LOVED the show room. So many cool, interesting designers.

  • This looks really fun, with lots of amazing outfits and ideas. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thanks Jessica! Have you attended before? Seems right up your alley ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope you have a great week ahead xo

  • How amazing! Looks like you had a great time.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks Amy Ann! It was such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to go back again

  • Looks like you had such a great time.

    Gemma x
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    • It was quite the experience! It’s making me want to come back to the UK immediately!!

  • Seeing Alessandra Ambrosia walk down the runway must have been such a highlight, as well as the performance by Rudimental! Thanks for sharing your experience, this was such a fun read! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: Hotel Chocolat Valentine’s Heart Chocolate Box! x

    • Ah Gabrielle it was such a dream come true! Julien Macdonald show was amazing, and having a front row seat to Rudimental’s performance was so much fun. So happy you enjoyed reading about it – hope you have a wonderful week ahead xo

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    • It was an amazing experience. Thanks for stopping by Style Calling Nina ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What an amazing experience this must have been – absolutely a pinch me moment x

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    • Ah there were so many pinch me moments! The whole week was so wonderful to experience.
      Hope you have a great week ahead xo

  • glowyshoes1

    These are incredible pictures.. I hope to visit London soonest.

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  • How exciting with the event at National Gallery, looked like you had so much fun! Xx

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    • It was such a treat to be at the National Gallery after dark! We had the most incredible experience.
      Thanks for stopping by Style Calling ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What a fun experience, girlie! The energy at Fashion Week is always amazing and gets your heart pumping. It feels like New Years all over again, doesn’t it? Attending the Julien MacDonald show, I’m sure, was the highlight of your experience; how awesome! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

    XO,

    Jalisa

    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Ah it was SO amazing Jalisa! Thanks for stopping by Style Calling and checking out this post.
      You’re right, the energy at Fashion Week is so electric!
      Hope you have a great rest of the week too xo

  • Yes that’s so cool, loving the pictures !

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    • Thanks Caroline! It was such an incredible experience.

  • Samantha Sito

    Great post Lyndi! One day I’ll make it to LFW haah!

  • Dora Cruceru

    It’s so cool that you got to be a part of it! I always wanted to attend a fashion week in London
    Dora
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  • Thanks for sharing. Wish I was living in those parts of the world where attending any FW would be an option.
    Nonetheless its so lovely to view the stylings up close.

    Simone xoxo
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  • Pedazo de experiencia, que maravilla. Me encantarรญa asistir.

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  • Great collection and you look cute!!!
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