When London Fashion Week was born in a car park in West London in 1984, style bloggers and the internet had yet to play a prominent role in shaping the landscape of fashion. Today, what's trending on the streets is as important as much as the exclusive runway shows featuring renowned names such as Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, and Burberry.
This year's Autumn/Winter show is based at Somerset House in the heart of London. The event is filled with fashion-conscious bloggers, models, designers and stylists dressed to impress for the cameras. In the 1980s, there was no Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for attendees to share the shows and events on. Today, fashion week operates in real time. Couture-loving fans are able to virtually partake in fashion events regardless of where they live.
Subsequently, street style has become an integral part of fashion week and trends in general, which explains why there are hoards of photographers snapping photos of up-and-coming designers, unique outfit combinations, and well-known regulars on the circuit.
My photographer and I had to share with you some of our favourite looks on the street from the past three days so far.
This pink tutu and the fringed pink clutch are such a chic pairing together, complemented by the accent gold necklace.
The bold gold accessories and the shiny shimmer of this orange clutch adds a bold pop to a relatively simple, classic black outfit.
Keeping it simple with classic colors is a fail-safe way to dress. These loose, white pants match well with the white shoes. Over-sized, long coats have also been spotted here at London Fashion Week.
These were my two favorite coats of the day from the Belgium-based brand, TutuChic. These two are representatives from the brand, which will be showing at Paris Fashion Week. These coats are absolutely stunning and so reminiscent of Sex and the City. They feature a tutu-shaped bottom half and the shape is extremely flattering for any waistline. You can find the coat on the right, Coat Glitz, online.
A quirky clutch and black and white never goes out of style.
Colorblocking at London Fashion Week.
This daring attendee chose an unusual array of accessories and made her black lipstick work. Fur is a huge part of the London fashion scene, unlike its North American New York counterpart.
Keeping it simple with a leather satchel and a cashmere-silk scarf.
Images: Michelle Pham and Cathy Wang