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London Fashion Week begun this Friday, with a plethora of parties, shows and events to attend. Topshop Unique lead a major change in the industry this season by inviting their customers to buy the collection right after the show, and Burberry also endorsed the see-now buy-now model for their SS17 offering. Everyone from Cara Delevigne to Suki Waterhouse attended the über cool i-D party on Sunday; another mentionable fashion-packed party was the Red Valentino store opening, with Charlotte Wiggins, Matilda Lowther and Sam Rollinson just a few of the IT-people to make an appearance.
The Hadid Girls arrived in London, with one opening the Versus show in Marylebone, and the other one (guess who?) taking a seat on the Frow with back-together boyfriend Zayne Malick. A quick NYFW flashback (rather literally) has to include the insane Marc Jacobs show, with the models donning pastel coloured dreadlocks and weaving in-and-out of hanging ‘raining’ lightbulbs on the catwalk. Basically, fashion week has been pretty fabulous (and crammed full) so far.
The Vogue Voice of a Century party took place on Sunday to celebrate a new literary edition to the Vogue empire. Published by Genesis Publications, the book-launch attracted everyone from Victoria Beckham to Christopher Bailey (as well as Anna Wintour), who all flocked to 5 Hertford Street to drink Moet & Chandon with Editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman. The book itself comprises comments from Vogue’s photographers, designers, models and contributors over the last 100 years, and is bound to be a new coffee table favourite.
Clockwise from top left: Great British Bake Off news, Valentino Red store opening, Vogue Voice of a Century party with Alexandra Shulman, The British Vogue team, Women Can Stop Trump campaign, Versus show front row couple, Inside Vogue Diary and Cara Delevigne & friends at the iD party.
Want more Vogue? Alexandra Shulman shared a sneak peek of her next new book titled, Inside Vogue: A Diary Of My 100th Year, which is set to be released soon and encompasses her personal diary of the magazine’s centenary.
Politics update: Hilary Clinton collapsed on Sunday during a 9/11 memorial in New York due to her recently-revealed pneumonia, and has consequently cancelled her upcoming trips to recover her health. The Democrat’s opposition has also been in the news this week, but for a slightly different reason; The “Women Can Stop Trump” campaign landed this week, featuring Zoe Kravitz and Diane Guerrero in the response to Donald Trump’s “Womans Empowerment Tour”.
Victoria Beckham showcased a silk/velvet textured collection at NYFW, and celebrated its success by taking part in an impromptu dance routine in Times Square, New York, as you do.
Less fashion, more food – yet still highly relevant – Channel 4 broke the news on Monday that the Great British Bake Off will moving to the channel for its next series, without presents Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Cue a plethora of enraged tweets, comments and opinions – where do you stand?