Fashion Week taking London by storm

London Fashion Week kicked off last Friday, with shows set to take place in event spaces across the English capital.

According to the Retail Gazette, it’s “one of the biggest events in the fashion calender,” and will host a number of much-loved designers – including Burberry, Paul Smith and Issa.

“London Fashion Week is an excellent platform for British designers to showcase to the international fashion community,” said the acting CEO of UK Trade and Investment, Susan Haird. She went on to label Britain’s fashion industry as “creative, edgy brilliance,” and said it added £21 billion to the nation’s economy.

Commentators have already given their initial verdict on the offerings from the weekend, with Simon Chilvers giving his expert opinion to The Guardian.

He labelled Issa’s shows as having the “best catwalk soundtrack,” and claimed “Mulberry’s Tillie wooden wedge boots in deer brown, mole grey, waders green and red onion” would be the most popular items.

Furthermore, a writer for The Daily Mail gave their verdict, claiming: “One buyer declared there’s a buzz about London, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the days of Cool Britannia.”

“Blanket coats will be big next winter. Trousers have dropped again, with soft hipsters much in evidence. While if you bought a biker jacket this winter, that will look fresh too, come 2012. But why oh why the clumpy clogs, everywhere?”