It's back!! London Fashion Week, the event so cool that its Week lasts less than a week; and they're still holding it in a parking garage in Soho surrounded by one-way streets clogged by oblivious taxis, tourists, delivery vans and irritated commuters wanting to take shortcuts home. And sadly, despite the far-flung reaches of my *cough* media empire, I don't have access to the privileged goings-on inside.
But I do have access to the public streets outside. And isn't that privilege enough? Here's how it went down:
My London Fashion Week experience actually started the night before, at the premiere for 'The Beatles : Eight Days A Week' attended by (among other people) Madonna, Michael Keaton, and fashion designer Stella McCartney:
Day2 of London Fashion Week found itself besieged by protesters (insofar as they were outside, and most of The Beautiful People were sipping champagne inside). And while the protesters' chanting was fervent (and even at times rhymed), I found it hard to draw a line between their cause and how it connected to London Fashion Week specifically. You know, rather than it merely being a place where lots of people and cameras were concentrated.
So... that was London Fashion Week SS17 / 2016.2. There's a fifth day but I won't be attending that one. Please accept my apologies.
Until next time *kiss* *kiss*
PS. My past London Fashion Week Journals are still around, encompassing
LFW2015.1, and from earlier this year, LFW2016.1. And yet for all my dedication, I'm yet to be invited to shoot an *ACTUAL* fashion event!
PPS. (call me?)