The spring has arrived and so the season for fashion designers to come up with their new collections. London Fashion Week has just kick-started on February 15. The one week event will last on February 20, Tuesday.
Apart from showcasing glamour, new styles and introducing the spring/summer fashion trends, here is what the vibrant London Fashion Week is all about.
London Fashion Week- A Platform for Campaigns
No need to mention that, fashion often reflects the cultural aspirations and happenings in a period, through direct or indirect manifestations. On the eve of London Fashion week, while there is a talk about upcoming trends and introduction of the designs that are going to shape the wardrobes for months to come, many designers are using the platform to voice their concerns.
Protests by Plus- Size Models
A group of models, protesting in favour of the plus size models, outside the venue of London Fashion Week, remained the centre of attraction. 25 years old model Hayley Hasselhoff who is an advocate of plus size model industry led the protest along with models who wore the lingerie. Simply be, fashion retailer for plus-size customers, also collaborated the protests. The participants held the placards that read, “Curves shouldn’t mean compromise”, “Love your curves”, “LFW- Where are the curves”. The purpose of such protest is to make the fashion industry more inclusive all the beauty types.
On international level, fashionistas are realizing the significance of targeting a diverse audience. Recent example is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in China, where Ashley Graham represented the plus size models.
Sustainability Drive by Vin and Omi
Governments, NGOs and various organizations are stressing upon the need for sustainable development, given the vast depletion of resources. The issue also echoed in the London Fashion Week, where two designers Vin and Omi, showcased the clothes made up of wool and plastic bottles. They attempted to convey the message about need to produce the sustainable fashion wears to minimize impact and burden on resources.
Royal Wedding Hats by Mulberry
It was impossible for Royal wedding of Meghan and Harry to not make its way to the London Fashion Week. What exactly became the talk of the town were royal hats by the Mulberry. Fashion brand showcased the royal hats for women for attending the royal wedding in the month of May.
Burberry’s Dedication to LGBT
Reports suggest that Christopher Bailey has announced to leave the fashion brand Burberry after 17 years. According to BBC, Burberry will also dedicate the show to LGBT community with special rainbow colour hats. So, London Fashion Week is likely to be a lot more inclusive.