London is all set to welcome the much-awaited Fashion Week, which will start off on September 15, 2017, and will run through September 19, 2017. London Fashion Week, organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC), is held twice every year in London, in February and September. This clothing trade fair is one of the four biggest fashion weeks held across the globe, the other three being the Milan, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks. In the 2017 London Fashion Week, over 150 designers, including Erdem, Preen, Burberry and Anya Hindmarch, will treat audiences to their Spring Summer 2018 (SS18) collections.
Another prominent annual fashion event that is held in London, at the famous Carnaby Street shopping area of Westminster, is The Clothes Show. This clothes show gives an opportunity to over 20 new designers to showcase their talent. Attracted by these designs, buyers from all over the world make purchases, which are a major source of revenue for London’s Fashion Industry.
If you are planning to travel to London to be a part of such fashion shows, make sure you book yourself accommodation in one of London’s 4 star hotels near Hyde Park, for easy access to all the major venues, says a spokesperson from The WestBourne Hyde Park, a boutique hotel in London.
London’s Fashion Industry
London has always been a centre of high-end fashion. Internationally renowned designers like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are headquartered in London. This is why you won’t just be treated to the latest designs at fashion shows, but also at the malls, designer outlets and various streets of London, showcasing innovative designs in their characteristic products, attracting millions of buyers to this ultimate fashion destination.
According to statistics published by Fashion United, the UK fashion industry currently employs around 555,000 people in fashion, textiles and fashion retail, where most people are working in the retail sales of clothing. In fact, around half of the specialist fashion design jobs in the United Kingdom are located in and around the city of London.
Do you know where in London most of the leading fashion designers and companies are located? It is in the Knightsbridge district. However, it is not restricted to this district along; some fashion houses have their offices in Chelsea and South Kensington as well.
London’s Fashion Streets
London houses a plethora of streets that are home to luxury boutiques, world-class international flagships, vintage stores and exquisite jewelers. These shops offer something for all types of people, whatever their budget.
Discerning shoppers from around the world often book themselves into boutique hotels near Hyde Park to gain easy access to the capital’s best shopping spots. The best shopping destinations in the city are Oxford Street, Regent Street and Jermyn Street, Carnaby Street, King’s Road, Bond Street and Mayfair, Westfield, Convent Gardens and Knightsbridge. Along with the best in designer clothes, these streets also house a good range of mid-priced fashion stores.
If you too are packing your bags to take part in the various fashion events in London or simply to please the shopper inside you, staying in one of the 4 star hotels near Hyde Park would be a wise choice.