Hello from Amanda

Welcome to Amanda Zips It Up as we hit mid-September… The heatwave is over and Autumn is coming. For some, it’s a new academic year, new term, new chapter. But for me, September is all about London Fashion Week.

LFW SS24 is almost here

So, listen up, fashionistas – it’s time to slide into that Miu Miu cashmere and Zara slip dress and march yourself down to 180 The Strand, iced matcha latte in hand. Because London Fashion Week (LFW) is almost here, where all the latest looks for Spring/Summer 2024 (SS24) will be strutting the catwalks. Here’s all the information you need.

When is London Fashion Week 2023?

LFW takes place twice a year: in February and September. This instalment will be from Friday September 15 to Tuesday September 19 2023.

Where is London Fashion Week held?

London Fashion Week usually takes place at 180 The Strand and Somerset House in central London. The closest tubes are Holborn and Temple.

How do I get tickets to London Fashion Week 2023?

Unfortunately, most of the LFW shows are invite-only, so you can’t buy tickets. However, there’s a huge amount of online coverage. 

What designers should I be watching out for?

As well as the big names like Burberry, Simone Rocha, Roksanda and JW Anderson, there are also a ton of exciting newer designers putting on shows. 

LFW events that you can actually attend

Thankfully, LFW also puts on a ‘City Wide Celebration’ with free events and shows staged by brands and designers that the public can attend. The events include designer Q&A sessions, workshops around zero-waste Craftsmanship and upcycling, live music performances, and limited edition product drops. 

You can see the full schedule on the LFW website.

PLUS, big news this week is the EXCLUSIVE teaser on Insta featuring the new RITA ORA collab with PRIMARK, which has been two years in the making. Check out my socials for a sneaky peak. Expect plenty of black lace, denim and plenty of Rita’s quirky style coming to a Primark store near you on TUESDAY 19th SEPT 2023.

In this week’s instalment we’re talking super juices, Naomi Campbell at Pretty Little Thing plus Pammie’s iconic red swimsuit.