London Fashion Week is generally known as the edgier of the big four (the others being Paris, New York and Milan of course) allowing designers to showcase their full creative range. This has made for pretty iconic moments over the years from Alexander McQueen's paint-spraying robots to The Queen sitting front row and Harper Beckham twinning with Anna Wintour.
While this year the schedule looks slightly different to years gone by, following a two year Covid-induced break, and the Queen's funeral. It means that we will certainly see a more subdued and considered LFW this season. We take a look back at the unforgettable London Fashion Week moments that made history, and cemented its position as a leading fashion capital.
Top 10 London Fashion Week Moments:
Naomi & Kate
Often photographed together in the early 1990s, models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss jointly attended the Designer of the Year Awards at the Natural History Museum during London Fashion Week, 19th October 1993.
Elizabeth Jagger's debut
Elizabeth Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, wore a hot fuchsia pink dress with an oversized orchid in her hair as she made her London catwalk debut at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show for London Fashion Week, 27th September 1998.
Shalom Harlow took to the London Fashion Week runway during the Alexander McQueen Ready to Spring/Summer 1999 fashion show on September 27, and the audience was dazzled by the performance art of two robots spraying the supermodel with black and neon yellow paint on stage.
Princess Diana's LFW moment
Diana Princess of Wales attended a reception for London Fashion Week at Lancaster House in London in March 1988. She wore an outfit by Bellville Sassoon.
Henry Holland's Iconic T-shirts
Supermodel Behati Prinsloo walked the runway during the House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2007 debut collection during London Fashion Week in February, in one of Henry’s iconic T-shirts which later became one of the standout trends of the 2000s.
The Queen Sits Front Row
Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied Anna Wintour watched British designer Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, during her visit to London Fashion Week's BFC Show Space in central London on February 20, 2018.
Burberry's Rain Soaked Show
Cara Delevingne and models carried umbrellas through plastic "rain" during the now iconic finale of the Burberry Prorsum London 2012 Autumn/Winter collection catwalk show at at Kensington Gardens during London Fashion Week on February 20, 2012.
Naomi's Charity Show
Naomi Campbell walked the runway at her charity Fashion for Relief's show during London Fashion Week on September 14, 2019 in one of the standout moments of the season, raising money for a noble cause.
Harper Twins with Anna Wintour
Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Anna Wintour attended the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week on February 17, 2019 and no one could get over the similarities between Harper and the legendary Vogue editor.
Antlers down the runway
A model shows off headgear fashioned from antlers during Alexander McQueen's Autumn/Winter show on the third day of London Fashion Week in 2001.
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