She Goes LFW – SS16

It feels like only yesterday that I attended London Fashion Week back in February (seriously, where has this year gone?), but before I even had a chance to reflect, 6 months had passed and I found myself frantically planning my outfits and itinerary, ready to do it all over again. 

(photo above by Rami Bittar)


This season, London Fashion Week took place at Brewer Street car park in Soho, as opposed to Somerset House. I love Somerset House, and have always thought it was the perfect venue for fashion week. For this reason, I had a feeling the change of location would be a disappointment, and I was right. 

As I walked up the road towards the car park, I saw the mass of people ahead, crowded outside the car park. The car park is located within metres from the main road that runs along the high street, which leaves only the pavement for people to stand whilst they wait to go inside. 

What I love about fashion week is that anyone can come along and immerse themselves into the buzzing atmosphere, regardless of whether or not they have tickets to any shows. Somerset House was the perfect place to hang around and people watch, but it was practically impossible to do so in Soho, unless you don’t mind standing in the middle of the road or feeling like you’re constantly in the way! 

That being said, it still had the exact same atmosphere as previous seasons, and this has got to do with the fact that everyone shares a common interest, and that’s fashion. 

I love seeing how each person puts together their outfit to reflect their individual style. It’s the perfect place to showcase your individuality, much to the excitement of the street style photographers!  

Wearing: A-line skirt | black roll neck | black fedora | Aspinal of London bag | mid heels | fluffy keyring 

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I was running late, as usual! 

As I practically ran down the road towards the car park, I was stopped by the lovely Zokaya, a photographer who also runs a fabulous blog (check it out here). I recognised him straight away as he interviewed me back in February! I stopped for a few photos and a chit chat before rushing off to my first show of the day, J. JS Lee. 

In between shows, I stopped for a coffee and social media break. Having the venue in Soho does have its perks, and the choice of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and shops all within a minutes walk of each other is extremely convenient. 

After a quick espresso, it was time for the next show, Bora Aksu. 

Afterwards, I made my way towards the presentation space to check out Edeline Lee and Vielma London’s presentations. 

I’ve included a few photos below of Edeline Lee’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. 

Edeline’s collection is placed in a highly visual context, which tells a story as you make your way around the space. Graphic colours of lilac, orange, aqua and yellow dominated the walls and were reflected onto the clothing too. 

I discovered that Edeline took inspired from Ocean Park, a series of paintings by Richard Diebenkorn when designing her collection. 

Pretty pastels dominated the collection, giving a feminine vibe which was offset by the strong, structured designs.

The dresses and separates featured an interesting overlay design that instantly caught my eye as I walked through the door. 

Refreshments were offered around, and I grabbed a green pressed juice to keep me going through the afternoon.  

Vielma London’s presentation will be featured in a separate post as I took a million and one photos!

I left the presentation space with my mind focused on what my wardrobe will look like come Spring/Summer next year, and stepped out into reality and onto the cold, wet streets of London. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact it’s Winter when I’m surrounded by pretty Summer clothing!

Day one had officially come to an end and it was time to head home and prepare myself for day two, which will be up in a few days. See you then!