Fashionable happenings today
While London Fashion Week struts its stuff around town, weâ€™re thrilled to reserve you FROW seats in our own unmissable style spectacular. Weâ€™re talking loads of gorgeous bargains in the BrandAlley sales and up to 70% off in our permanent Outlet.
And if you havenâ€™t got a ticket to the LFW shows, you can catch a pick of the shows at Stylist.co.uk.
London Design Festival
Happy 10th anniversary, London Design Festival! As one of the worldâ€™s most important annual design events, there are hundreds of exciting events around the city celebrating Londonâ€™s creativity and ingenuity. Once again, the V&A is the festival hub of this design extravaganza, where you can enjoy a fascinating array of displays, installations, talks and workshops – and rub shoulders with Londonâ€™s design community. Click here to watch the V&Aâ€™s short film all about the Festival and visit London Design Festival for full details.
The London Look
During July, the Horniman Museum ran a photography challenge with the Londonist, asking participants if there was a definitive London look. And now, the fourteen, amazing finalist photographs, selected from over 350 entries, are on display.Â Inspired by the Museumâ€™s current exhibition â€˜The Body Adorned: Dressing Londonâ€™, The London Look captures the cityâ€™s unique style through street photography and is timed to coincide with London Fashion Week.
Renegade Craft Fair
Calling all craft fans!Â The second annual American Renegade Craft Fair is on today in London at the Old Truman Brewery from 11am-6pm. The Renegade team is renowned for getting the very best contemporary indie artists all together in one place, picked from hundreds of applicants. So, you can expect a brilliantly curated, eclectic mix of up-and-coming, young designers creating original and handmade goodies. Itâ€™s also the perfect opportunity for shopping, hands-on workshops, music and crafty gossip.
Sunday Antique Fairs
If you love pottering around antique fairs on a Sunday, youâ€™re in for a treat. There are quite a few happening around the UK today. Like the Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors’ Fair â€“ the largest antiques, vintage and collectorsâ€™ event in the West Country – offering everything from furniture and paintings to textiles, clothing and vintage teddies. To find an antique fairer nearer you, go to the incredibly useful Antiques Atlas.
Free crochet patterns
And now weâ€™re into autumn, why not make your own cosy-chic pair of wristwarmers? You’ll find all sorts of fabulous free patterns and photo tutorials online, like the ones for these gorgeous, beginner-friendly fingerless gloves on About.com.
Picture credits: Top banner and image of people lying on installation: Â© London Design Festival at the V&A, Who’s That Girl, Halfway to Heaven: Â© Robbie Ewing (one of the winning entries in The London Look at the Horniman Museum),Â Gift Wrap image: Â© Renegade Craft Fair – London, Antique Fair image: Â© Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors’ Fair, Fingerless Gloves: photo Â© Michael Solovay taken from About.com.