Last night marked the commencement of London Fashion Week, a celebration of creativity and empowerment that will be taking place over the next five days. Operating as one of the big four international Fashion Weeks, LFW is renowned for its unequaled innovation and responsible business. We can expect to see remarkable designs from over 130 brands showcasing their latest collections, and many familiar faces.
The opening was held at the Windmill Soho, originally known as a 320 seated theatre situated in the epicenter of Soho. The venue became renowned in the 1900s for its extravagant variety of acts, including the first show of nudity on stage. The venue has recently been refurbished into a theatrical dining experience set across three floors, each with a different function; The Theatre, which will act as the main restaurant, The Palais De Luxe, a suave upstairs bar, and The Royal Box, a lavish private room. There is also a speakeasy, which has been named after socialite Mrs. Laura Henderson, the original pioneering proprietor.
With such a prestigious venue, it seems only fair that The British Fashion Council enlisted iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell as co-host of the opening. Naomi stunned the event in a beautiful blue fIoor length gown, highlighting her gorgeous complexion and glowing skin.
The night was complemented with music from Drag Superstar DJ Jodie Harsh, and a surprise performance from Mabel. The venue was filled with talent and famous faces, notable attendees included; Singer Kehlani, Drag icons Gottmik and Tayce, model Munroe Bergdorf, and British rapper Tinie Tempah.
One of our favorite fashion moments from last night was Kehlani’s eye-catching bright green two-piece, which she paired with a slick bun and square sunglasses. We also have to mention Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who wore a gorgeous backless dress, coupled with an updo and face-framing fringe.
With such a strong opening night, 2021’s London Fashion Week is shaping up to be iconic, stay tuned for more!
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All Photo Credit: Courtesy of British Fashion Council
Words by Nadia Clasper