Style: London Fashion Week September 16 - 21, 2011News and views of London Week from around the web.
Sep 16, 2011
London S/S 2012 begins today. View the show schedule . . . London Fashion Week
Models Andrej Pejic and Daphne Guinness admit they starve themselvesDaniela Elser, Debra Killalea, news.com.au | Sep 21, 2011
TWO international fashion heavyweights have finally admitted they have to starve themselves to fit into haute couture clothes. Male model Andrej Pejic and fashionista Daphne Guinness said they needed to go hungry to look good. Pejic, who has modelled womens clothing for Jean-Paul Gaultier, has told Grazia magazine that he lives in a state of semi-starvation to fit into the designer outfits, sparking anger from nutritionists who labelled his comments as irresponsible. Read more at . . . Herald Sun
The misery of being a supermodel! Sara was on the cusp of joining the likes of Naomi and Kate but she traded the catwalk for motherhoodSara Stockbridge, Mail Online | Sep 19, 2011
Sara Stockbrige reminisces on her time as Vivienne Westwood's favourite model as she watches her successors on the catwalk at Westwood's Red Label show. "I've seen this all before, only from the catwalk. I wasn't always a 40-something mother-of-two. Twenty-one years ago, it was me leading Vivienne Westwood on for her final bow at her Spring/Summer 1990 show. I took my newborn son Max on with me for the final outfit at Vivienne's suggestion - only I didn't wear the platform shoes in case I tripped and dropped him." . . . Mail Online
Watch out Kate Moss! Sarah Harding sets the catwalk on fire with new red tresses as she models at London Fashion WeekNadia Mendoza, Mail Online | Sep 19, 2011
It's a classic way to heal a broken heart; cry into the pillow, gorge on takeaways, have a makeover, then show your ex what they're missing. And Sarah Harding is no exception to the rule having dyed her locks red and owning the catwalk at London Fashion Week. The Girls Aloud star took to the runway at the Look Magazine show, oozing confidence and glamour as she wiggled her hips in various outfits. See the gallery at . . . Mail Online
Brits take centre stage at London Fashion WeekLuke Leitch, Telegraph | Sep 17, 2011
Some lovely clothes, some iffy ones too, and celebrities galore - welcome to jamboree that is London Fashion Week. American superstar Beyoncé and Italian fashion emperor Roberto Cavalli were both hosting star-studded parties on saturday night, but the Brits took centre stage on the catwalk. In the main 'showspace' - a grand title for a marquee in the cobbled courtyard of Somerset House - cut was king at Jasper Conran. See the gallery at . . . Telegraph.co.uk
Edgy London takes over fashion season batonMaysa Rawi, MailOnline | Sep 16, 2011
It's not unusual for models to reveal a glimpse of chest on the catwalk. But on the first day of London Fashion Week, it seems to have become something of a trend. Jena Theo, Bora Aksu and even one of Samantha Cameron's favourite designers Emilia Wickstead made topless part of the show today Story and pictures at . . . MailOnline
Edgy London takes over fashion season batonMarie-Louise Gumuchian, Reuters | Sep 16, 2011
London kicked off the British leg of the fashion calendar on Friday, with designers eager to lift the gloom on the high street with the glitz of the catwalk through some of the edgiest shows in the season. As summer draws to an end and retailers pack their stores with winter stock, September is one of the most important months in the fashion calendar as the four big catwalk fixtures -- New York, London, Milan and Paris -- gear up for next season.
Read more . . . Reuters
London Fashion Week officially opensEmily Cronin, Elle | Sep 16, 2011
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman lauded the 'tireless' creativity of British designers as they officially opened the S/S '12 London Fashion Week. Addressing a crowd of fresh-faced fashion press, many of whom already grasped the day's first glass of champagne at 9:45AM, Johnson struck an irreverent note. 'This is by far the most glamorous audience that I ever get to address,' he said. 'It's a great, great pleasure to be opening London Fashion Week.'
Read the srticle in . . . Elle