Upon arriving, the first thing I noticed was the grandeur of the place and the buzzing atmosphere. Having wished to attend LFW for many years, it felt like a dream come true when I entered the grand hall where it was to be set. Sitting on the second row, I was met by the likes of Vicky Pattinson, Twinnie Lee Moore and Stephen Bear so it was safe to say I was on my very best behaviour! No slouching, big smile - the whole shebang! Despite being temporarily star struck, I had the pleasure of chatting to a fashion reporter and magazine owner sat beside me about the industry and learn some amazing tips from her own experiences working in London, Paris and Milan. Then it was time for the show to begin!
Finally, the most memorable of all the designers had to be Lenie Boya who re-wrote history within her collection. First, her collection titled 'dramatique' was simply amazing. There are no other words for it. Each garment was luxurious but exhumed a timeless, elegant aura from it. Each piece was as dramatic as the last building into an every growing crescendo of anticipation and admiration. The most incredible thing to witness through her collection was her rewriting the LFW history books by using a stunning amputee model to showcase her designs. Paralympic athlete Stefanie Reid has become the first British amputee to ever grace the London Fashion Week runway and grace it she did! She opened and near-closed Boya's show wearing a bespoke blade prosthesis featuring an elegant chandelier. She said herself in countless interviews how she views her leg as something to be embraced and it was truly something spectacular! She stole the show!
All in all, it was an outstanding evening and I am truly honoured to have been able to attend!