London Fashion Week & Estethica


We are currently in the middle of LFW AW12 season, and yesterday I went up for a one day whistle stop tour. It was my second season at LFW and I was keen to see as much as I could in one day, being unable to take any more time off work.

I didn’t attend any of the shows, but I did go round the exhibition, where brands showcase their latest designs, and concentrated my attention on Estethica, the ethical/sustainable fashion showcase. Later in the afternoon I attended the Ecoluxe London Showrooms which also popped up for LFW. Featuring a collection of smaller ethical and sustainable fashion, accessories and jewellery ranges, Ecoluxe ran for two days by invitation. I will be writing up a review of Ecoluxe for Oxfam in the coming days.

Estethica launched at LFW in 2006 and has been sponsored by Monsoon for the last 10 seasons. The exhibition space for Estethica felt a bit cramped (or maybe cosy?) but in my opinion was the most interesting part of the whole LFW exhibition space. The following designers showcased at Estethica and I will be focusing on some of their collections in future blog posts:

Ada Zanditon
Aiste Nesterovaite
Pachacuti
Joanna Cave
Charini
Dr Noki-NHS
Henrietta Ludgate
Junky Styling
Makepiece
The North Circular
Reclaim to Wear
Victim Fashion Street
Monsoon

Great to catch up with brands I’ve seen before and to have the opportunity to see new ones like lingerie label Charini. If you haven’t read the Estethica publication yet, you can find it online.

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