Never before have the worlds of bridal and high fashion been so seamlessly entwined. Getting the most out of the extravaganza that is London fashion week means in depth research and a seriously efficient meeting with your calendar. To help you get started Les Trois Souers has put together a list of the most important events to inspire and delight. Cue seriously stylish wedding - forever referenced in the annals of history. 

As of the 19th of February, the fashion world will be looking ahead to Autumn Winter 2016 with a slew of events across the capital. Luckily for those of you further afield you can access the shows via sixty outside screens across the United Kingdom, running from the 15th - 23rd February, 2016.

These will be located in: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle as well as in designated spots around London with one large scale screening very close to our bridal boutique itself in Canary Wharf. 

 

LONDON FASHION WEEKEND

London Fashion Weekend

 

One of the events we're most excited about is 'the weekend'. Look out for our bridal designer Alice Tempeley, known for her sophisticated 1920 bohemian designs, who will be here presenting her Temperley London collection at this bi-annual consumer event at the Saatchi Gallery. There will be shopping opportunities from over 150 brands not to mention a talk series featuring acclaimed fashion designers Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia, Emilia Wickstead, Katharine Hamnett, Nicholas Kirkwood and Pam Hogg; celebrity stylist William Baker; singer-songwriter and record producer, Róisín Murphy; and the founder of Premier Models, Carole White.

 

INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE

 Somerset House

The British Council and the British Fashion Council are doing incredible things for emerging talent from 24 countries in an exhibition entitled ‘Fashion Utopias’ at Somerset House. The exhibition is the fifth edition of the annual International Fashion Showcase (IFS) and is open to the public throughout London Fashion Week. 

 

THE LFW DAILY

 The Daily London Fashion Week

If you can, grab yourself an edition of The Daily. This is London Fashion Week’s very own pop-up broadsheet; 50,000 copies are distributed each day at LFW around London. This really is a superior publication with everything you need to know about the events, gossip and reviews. Past contributors include Alexandra Fury, Julie Verhoeven, Sarah Bailey, Sarah Mower MBE, Susie Lau, Tamsin Blanchard and Tanya Ling. 

 

AROUND THE UK

London Fashion Week Talk Series Presented by American Express: This season’s LFW Talk Series is open to the public and features interviews with some of fashion’s biggest names including Gareth Pugh, Luis Venegas and Sølve Sundsbø at the Century Club. Tickets will go live on Billetto soon but be sure to book quickly as these are likely to be like gold dust! 

The NEWGEN designers (those who are seriously up and coming) will wax lyrical on their collections in a podcast created by Topshop. They’ll be available at the NEWGEN installation in the Designer Showrooms at Brewer Street Car Park and also available for the public to listen to online.

For those of you looking to unwind, a little light tea might well be the answer: The May Fair hotel will be the location to celebrate a new cocktail collection on sale at the May Fair Bar from 19th - 29th February and an afternoon tea at the May Fair Kitchen priced between £35 and £45 per person.

A subtle tattoo to go with your dress? If you’re thinking of your beloved’s initials or something a little more risqué, head down to Tattoo London at The Museum of London: they are holding a free exhibition on tattooing in London’s long and rich history. The exhibition is part of the yearlong celebration of #PunkLondon. 

Avedon Warhol at the Gagosian Gallery: Images by both Andy Warhol and Richard Avedon will be shown together at the first major pairing of two of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

If you’re a fan of Alexa Chung then this will no doubt get you excited: she has worked with Marks & Spencer to bring pieces from the M&S archive back to life. The 31 piece collection will be previewed at LFW and available in selected stores in April and online.

 

Alexa Chung for M and S 

Fashion Rules: Restyled: The new exhibition at Kensington Palace, opening on 11th February, features royal-owned couture pieces from designers who are also renowned for their bridal creations: Bruce Oldfield, Catherine Walker, Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell. 

And last but certainly not least don’t forget that Zoolander 2: The sequel to the American comedy hit, Zoolander. ‘I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really well dressed - I plan on finding out what it is.’