London Fashion Week is upon us, with designers unveiling their Spring/ Summer collections to an audience of global buyers, magazine editors, fashion bloggers and celebrities.

Here’s everything you need to know about London Fashion Week.

When: Friday 16 – Wednesday 20 September, 2011.
Where: Shows and events take place all over London, but LFW HQ is Somerset House. Take the tube to Temple.

Who are the big names?

Both up-and-coming designers and global brands will be putting on shows for LFW.

Fashion power-houses include Vivienne Westwood, PPQ, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi, Paul Costelloe, Caroline Charles, Richard Nicoll, Hannah Marshall, Orla Kiely, Jaeger, John Rocha, House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Betty Jackson, Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Erdem, Issa and Fashion East.

See the full LFW catwalk schedule here.

Watch online

Since last year, LFW shows have been streamed online. Giving you front row views from your office desk.

Watch LFW TV.
Get the LFW digital schedule.

Which celebrities will be there?

LFW is always jam-packed with well dressed celebs. Front row stalwarts include Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Agyness Deyn, Nicola Roberts, Dite Von Teese, Mischa Barton and Jaime Winstone.
Get ready for a glut of famous-people-at-LFW pictures this week.

LFW events

There are loads! Highlights include:
London College of Fashion: 'College Shop' pop-up (, Topshop Oxford Circus LFW screenings (, Design and Make your own Garment at the V&A, Designer Charity Jumble Sale (

Get a full list of special events here.

The fashion bloggers

The fashion bloggers will be in full stream during LFW and are as likely to have front row passes as magazine editors. Ones to follow are:

Bip Ling:
Liberty London Girl:
The Clothes Whisperer:
Style Bubble:

London Fashion Weekend

Chances are, you won’t be on the list for many of the LFW shows. Instead, hit London Fashion Weekend to snap up some designer bargains. The shopping spectacular is held in Somerset House. Tickets that include a goodie bag cost £24.50.

Buy a ticket to London Fashion Weekend