To some, London Fashion week is life. Literally. Some people spend 6 months planning what they're going to wear to the one in February, and then spend another six months planning what they'll wear to the one in September....
Others can't see what the big deal is. To them, it's useless; a way for consumerism to distract people from what really matters.
I disagree. Firstly, I'd use the word escapism rather than distraction. Fashion is a form of self expression that lets people remove themselves.
Secondly, after 'Fashion for Relief's' event, which raised £1.2 million for the Haiti cause, the positive things fashion can do are undeniable. People are willing to bid £100,000 for an Alexander McQueen dress for charity, and this should be encouraged rather than disregarded.
Message to the fashion industry : DO MORE OF THESE, PLEASE! It's day two of fashion week and people around me are still talking about the controversial events of that evening: David Walliams and James Cordon's kiss on stage, Geri Haliwell's antics on stage, as well as Kate Moss's surprise appearance which blew everyone away. Not to mention the actual auction itself which was hugely successful (Sienna and I were blown away by the figures people were bidding for items including a Damien Hirst original, Tracy Emin piece, and one of 8 chrysler cars designed by Naomi campbell herself).
Here are some pics I took..
(that's alexandra burke)
(alexander mcqueen dress)
What are your thoughts on events like these? And, what does the fashion industry mean to you, if anything?