Fashion

Our Guide to the Best Parties at London Fashion Week

by Mhairi Graham

What would fashion week be without the fashion week parties? Come nightfall, that's when the real catwalk comes alive, amid a bass-heavy flurry of champagne, live performances, celebrity guests and rarely a canapé in sight. So buckle up and prepare for the ride, as we unveil the guest lists worth fighting for at London Fashion Week.

ALREADY HAPPENED
WHAT:
Versus Versace After Party
EXPECT: There ain't no party like a Versace party, and this weekend Donatella is throwing an almighty blow-out to celebrate Versus's debut at London Fashion Week. Expect A-list guests, live performances and a decked-out, glammed up venue, as Versace's naughty, rocky little sister lets loose on the capital. Dress code: sexy, black, asymmetrical.
WHERE: Victoria House Basement, WC1B
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th at 9:30pm
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
15-85 

ALREADY HAPPENED
WHAT: Louis Vuitton Series 3 -- Past, Present, Future launch
EXPECT: The highly-anticipated Louis Vuitton Series 3: Past, Present Future exhibition launches on Monday in London at Somerset house with an immersive, multi-sensory experience that retraces Nicolas Ghesquière's A/W15 collection collection for the French fashion house. In true Vuitton style, the exhibition will open with a cocktail and gala party, where revellers can break it down against a backdrop of digital screens, curated glass cabinets and  stately white sculptures and Juergen Teller's campaign photography..
WHERE: 180 Strand, WC2
WHEN: Sunday September 20th; cocktails at 7:30pm, afterparty at 9:30pm
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
25-75

ALREADY HAPPENED
WHAT: Simone Rocha Store Opening Cocktail
EXPECT: Simone Rocha will be toasting her new home on Mount Street with a celebratory cocktail over fashion week. The slick new boutique is certainly worth raising a glass to, but just watch out for the artwork: the store is punctuated by impressive sculptures and wall hangings, including a Francis Bacon triptych and a glazed ceramic chandelier by Los Angeles artist Pae White, alongside a series of decorative pieces created by Rocha herself.
WHERE: Simone Rocha boutique, 93 Mount St., London, W1K 2SY
WHEN: Sunday, September 20th, 7:30-9:30pm
RSVP:
Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN:
35-65


WHAT: David Beckham and Belstaff Global Premiere and Party
EXPECT: After its premiere during NYFW, David Beckham returns to his city to screen his leather-clad acting debut in Outlaws, a short film by Belstaff which features the former England football captain cruising around Mexico on a motorbike alongside a surreal cast that includes a bearded women, a circus master and a legion of little people. The film sees Becks swap his Calvin Klein boxers for a vintage leather jacket as he stars alongside a heavyweight cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Cathy Moriarty and Katherine Waterson. The film screening will be followed by a Belstaff blow-out, with champagne and leather pieces aplenty.
WHERE: La Bodega Negra, 9 Old Compton St., W1D
WHEN: Monday, September 21st at 8:30pm 
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN: 20-80

WHAT: Love and Miu Miu Fashion Week Party
EXPECT: Join Katie Grand, Poppy Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Yoon Ambush as they host Toyko Dreams, a decadent collaborative party between Miu Miu and Love Magazine thrown in homage to the metropolis of Tokyo. With a dress code labelled as 'After Dark Decadence', expect the great and the good to turn out in their most seductive finery.
WHERE: LOULOU'S, 5 Hertford Street Mayfair W1J
WHEN: Monday September 21st at 9pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS: 40-60

WHAT: The business of Fashion #BoF500 Gala dinner & party
EXPECT: Business of Fashion hosts the annual #BoF500 dinner to honor 500 of the industry's most influential game changers. Expect a varied and talented roster curated by Imran Amed and his team, celebrating key players in the fashion industry from the across the world.
WHERE: The London EDITION, 10 Berners St., London W1T 3NP
WHEN: Monday, September 21st at 8pm
RSVP: Invite Only
ODDS: 10-90

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