London Fashion Weekend 2015

Last Friday I was invited down to London Fashion Weekend on the Kings Road in Chelsea.

London Fashion Weekend is what you’d call a fringe event post London Fashion Week.

While LFW is all about the predictions and collections six months into the future, for example in September they’ll show trends for Spring/Summer the following year, LFWeekend is, on the otherhand about the current season.

Taking over the spectacular Saatchi gallery like a huge pop up department store, there were rails and rails of designer clothing and accessories, as well as places to get your hair and makeup done, fashion shows and talks.

You might be surprised to discover that I was invited along to LFWeekend with a small group of fellow bloggers by Carpetright… No, you didn’t expect that did you!?

Well Carpetright partnered with LFWeekend by providing luxury carpet for the Shop the Catwalk lounge and a collection of rugs for the VIP Luxe Lounge.I've a soft spot for Mawi stuff!

Carpetright are a leading floor retailer as I’m sure you know and they are increasingly tapping into the fashion world to bring trends into the home.

We were treated to front row seats at the Peter Pilotto show, which despite my first impressions was surprisingly wearable. The collection was colourful and fun, and directly influenced by board games like Ludo and Snakes N Ladders.

Approaching interior design within the home isn’t much different than deciding what to wear- don’t over think it. Fashion and interiors are closely linked, here are my tips for not getting overwhelmed when deciding on home décor.

Interior design in your own home isn’t difficult, think about it in the same way you’d choose an outfit perhaps…

  • What am I doing today? Or, what is this room used for? Dress the room or yourself for the purpose or the activities that are taking place within it.
  • Consider the light and/or the weather.
  • Consider the traffic within the room or the occasion you are attending.
  • Consider rearranging furniture you already have or digging out those accessories you’ve not worn for ages.
  • Think about colour, how do you want to feel in this room, or at this event…?

I had a lovely afternoon spending time in the September sunshine with some fellow interior bloggers, its a rare treat to get together and have a good chat about blogging- so thanks to Carpetright for the invite. We also got a goody bag but as I’m saving most of the bits in it for Christmas gifts I cant really show you anything in it (apart from the sweets but I ate them on the train home!).

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  1. October 2, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Lovely post and it was great to spend the afternoon with you. I hope to see you again soon!

    • Susie
      October 3, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      And you, looking forward to more good times on the 28th- see you then x

  2. October 2, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    This is an interesting take on LFW which I’ve never considered before! Love how you related fashion with interior design and now that you’ve put it this way, they do have a lot in common in term of thinking process.

    • Susie
      October 2, 2015 / 10:02 pm

      Ah thanks Joyce! Have a great weekend

  3. October 2, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Really enjoyed reading your post. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you all. X

    • Susie
      October 3, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      And you Lucy! See you on the 28th x

  4. October 3, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    So jealous you got to go to London! Peter Pilotto looks amazing, can’t believe I’m a fashion design student and haven’t heard of the designer till now! Glad you had a good time! 🙂 xx