London Fashion Week attracting tastemakers to the capital


The fashion elite are due to descend on London for a five-day event featuring the latest designs from around the world.

The 62nd London Fashion Week officially opens at its new home in Soho's Brewer Street Car Park, having previously been held at Somerset House.

Models will take to the catwalk wearing brands including Burberry and Vivienne Westwood Red Label as the 2016 spring/summer collections are showcased.

Designers including Erdem and Roksanda will celebrate their 10th anniversaries, while newcomers Le Kilt, Marques' Almeida and Phoebe English will also feature.

Model Georgia May Jagger, singers Geri Halliwell and Mollie King and presenter Laura Whitmore will be among the guests at the launch tonight of an exhibition on the influence of Disney character Minnie Mouse in fashion through the decades.

In an effort to make the event inclusive, the British Fashion Council has organised a programme of events for the public at Golden Square, which includes an outdoor cinema with livestreaming from the catwalk shows.

:: London Fashion Week runs until Tuesday.