There's no doubt London Fashion Week scaled back its events calendar this year, but there were still plenty of parties that had the fashion crowd tottering around in heels.
The week started off with a new Keith Haring film screening at Beach Blanket Babylon, and photographer Matt Irwin showing his pictures of Alice Dellal and Lara Stone at Cordy House. Perhaps to Guy Richie's dismay, Madge had a whole exhibition dedicated to her, with Simply Madonna: Materials of the Girl kicking off at the Old Truman Brewery.
Sunday seemed to be the day for soirees. Not only did PPQ host cocktails at Café de Paris, but also the Met sponsored its annual Pink Drinks party, and Eley Kishimoto and Eastpak welcomed guests at Centre Point. Fresh from the show at their Twenty8Twelve runway debut, Sienna and Savannah Miller celebrated at Whiskey Mist, while Todd Lynn went to Bureau and Christopher Kane headed to Jalouse, in partnership with 10 magazine.
Monday slowed down slightly. Mulberry had a cosy crowd at the brand's New Bond Street shop, with Estethica also hosting the Global Cool party at Molton House and London Fashion Week's On/Off division bringing fashion-lovers to the Science Museum. Giles chose Bungalow 8 for his after-party.
Tuesday, with most of the fashion crowd headed off to Milan, Soho's Punk club hosted drinks for SuperSuper magazine and Boxfresh, while Agy Dean's BFF Henry Holland had the House of Holland after-party at Quaglino's.
After all this, everyone deserved a breather.
- Jill Hilbrenner