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London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week Diary:
By LondonNet's Fashion Reporter Jill Hilbrenner

London Fashion Week homepage

Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007
Paul Costelloe, Caroline Charles, Ben de Lisi
Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007
Noir, Peter Jensen, Duro Olowu, Fashion East, John Rocha, Richard Nicoll, Erdem, Manish Arora, Todd Lynn
Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Allegra Hicks, Paul Smith Women, PPQ, Christopher Kane, Gharani Strok, Sinha-Stanic, Ann-Sofie Back, Amanda Wakely, Marios Schwab, Julien MacDonald
Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Roksanda Ilincic, Preen, Jasper Conran, Hamish Morrow, Aquascutum, Basso & Brooke, Biba, Jonathan Saunders, Eley Kishimoto
Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007
Ashley Isham, Nicole Farhi, Margaret Howell, Betty Jackson, Antoni & Alison, Gardem, Gareth Pugh, Nathan Jenden, Giles
Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007
Central Saint Martins MA, Jens Laugesen, Asprey, Unconditional, Ashish, Bora Aksu, Gavin Douglas, MAN, Marc by Marc Jacobs

See Also:
Face of Fashion at The National Portrait Gallery

8 February 2007
London Fashion Week Overview:
Runway shows for London Fashion Week start Sunday Fashion Weekend designer sales begin 22 February

London Fashion weekNew York is captivating the world's fashionable crowd now with Olympus Fashion Week, but London soon will get its turn. Models and designers will take over the Natural History Museum 11-16 February for London Fashion Week, with the autumn/winter 2007 Marc by Marc Jacobs runway show wrapping up the event on Friday evening.

The show timing is perfect for the edgy, New York-based designer, whose new store on Mount Street in Mayfair will open the same day. Jacobs normally presents his collections in New York - his latest Marc Jacobs line showed there on 5 February - and for the next round of fashion weeks in September, he'll also take his junior line back to America.

Plenty of other fashion heavy hitters, including Christopher Kane, Amanda Wakeley, Allegra Hicks and Hamish Morrow, will also present their autumn/winter collections in the city next week. In total, London Fashion Week will feature 49 designer catwalk shows at the Natural History Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and Baden Powell House.

Kane, who turned heads last September with his skin-tight neon frocks for spring/summer 2007, should be a designer to watch. Next Tuesday's show will be only his second ever as a professional, but the Scot has already won the affection of Donatella Versace (for whom he does couture, ready-to-wear and accessories freelance work) and every woman's fashion staple, Vogue. Like Jacobs, Kane also has something to promote this month: his capsule collection for Topshop, with dresses beginning at UKP110, will hit stores 9 February.

Giles Deacon should be another attention-grabber this Fashion Week. Named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2006, Deacon received his second British Fashion Council 'Fashion Forward' sponsorship to fund the runway show for his eponymous line, Giles. A former designer for Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group, Deacon's show is sure to be a must-see. He's agreed to a two-year collaboration with high-street store New Look, so if you like his style, you can make it your own in March.

Besides catwalk shows, London Fashion Week exhibits will be on display 12-15 February. Eco-savvy fashionistas can revel in the exhibition's Estethica area, spotlighting earth-friendly, sustainable textiles, or guests looking for the UK's hottest new talent can go to Topshop's New Gen area. Designers like Roksanda Ilincic andRichard Nicoll will be among those featured.

Interested in dressing like a style god but don't expect to be sitting front row at any designers shows? Buy a ticket to London Fashion Weekend, which runs 22-25 February at the Natural History Museum. There, you can get style and beauty advice and purchase hot looks from over 130 top designers at prices well below any high end Bond Street boutique. Buy your ticket for as little as UKP10 - under 12's can go for free - from the London Fashion Weekend Web site (www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk).

If you're desperate to know what all the hottest designers have in their style arsenals for next season, make LondonNet your one-stop fashion fix next week. We'll add show highlights and runway reviews daily, so don't dare make your fall shopping list without checking here first.

- Jill Hilbrenner

London Fashion Week Diary:
London Fashion Week homepage
Day 1: Sunday, 11 February 2007
Day 2: Monday, 12 February 2007
Day 3: Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Day 4: Wednesday, 14 February 2007
Day 5: Thursday, 15 February 2007
Day 6: Friday, 16 February 2007

See Also:
Face of Fashion at The National Portrait Gallery