It starts in the first few weeks of September when you begin to notice a slight change in London; coffee shops and nail bars are busier, there’s more private cars with blacked out windows on the roads and go to any bar near Somerset House and you’ll notice the outfits are more avant-garde than the usual office attire: yep London Fashion week is here.
There are always numerous events on to mark this great event but the one I’m most looking forward to is Silent Cinema’s three nights of outdoor film screenings held in the fittingly excellent shopping ground of Covent Gardens St Martins Courtyard. Each audience member will be given a pair of wireless headphones through which you’ll be able to enjoy an outdoor screening of Zoolander, The September Issue, or one of my favourite films, Grey Gardens. The event is running from 15-17 September and will also feature highlights from the catwalk shows so is perfect for the fashionista without a front row seat this year.
It wouldn’t be a true cinema experience without snacks and food will be available from local London foodies such as Suda’s Bangkok street food cart, Italian Dalla Terra and Bill’s as well as free gourmet popcorn for all.
If you’re looking to impress or truly make it an experience you can also book a table at one of the courtyard’s restaurants to catch the screening with most of the restaurants offering special menus to accompany the shows.
Visit http://www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk/fashionfilmfestival to enter the prize draw to win tickets, though some tickets will be available on the day on a first come basis.