This is a sponsored article on behalf of London Fashion Week Festival.
We're not sure if you've noticed, but it's pretty chilly in London at the moment. While most of us are still concerned with wrapping up warm, the fashion world is gearing up to showcase some of the hottest trends of Spring/Summer 2018 — and the London Fashion Week Festival is your chance to get a head start in the style game this year.
The event takes place alongside London Fashion Week and, save for bagging an elusive ticket to the event yourself, this four-day festival offers you pretty much unrivalled access to the best of London's fashion world. From fabulous catwalk shows to designer shopping at purse-friendly prices, devoted followers of fashion won't want to miss this.
More than 150 of the most coveted British and international brands will be in attendance, making it the ideal opportunity to pick up some new pieces (and at unparalleled show-exclusive prices, too). Whether you're on the look-out for a flashy number from an exciting under-the-radar brand, or a staple piece from an established heritage designer, there's plenty here to get your fashion fix.
You'll even have the chance to hear from your fashion heroes, and learn from their experiences in the business. An eclectic programme of talks span the event, covering everything-you-need-to-know to get started in the industry: from digital masterclasses with YouTube sensations Niomi Smart and Jim Chapman, Food for Thought with Deliciously Ella, and Fashion Forecasting with Alicia Waite, Lucy Williams and Harriet Stewart, you'll leave armed with all the inspiration you've been looking for.
And of course, no fashion event would be complete without the centrepiece of it all: a glittering runway show. Take a seat at this season's Designer Catwalk shows from some of London Fashion Week's favourite talents, and catch an early glimpse at Spring/Summer 2018's key trends at the Trend Catwalk shows.
Feeling indulgent? Silver and Gold tickets include an exclusive one-off designer tote — designed for the show by Markus Lupfer — and LUXE and LUXE Premium tickets will get you even closer to the glamour. These exclusive passes grant you access to complimentary prosecco and canapés in the LUXE Lounge before heading to your front-row seats at the catwalk, and you'll even get the chance to hear from Lucy Walker, Fashion Editor at Glamour, in an exclusive style talk.
London Fashion Week Festival takes place from 22-25 February 2018 at The Store Studios, 180 Strand, WC2R 1EA. Tickets start at just £20, and we've teamed up with the organisers to give Londonist readers an exclusive 20% off, leaving you in good stead to light up the catwalk this summer — simply quote 'LONDONIST' at the checkout to redeem.
Offer not valid on Gold or LUXE packages, excludes Saturday tickets. Valid until 21 February 2018.