Aaaand, the Fashion Circus is back in town! (Already?! Yup...)

London Fashion Week kicks off officially tomorrow (live streaming, exclusive film interviews and interactive daily round-ups will be at your beck and call right here – we repeat, RIGHT HERE!), and we’re waiting with bated breath for what’s in-store this SS19 season. Will The Queen be nabbing a Front Row seat for the second season on the trot! Anything is possible, so stay tuned...

Shows aside, our Capital couldn’t be any richer with fashion-y happenings this month; talks, gargantuan window takeovers, installations and the like are coming out of our ears and dominating the cultural calendar for everyone to enjoy. Where to start? We’ve got five favourites in mind… 

#SarahsList: Sarah Mower and Richard Quinn in Conversation at 5 Carlos Place
Between collaborating (once more) with Liberty London – with a collection of 30 Limited Edition accessories – and receiving the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, it’s been one hell of a year for wunderkind Richard Quinn... and we don’t doubt that he’s got something to say about it!

Joining journalist Sarah Mower at Matches Fashion’s new Mayfair townhouse, 5 Carlos Place, the designer du jour will be doing precisely that – discussing all from the aftermath of the accolade, to how a sense of community plays a part in his work, and of course giving the lowdown on his Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Listen and learn!

The talk takes place on 18 September, 2018 at 7pm at 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 3AP. Click here to learn more.

Anya Hindmarch ‘Chubby Cloud’ Installation
Realising her ‘Chubby Cloud’ motif from Autumn/Winter 2018 in that oh-so-wonderful, whimsical way that she does so well, Anya Hindmarch presents an experiential installation of the world’s largest bean bag, open for the public to climb on and sink into.

Pitching up in Banqueting House – under the awe-inspiring, 17th century work of Flemish artist Rubens – the giant marshmallow installation comes accompanied by a Chubby Cloud pop-up shop that showcases the designer’s latest Chubby Collection, a Chubby Cake cafe with Chubby Cloud-inspired cakes, plus a series of talks, meditations, music and bedtime stories that come on a first-come-first-served basis. Dive straight into Anya’s world, and float away on Chubby Cloud nine!

The installation runs from 14 September to 16 September, 2018 at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1A 2ER.

Fashion Pharmacy at The Shop At Bluebird
You don’t need to be Front Row at the shows to deserve a little downtime when in the Capital. This season, newly refurbished The Shop At Bluebird will offer a moment’s respite from the London rat race, with its pop-up wellness oasis, The Fashion Pharmacy. Offering an all-natural menu with organic kombucha drinks and vegan treats, pick-me-up IV vitamin drips and booster shots, reclining sofas and recharging work-spaces with trusty WiFi, it’s the prime TLC spot to be and be seen.

The Fashion Pharmacy runs from 14 September to 18 September, 2018 at The Shop At Bluebird, Carriage Hall, Floral Street, WC2E 9DP.

Fashion in Focus Tours – V&A
It’s a struggle to keep on top of the jam-packed roster of events that are happening at the Victoria and Albert Museum right now – there are two seminal exhibitions that are currently in full swing, Fashioned From Nature and Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – but we’re just about managing! 

Now, throughout September, the cultural hub will also be hosting extremely special tours, designed to shine a spotlight on a unique selection of garments, textiles and accessories from the museum’s extensive collection… For anyone who counts themself as a fashion history boffin, this opportunity is one you’ll kick yourself for missing.

The one-hour tours run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 3pm and Saturdays at 1pm until 30 September, 2018 at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. Click here to learn more.

Behind Every Great City
The year 2018 is going down in the history books for women. As the centenary of UK women’s suffrage, it is subsequently the moment that, for the first time, a female figure (fearless campaigner, Millicent Fawcett) was cast in bronze and commemorated with a statue in Parliament Square. 

To mark this milestone anniversary, department stores Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are uniting in support of the Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #behindeverygreatcity campaign, and bedecking their iconic windows with displays that highlight the history of campaigning for the right to vote. In fact, the latter have gone one step further, inviting Helen Pankurst – the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst – to recreate the smashing of a Harvey Nichols’ window, that happened more than 100 years ago... 

Now, let’s take that hammer to the glass ceiling!

Main image courtesy of British Fashion Council and Shaun James Cox.

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