When Marie Claire hits London Fashion Week, they do it in style, Instagramming every last style detail from their slick Mercedes rides to the fashion fuel keeping them on their stilettoed toes. See the week in style snaps.
London Fashion Week is one of the most exciting weeks in the fashion calendar for the Marie Claire team – though the fashion editors love their jet set trips to Paris, Milan and New York, there’s nothing that makes us more proud than the new season arriving in our humble capital.
Helped on their way by some very hot Mercedes-Benz rides, the Marie Claire team spent London Fashion Week running in their heels from one show to the next with a packed schedule of every exciting show from Burberry AW14 to the amazing Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Lucky for us, they stopped along the way to Instagram their excitement at the show details, their fashion-forward show style, the over-the-top invites, and not forgetting the incredible autumn/winter 2014 collections.
Take a peek inside London Fashion Week AW14 through a Marie Claire fashion editor’s eyes.
Editor In Chief Trish Halpin poses in front of her sweet Mercedes-Benz GLA wearing a camel Alberta Ferretti coat, Louis Vuitton bag and Charlotte Olympia boots.
Burberry Prorsum’s AW14 preview was about the most talked about show at London Fashion Week this season, with everything from Harry Styles to Anna Wintour and Bradley Cooper diverting the attention away from the show. A true Fashion Editor never takes their eyes off the prize though, as she tweeted this snap of the arty handbag details.
The London Fashion Week weather was quite a challenge for the fashionistas (especially since most chose to wear their arms outside of their coats, even in blustery weather). But, when the sun shone, it was the perfect opportunity to show off how beautiful London town can be.
Fashionistas rejoiced at the return of flat footwear to the SS14 scene with even the most style-conscious magazine editors opting for skater slip ons for the AW14 shows and parties. Phew.
When a set of show models are so naturally breathtaking, sometimes you just have to bow down to their beauty. Jess Lacey applauded the Richard Nicholl AW14 model choices on Twitter, saying they was just something really unique about them.
To save their stillettoed feet, the Marie Claire fashion team received a real treat in the form of a fleet of Mercedes-Benz GLA cars, the first in the country, says Tanya Semikoz.
Skater slip-ons have made a firm return to the style scene, as was evident everywhere in fashion week. The MC team keep comfortable in (from left) Celine, Carvela and Vans flats.
Fashion Features Editor Victoria Moss impressed the Twittersphere with her intense show schedule, shades on and ready to go.
When a fashion-fabulous show invite arrives to knock your socks off, it just has to be tweeted about. Trust Burberry to impress with their 3D scene.
Marie Claire Fashion Director Jayne Pickering is prepped and ready on Day 4 of fashion week, wrapped up against the cold in the GB capital.
Back for SS14, the sock and sandal combination is only for the brave. Senior Style Editor Des Lewis just couldn’t wait to wear her new season Birkenstock-style shoes and boldly slipped them on with black socks.
A firm favourite for the Marie Claire team, Whistles AW14 didn’t fail to impress at London Fashion Week. Note the gorgeous lilac palette and nod to elegant evening wear.
Holly teams a Schott biker jacket with an M&S Jumper, DL1961 jeans and Nike trainers.
To add to their seriously impressive show, the Topshop Unique AW14 swiftly became one of Marie Claire’s favourites with a slick food and watering hole, keeping the fashion team on their feet.
The Marie Claire fashion team felt a rumble in their stomachs with the Anya Hindmarch accessories preview, which featured some rather interesting breakfast cereal bags.
Lucia enjoys a sunny morning in London wearing an M&S leopard coat, H&M stripy top, MiH jeans and Senso boots. Not forgetting her gorgeous Dior bag.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was a highlight of the London Fashion Week schedule, with the team Instagramming their favourite ensembles in the show.
Instagram is the best way to capture the madness of a backstage scene at London Fashion Week, and Beauty Features Editor Jess Lacey was caught right in the middle.
The best part of London Fashion Week is eyeing up your new season favourites, only one season ahead of when we need them. Please let the cold weather come back soon.
Abi wears an Isabel Marant for H&M coat layered over a Toga jumper and Topshop trousers with Malene Birger flats and a colour pop Angel Jackson clutch.
Marie Claire’s Fashion Director shared her excitement for a very special dinner invitation from the one and only Cara Delevingne as Fashion Week saw the unveiling of the first Mulberry bag in her honour. That’s one hot ticket.
No Mulberry unveiling or extra special fashion collaboration would be complete with some racing whippets, no? Marie Claire were on hand to capture the moment the dogs arrived for a hotly anticipated LFW moment.
Lucky for MC, their bench-sore bottoms were treated to cushiony cool seats at the JW Anderson show.
No LFW show is complete without a last minute panic about the models. Jess Lacey overheard Henry Holland shouting, ‘The models are WHERE?’ moments before the AW14 unveiling.
Pringles look-by-look line-up was laid out backstage so that everyone knew exactly where to be and when – we can’t wait to see these styles on the e-boutique come autumn.
Marie Claire’s Junior Fashion Editor Holly Welch dons a cosy ensemble for the shows, choosing a Schott Biker M&S jumper, DL1961 jeans and Nike trainers.
The secrets of backstage beauty at LFW didn’t stay secret for long with Beauty Features Editor Jess Lacey letting us in on the faux hair behind those big beauty looks at Berardi AW14.
Fuelling fashion week is one hard task for some tired and starving fashion journos, but luck y for Tanya and the team, Nandos were on hand for a little chicken treat. How glam?
Expect colour and all things furry for AW14, according to MArques Almeida.
Senior Fashion Assistant Abi Odugbesan poses beside her silver Mercedes Benz in a Cos coat layered over an ASOS jumper, Topshop trousers and Kurt Geiger shoes, clutching proudly to a Wood Wood bag.
Head to Preen By Thornton Bregazzi in autumn/winter for your shiny fix, with the collection featuring texture clashes galore.
Even at rest, the Antipodium AW14 models are a sight to behold. Just look at the poise, the grace.
Tanya Semikoz, Executive Fashion Editor at Marie Claire gets ready for the shows wearing a Warehouse coat, H&M jumper, Paige denim jeans, Anya bag and M&S boots.
Philip Lim’s mutli-colour fur bag sets off the perfect show outfit for Grace Smitham.
Comfortable and stylish, this season’s trainer trend is a hit for Holly Welch with a pair of sleek Nike trainers.
Abi Odugbesan picks out an Angel Jackson clutch to match to ensemble.
A tired and weary beauty team are rescued in the heart of London by one of Birchbox’s colourful taxis, designed especially for London Fashion Week AW14.