London Fashion Week SS16: Oxford Fashion Studio

I kicked off London Fashion Week this year with an invite from the lovely people at Oxford Fashion Studio, as part of their London Collections*.

Backstage, London Fashion Week SS16, Oxford Fashion StudiosOxford Fashion Studio feature established and emerging designers from 30 countries, and produce shows, photo shoots, and launches. The event on Saturday took place at the lovely Devonshire Square, and I was so excited – I’ve never really been to any fashion week events before, and I absolutely loved the show.

I was able to get backstage with my blogger pass before the show, expecting to maybe have a quick chat, but it was just as chaotic as you’d imagine – but it was fascinating to watch these beautiful models prepare for the show!

Backstage, London Fashion Week SS16, Oxford Fashion StudiosBackstage, London Fashion Week SS16, Oxford Fashion StudiosI went to the 3pm show. I actually really enjoyed all the collections featured – Tanya Elizabeth was my personal favourite, as I could definitely see myself in several of her pieces (and I managed to have a quick chat with her afterwards!)

While others, although perhaps not quite so accessible for someone like me, were delightfully bonkers and beautiful anyway (like Lucy Treadwell’s hair-piece accents, or Dorin Negrau’s Romanian-inspired patterned pieces).

Tanya Elizabeth, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareTanya Elizabeth, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareHere’s a full list of the designers from the event:

Tanya Elizabeth // SS16 // UK
FB // Twitter // Instagram
 
Hailly London // Hailly London // UK
FB // Twitter // LinkedIn
 
MERCÊ // Brazil // UK
FB // Twitter // Instagram
 
Zumruduanka // ZA // Turkey
FB // Twitter // Instagram
 
Lucy Treadwell
 
Eskay W // SS16 // UK
FB // Twitter // Instagram
 
Urchindeep // Explore the Earth // Turkey
FB // Instagram
 
Dorin Negrau // Dorin Negrau // Romania
FB // Twitter // Instagram

Zumruduanka, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareLucy Treadwell, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareLucy Treadwell, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareIt really was an incredible experience – all the designers were really talented, and the Devonshire Square venue was amazing too.

Lucy Treadwell, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareLucy Treadwell, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareDorin Negrau, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16Merce, Oxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareOxford Fashion Studios, London Fashion Week SS16, Devonshire SquareAnd in honor of fashion week, I ventured back to Blo in Covent Garden to get a waterfall braid. While I was there I was able to see Charles Pétillon’s balloon installation in the piazza, which is seriously dreamy.
 
Covent Garden Balloons
Waterfall Braid, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LFW SS16Waterfall Braid, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Covent Garden, LFW SS16All in all, I had a fabulous start to Fashion Week, and can’t wait to see the other shows that everyone else has been to on Instagram!

Are you going to any shows this year? Be sure to comment below, and don’t forget to follow me on TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

* I was kindly invited along to Oxford Fashion Studio’s London Collections, but all opinions are my own.

  • Hannah Renton

    A fashion blogger’s paradise! This looks like a great day out!

  • LuxuryColumnist

    It must have been fun going backstage – I missed LFW this time as I was in Bali so it’s great to read what you got up to

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Thanks Suze! I’ve been so jealous of your Bali photos – they look so fabulous! Backstage was very fun, although quite manic! xxx