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With the return of Valentine’s Day comes London fashion’s greatest love: London Fashion Week

Kicking off the four global fashion weeks on 14 February, London will present the designs of over 250 creators, from Mulberry to Molly Goddard. But if you haven’t managed to get your hands on any tickets do not fear: you can still get involved with our guide to the best events, pop-ups, panel discussions, drinks and dining experiences London has to offer.

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London Fashion Week: What’s On

Visit HURR’s new pop-up at Selfridges

HURR

Shop sustainably with HURR’s first ever in-store pop-up shop. The ground-breaking fashion rental platform, which enables women ‘to share their wardrobes securely and in seconds’, landed at luxury department store Selfridges this week, just in time for any last-minute FROW purchases. And if you can’t make it to the store this week, it’s not your only chance – the pop-up will remain at Selfridges for six months. hurrcollective.com

Discuss self-love and body image at Lulu Lemon

Celebrating the return of both London Fashion Week and ‘Galentine’s Day’, Lululemon will be hosting a female-led feel-good event at their Regent Street brand on 14 February. Regent Street ambassador Jaimie Chin-Dickey will be joined by a panel of inspirational women in fields spanning fashion, medicine and more to discuss a range of important subjects, from self-love to body image and female empowerment. 14 February, 7-8.30pm. RSVP via londonfashionweek.co.uk

Indulge in prêt-à-portea at The Berkeley

Prêt-à-Portea

The most opportune dining experience to celebrate London Fashion Week, The Berkeley’s stylish Prêt-à-Portea features an array of delectable designer-inspired cakes, from a pink cinnamon financier alluding to Molly Goddard’s legendary fuchsia dress, to a Fendi-style lemon sablé biscuit citing Karl Lagerfeld’s A/W19 yellow raincoat. Best enjoyed with a glass of sparkling Laurent Perrier champagne. From £60 per person. Book via the-berkeley.co.uk

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Celebrate sustainable style at Absolut Trash

LFW

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Renowned spirits brand, Absolut Vodka are commemorating those sustainable designers contributing to progressive changes in the fashion industry with ‘Absolut Trash’, a one-of-a-kind catwalk event taking place at hip Hackney venue Protein Studios. Head there on the 17th for delicious drinks – celebrating Absolut’s brand-new limited-edition recycled bottle – shopping, sustainable style and more. Tickets from £10.  17 February , 5–8pm, eventbrite.co.uk

Get friendly with fashion’s finest at the London FW Show & Networking party

Head to Westminster’s ritzy National Liberal Club for an exclusive London Fashion Week Show & Networking party where you’ll liaise with some of fashion’s finest, from models to designers and photographers. Delight in a swanky prosecco reception, experience two designer catwalks, a live fashion photoshoot, then take to Mortons Members’ club in Mayfair for an unforgettable afterparty. Tickets from £30. eventbrite.co.uk

Delight in London Fashion Week Cocktails at The Donovan Bar

Brown's hotel

Ming Tang Evans

Mayfair’s The Donovan Bar will be serving up a selection of fashion photography-inspired cocktails to mark the occasion, each alluding to works produced by fashion photographer Terrance Donovan. World-renowned bartender and author Salvatore Calabrese has curated a catwalk-worthy assortment of concoctions to be enjoyed in the elegant hotel bar, from a lavender-infused ‘Blonde Ambition’ to a zesty ‘All in VOGUE’. roccofortehotels.com

Go behind the scenes with Mulberry’s Made to Last programme

Mulberry

Discover Mulberry’s Made to Last commitments with an immersive instillation at the New Bond Street store, where the great British brand is hosting a London Fashion week-inspired three-day series of workshops, live music, talks and the introduction of a pop-up café from artisan bakery Pophams. Guests will get the chance to experience the makings of the brand’s new 100 percent sustainable leather Portobello Tote, delight in an array of industry talks – opening with creative director Johnny Coca – and even join a Mulberry piece-making craft workshop. What’s more, the Bond Street instillation has been consciously designed with sustainability in mind, incorporating the likes of eco-friendly materials, set pieces and coffee cups. 14–16 February, mulberry.com

Visit Lark & Berry’s piercing parlour at ME London

Get ready to accessorise with sustainable jewellers Lark & Berry at ME London – just a minute’s walk away from LFW HQ. The luxury West End hotel will be hosting a piercing parlour and pop-up in collaboration with the ethical jewellery retailer throughout London Fashion Week. Don’t miss the launch on 13 February, where the pop-up will be offering two-for-one piercings in light of ‘Galentine’s Day’. 13-18 February, 12pm-8pm. Free piercings with every jewel purchased. melondonhotel.com

Explore Somerset House’s mushroom-inspired exhibition

Beatrix Potter, Hygrophorus Puniceus

Beatrix Potter, Hygrophorus puniceus, pencil and watercolour, 7.10.1894, collected at Smailholm Tower, Kelso, courtesy of the Armitt Trust

See fashion through an alternative lens at Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi. The eccentric new exhibition at Somerset House delves into the design, fashion and architecture spawned from the understatedly influential organism. Plus, the exhibition is located just a stone’s throw from LFW’s home on The Strand. Tickets are free. Until 26 April. somersethouse.org.uk

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See The May Fair Hotel’s LFW-inspired window displays

Commemorating its 12th year as The Official Hotel partner of London Fashion Week, The May Fair Hotel will be showcasing a specially curated Stratton Street window display from fashion designer Osman Yousefzada. Guests will also be surprised with a set of limited-edition hotel key cards, also designed by the style specialist. themayfairhotel.co.uk

Enjoy a glass of bubbles at Radio Rooftop

Radio Rooftop

Take to ME London’s sophisticated Radio Rooftop for panoramic views of the city and a complimentary glass of pre or post-show bubbles with any LFW ticket or food order. 14–18 February. radiorooftop.com

Featured image: Brunel Johnson on Unsplash

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