London Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2020
This September must be about my 10th time covering London Fashion Week.
It’s a pretty marmite job for photographers. There’s no doubt it’s hectic with timings and jostling for prime position but it’s always been a twice yearly highlight for me.
The catwalk shows are one of the main features - the anticipation of what colours and styles will grace the runway accompanied by a booming soundtrack to match.
Without question street fashion has become a much bigger part of fashion week. Fashion students, designers, models can be found perusing the main venue, always happy to have a chat and their photo taken. I got chatting to Christelle McCracken (below) after my last show of the day. I asked what brought her to fashion week, is she an influencer, designer, student? ‘ I’m actually a criminal barrister’ she told me.
There’s another side of fashion week I love to capture - backstage. It’s definitely not as accessible as it used to be but I was lucky enough to watch the make up and hairstylists in action at the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show as they prepared the models for their first looks and the catwalk show. Backstage photography is for me about capturing those small moments, expressions and watching out for pockets of interesting light.
As with the previous seasons, London Fashion Week did not disappoint. I can’t wait to be there for the next season.
All images shot on assignment for PA Images No reproduction or usage without prior permission
All images captured using either a Canon 5d Mark III or a Fuji X-E2 camera