London Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2020

London Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2020

Ami and Aya at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

Ami and Aya at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

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.

Ports 1961 catwalk show

Ports 1961 catwalk show

Stripes and Zebra print at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

Stripes and Zebra print at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

Pixie Geldof at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

Pixie Geldof at the Ports 1961 catwalk show

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.

Christelle McCracken

Christelle McCracken

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.

Backstage at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Backstage at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Backstage at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Backstage at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

As with the previous seasons, London Fashion Week did not disappoint. I can’t wait to be there for the next season.

Natasha Zinko X DUO catwalk show

Natasha Zinko X DUO catwalk show

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US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour

US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour

A model on the catwalk at the Natasha Zinko X DUO catwalk show

A model on the catwalk at the Natasha Zinko X DUO catwalk show

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All images captured using either a Canon 5d Mark III or a Fuji X-E2 camera

Summer at SEA LIFE London

Summer at SEA LIFE London