London Fashion Week - February 2019

London Fashion Week - February 2019

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I get pretty excited when London Fashion Week rolls around every February & September as major brands and up and coming designers show either Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer collections.

Whether it’s shooting the catwalk shows or feeling the adrenalin backstage, the weird and wonderful world of fashion is fascinating to me. 

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So this February I had the chance to shoot two days for The Press Association and it did not disappoint. I witnessed first hand the enchanting, fairytale designs of Molly Goddard perfectly presented in the courtyard of The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. I soaked up the colour and buzz of backstage at the University of Westminster show - a university I myself attended to study Photojournalism.

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The world’s oldest Dutch reformed church in Liverpool Street played host to the Ryan LO show - the outfits complemented by hats by Stephen Jones Millinery. Tokyo twins Ami & Aya were one of my street fashion highlights - immaculately presented in emerald green suits with slick neon pink hair. 

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Fashion Week is guaranteed to be long days going from show to show and editing in between but that’s all part and parcel of covering the event. I take my hat off to the photographers who go straight from New York to London to Milan and Paris. One front row photographer was telling me how much he missed his young daughter as we waited for a catwalk show to start. 

Straight after my few days working for PA, we were packing for a family mini-break to Bath. Just as we were heading out the door I spotted one of my pictures from the Molly Goddard show had been published in The Sunday Times. I’d also had a picture published in The Daily Telegraph on the Saturday which I found out about a few days later. 

All in all it was a brilliant few days and I can’t wait to do it all again.

 

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All images Katie Collins/Press Association

Night Street Photography - Soho

Night Street Photography - Soho