Where? London Fashion Week
Exactly? 180 The Strand which is the LFW HQ, but shows and events are spread out all over the city
Why? Twice a year in February and September the world’s fashion industry descends upon the capital to indulge in 5 days of pure, unadulterated FASHION! From some of the world’s top designer catwalk shows, presentations, mind blowing parties to fun events dotted all over the city, London is taken over by style.
This season was no exception. Having been to fashion weeks for over 10 years I’m an old hat at how to do the shows, but I have to say every year it just gets better. This season with the aid of my very own Mercedes Benz G-Wagon (thank you so so much for that Mercedes!!!) I managed to whizz around town in record speed popping into shows, dinners, debates, presentations and parties!
As you know I attend London Fashion Week and various other fashions weeks across the globe every season, but my favourite is in my home town, London.
Special thanks to? This year I did a collaboration with Rotary Watches who gave me a gorgeous selection of time pieces to accessorise my outfits with every day! And also thanks to Mercedes Benz UK for giving me the G-Wagon for the duration of the shows. Huge thanks to my driver Lee for being a legend and getting me to the shows on time!
Keep scrolling to see what me, the girls and the G-Wagon got up to this week and my highlights from London Fashion Week…
Me and the squad pose for our close up in the Mercedes Benz G-wagons. From left to right: Lorna Luxe, Lissy Roddy, Maya Malnar, Me and Rosa Crespo.
On route to the Fyodor Golan show. Bonnie wears the beautiful blue glitter face Kensington Midnight Sky watch by Rotary, bag by Louis Vuitton.
Above and below: Bonnie wears blue and white Lovers + Friends top at Revolve, white pencil skirt by La Mania, silver boots by Silk Fred, bag by Louis Vuitton and watch by Rotary.
I loved being in the G-Wagon, here’s me on day one being papped by the street style photographers as I get out of the car! :)
On the frow
First show of the season was a gorgeous burst of candy colours and acid brights by designer duo Fyodor Golan (pictured below).
Above Bonnie on the FROW (Front row) wearing Studio by Preen at Debenhams coat, Henley Green Stainless Steel Quartz watch by Rotary and Bag by Louis Vuitton.
Time to party
Charlie and me at the London Fashion Week opening party. Bonnie wears white dress by Silk Fred, pale blue bag by Louis Vuitton.
Another day another outfit Bonnie wears white dress by Silk Fred, blue coat by Amanda Wakeley, Cambridge Chronograph watch by Rotary and bag by Louis Vuitton.
My highlight of day 2 was being invited by Yahoo Style to take part in an official LFW panel debate at Somerset House about the changing digital landscape and the future of the fashion industry.
I was thrilled to be speaking along side some of the industries key movers and shakers including uber vlogger and influencer Victoria from ‘In The Frow’ as well Julia Robson, formerly fashion director at The Telegraph newspaper!
Bonnie wears white dress by Silk Fred, blue coat by Amanda Wakeley, Cambridge Chronograph watch by Rotary, boots by Zara and Twist bag by Louis Vuitton.
The afternoon was filled with more shows, such as Henry Holland, pictured above and a wonderful afternoon tea at The Mondrian Hotel hosted by designer Lulu Guinness.
Day 3 and 4
The next two days were filled with back to back shows, prestations and doing street style shoots in and around London.
Above and below: Bonnie wears Studio by Preen at Debenhams outfit, Henley Green Stainless Steel Quartz watch by Rotary, silver boots by Silk Fred and Bag by Louis Vuitton.
Above at the Preen show wearing Henley green dial watch by Rotary.
Above: The Topshop show – next season I will mainly be wearing the blue, diaphanous, sheer gown above!
Above: Bonnie wears coat by Studio by Preen at Debenhams, pink velvet skirt by Tularosa at Revolve, shirt by Kitri, Henley Green Stainless Steel Quartz watch by Rotary, silver boots by Silk Fred and Bag by Louis Vuitton.
One of my favourite shows of the week was Preen by Thornton Bragazzi pictured above.
My favourite party of the week was the Emporio Armani party where A-Ha, Ellie Goulding and Disclosure all performed.
Feeling a little dazed after the Armani party, I was lagging a bit by day 5! But I still managed to squeeze in a couple of shows and presentations.
Bonnie wears red jumpsuit by Silk Fred, jacket by Jack Wills, shoes by Silk Fred, bags by Louis Vuitton and Henley Green Stainless Steel Quartz watch by Rotary.
And on the last evening as the perfect grand finale, Tommy Hilfiger brought his ‘Tommy Now – Rock Circus show and party, featuring his new line with Gigi Hadid to town, to bring London Fashion Week to a spectacular end.
I’m dead!!! Only kidding. Here’s a drone shot of me on top of the Mercedes G-wagon! Film to be arriving shortly over on my brand new You Tube channel Bonnie Rakhit. To keep up with my travels across the globe and to see the video version of this pic please follow me on Instagram @bonnierakhit
Huge thank you to Mercedes Benz Uk for THE most awesome set of wheels to be driven around fashion week in!
And a another HUGE THANK YOU to Rotary Watches for keeping my wrists looking pretty through out the week and making sure I was on time for the shows! xx
For more from last seasons London Fashion Week or New York Fashion Week click here.
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London fashion week sounds like so much fun! I hope to go someday!
All your pictures are amazing! sounds like you had an incredible time! I’d love to go to LFW one day! I love that LV bag!
Absolutely in love with your various outfits and accessories but more especially Day 1’s outfit it’s just perfect
How fun! I love all these outfits and the watch is pretty! I’ve never been to a fashion show.
It looks like you had an amazing time during London’s Fashion Week! I loved all of the beautiful photos.
I love your watch! I miss attending fashion events! Maybe soon!
You look deadly gorgeous. I love all the outfits you wore. I’m glad that you have good time at London Fashion Week. Thanks for your sharing.
Two things I love about your story: your gorgeous silver shoes and your Mercedez! Omg fantastic way to celebrate fashion week.
I would love to attend London fashion week ! It looks amazing and the styles are stunning
Oh wow, everyone looks so stylish. I’d love to see London during fashion week sometime to get some fashion help.
Literally every outfit you wore made me go “omg I need that” – that black coat especially! You’re clearly living the dream!
You look so stylish. I would love to see London during fashion week . How cool is that.
I wish I had this kind of style. Every picture just blew my mind.
Wow, just wow! Your outfits, hair, the accessories. You look fabulous.
I love all your outfits! The events look great. Thanks for sharing.
You sure had good time! Love your outfits, your silver metal boots are to dye for!
I absolutely love your outfits!! I would love to have your wardrobe! You are so lucky that you have been to fashion week for the last ten years!
Yesss girl. Congrats on Mercedes Benz sponsoring you! So proud. Keep doing amazing things babe.
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