• London Fashion Week 2018 | ILFWDA show

    I had the opportunity to attend on a media pass to a London Fashion Week event organised by English designer, Stacey Strahand for the Independent London Fashion Week Designers Association – ILFWDA show. This organisation sets out to move away from the ‘bureaucracy’ within the fashion industry management companies, to enable designers who may be struggling to showcase their collections during fashion week to have an opportunity to do so, and through that raise funds for their chosen charity which was UNICEF UK for this year. The event was held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. It was a beautiful celebration of creativity, with designers coming from all over the world. Even more refreshing was to see how the models used on the runway depicted their actual consume group. A move from the over reliance on super skinny models, I would not want to delve into the ethical debate about natural body weight who although may be natural/healthy in certain cases, do not represent the entirety of consumers..

    Designers at the  ILFWDA show

    Stacey Strahand 

     Stacey Strahand is a luxury women’s fashion designer who specialises in the creation of wearable pieces made from fabrics that celebrate the English heritage. She was the brain behind the ILFWDA show. Not only did she display great organisational skills, her collection opened the ILFWDA show with a clear statement, being a new designer does not in any way denote limited creative prowess.


    Jeff Garner ‘s collection was utterly mystical! I’m not sure if it was my imagination, but you could literally  tell a story with each piece of garment. He is a fashion-led ethical designer who uses sustainable materials for his creations. Named in the top 40 artists in the US and having his work existed in a gallery, there is little wonder that he is popular with celebrities. He is known to have dressed celebrities such as The Kings of Leone and Sheryl Crow among others.

    Michael Lombard

    Michael Lombard has been described as “the king of premium leather”. He is an US-based leather designer who’s designs marry classical and current trends into aesthetic edgy pieces. His attention to detail is exquisite!

    Agnes Krivanics

    Agnes Krivanics is an European fashion designer who has a way with fabric. What stands out in her work is her intricate play with fabric which shows off her love for geometry. Her collection was such a joy to see! Not only did she make use of eco-friendly fabrics but boy did she nail my style with every piece of garment she put on the runway. I kept saying to myself, “I would wear that”.

    Agnes Szepligeti

    Agnes Szepligeti is a London-based Hungarian couture designer, specialising in individual bespoke delicate couture dresses which are quintessential but with a modern twist to them. Oh the glitter!  Her fabrics were heavenly.

    Hiba Agal

    Hiba Agal’s creations are inspired by Art and Literature. She graced the runway with a projection of ultimate feminine glory that told of her devotion to creating couture garments that invoked romanticism. She put on the runway pieces of wearable culture that transcends one continent.

    Photography by: Alicia Resterna

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    1. February 19, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Although I’m completely lost on who these designers are, I always love a good runway show. What an exciting experience you had to travel to fashion week London. Thank you so much for sharing all of the beautiful pics!

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 20, 2018 / 12:01 am

        thank you

    2. February 19, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      This looks like such a wonderful event! I think I like Jeff Garner’s collection the best. So beautiful.

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 20, 2018 / 12:00 am

        yes it was awesome, thank you

    3. Leanne
      February 20, 2018 / 7:34 am

      What a fantastic experience! Great post 🙂

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 20, 2018 / 9:08 am

        thanks hun

    4. Josephine van-Dyck
      February 20, 2018 / 7:43 am

      I’m glad u had such a fantastic opportunity. The designs look amazing.

    5. February 20, 2018 / 8:01 am

      I’ve been seeing photos of LFW everywhere lately. You’re so lucky to have been able to attend! I’ve never been to a fashion show of such magnitude, sounds like you had a lovely time and I’m glad that they chose to send a more body-positive image this time. 🙂 x

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 20, 2018 / 9:08 am

        yes Christie, it was truly positive. Thank you. I hope you get the chance to go soon

    6. February 20, 2018 / 1:55 pm

      The designs are gorgeous! I would love to attend London Fashion Week. It looks like such a breathtaking experience for a fashionista.

    7. February 22, 2018 / 5:50 am

      I have no idea who these designers are, but boy are those clothes stunning or what! Glad you got to enjoy the show in person.

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 22, 2018 / 6:56 am

        thanks for visiting my blog. They are very promising

    8. Amrita
      February 22, 2018 / 7:21 am

      They all show so much talent.Real women and real clothes is an important cause.Like Stacey for that!

    9. Blair villanueva
      February 22, 2018 / 10:36 am

      I am hyperventilating just seeing those dresses! Oh i can imagine your excitement attending the media preview!

      • Marianne Nambu
        February 22, 2018 / 11:43 am

        it was beautiful!

    10. February 23, 2018 / 2:14 am

      These designs are amazing and it’s just so awesome to see another designer set up a fashion show for designers who may be struggling to show their collections.

    11. February 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thank you Marianne on a beautiful article. Each designer was different in their own way which made the experience for the audience that much better. I had just finished headlining NYFW and flew straight to London for this show. I’m in DC now for DCFW. Thank you once again. IG: michaellombard_designer.

    12. February 26, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Thank you for attending our show and writing a fantastic article. Next year we are focusing on more Couture garments and fitness models . We are teaming up with professional Pr and Event managers who all want to help promote our cause. If any of you would like to cover our show , please join ILFWDA Media & Press Room on facebook. Thank you .

      • Marianne Nambu
        March 1, 2018 / 1:38 pm

        thank you

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