Burberry and wellie boots at London Fashion Week
LONDON (AFP) - London Fashion Week opened Friday showcasing up-and-coming designers who will share the limelight with established names like Vivienne Westwood and Burberry - while Hunter Wellington boots will prove the perfect solution for the torrential rain outside.
Hot on the heels of the New York autumn-winter 2014 shows, 77 designers will be showing their latest creations around the British capital in the five-day event.
More than 5,000 buyers, journalists and bloggers from 48 countries are expected to attend the shows in London, which generate more than 100 million pounds (S$210.73 million) in orders, according to the British Fashion Council (BFC).
Alongside the big names, London will showcase the collection by trendy British wellie boot maker Hunter, a timely reminder that outside the fashion bubble much of the rest of England is being battered by storms and deluged by floods.