London Fashion Week

Posted by Sophie Leeson in Horse Guards, Marylebone, Mayfair

Ever since their opening, the One Events venues have been first choice for many high-fashion designers to showcase their collections during the notorious London Fashion Week. 

Over the past two years, we’ve seen new clients and returning clients take over the venues twice a year and present their collections to the global press, industry buyers, bloggers and photographers within the walls of our spectacular venues. 

Temperley London SS16
Alice Temperley chose the grand, yet elegant One Marylebone for her SS16 show. The luxe, modern, bohemia that Alice believes we are embracing and she herself does best, took day and evening pieces, perfect for summer, holidays, events and parties alike, down the catwalk.
One Marylebone was a hive of activity throughout the Temperley London SS16 show with Liz Earle providing all manner of facials while models munched on Potage salad, Tyrrells Poshcorn and Pierre Marcolini chocolates and the coconut water flowed freely up in the Galleries.
Having previously dressed the likes of Pippa Middleton and Sophie Dahl, Alice had worked out the perfect summer wardrobe for her new romantic and decadent Cuban collection.
The team at Inca Productions created the full production which accommodated the models in their delicate, embroidered Havana pieces with panama hats. The casual, easy, effortless SS16 collection, inspired by the Cuban side of the Mediterranean danced beneath a giant disco ball suspended from the high ceiling of One Marylebone which became the focal point of the show.
 
Markus Lupfer SS16
A far cry from the bustling backdrop of shows – Markus Lupfer transformed the French renaissance style, Grade II listed One Horse Guards into a Mexican Wilderness for his London Fashion Week SS16 Presentation.
Endless, barren landscapes coming to life with lush nature and beautiful flowers made up the blooming deserts of Mexico within the period, yet contemporary spaces in the venue.
Models stood in a floral oasis in the 18th century building among lone stemmed orange and pink blooms and perched on stones garnished with bouquets of pink roses. The floral designs complimented the room’s style and yearned for summer’s return!
Markus Lupfer AW16
‘The Markus Lupfer woman never sleeps’ – a young, cool, modern girl with a high fashion feel – the inspiration behind Markus Lupfer’s latest AW16 collection and second presentation in a row at One Horse Guards, who presented a selection of looks for her 24-hour lifestyle in the most sophisticated way possible.
The romantic collection caters for an elegant evening to a desk-to-party staple, gliding through the day, transitioning from work to play which, continued on his floral fixation from last season, also shown at One Horse Guards. The presentation even debuted a handbag collection as part of the pre-fall range – fun, vintage decadence.
Markus’ presentations are not only a reliable staple of quality for London Fashion Week, but a highly anticipated one – known as the quiet extrovert. Another season of standout wardrobe, complete with a dash of 70s and a hint of intrigue. Everyone now wants to be in Markus Lupfers girl gang!
Belstaff AW16
On the third day of London Fashion Week, Liv Tyler spent the day in the Basement of One Marylebone as she presented her first 12-piece AW16 capsule collection for Belstaff.
The pre-fall collection focused on the mythical and actual notion of ‘heading north’, all the way to the polar icecaps – to the end of the earth. The collection, inspired by renowned female pioneers, specifically 1920s aviation pioneer, Amelia Earheart and polar pioneer Edith “Jackie” Ronnie, made up Liv’s ideal personal wardrobe.
With sub-zero temperatures in mind, the designs were an abundance of cosy, fuzzy, white, shearling, dense, warm pieces which was perfect for the models who were situated in the chilly Basement of the deconsecrated-church, One Marylebone.
Julian Macdonald AW16
Dubbed as one of the grandest London Fashion Week shows ever, Julian MacDonald revealed his stunning new AW16 collection for the first time at One Mayfair.
The creative agency, My Beautiful City, brought the designer to One Mayfair with an epic return, along with its star-studded front row and dazzling designs – the collection couldn’t have been showcased in a more fitting venue.
Dressing high-profile names is just part of the day job for Julian, having previously dressed some of the world’s most glamourous women including; Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Abbey Clancy, it was no surprise that A-listers such as; Millie Mackintosh, Rosie Fortescue, Rochelle Humes and Yasmin Le Bon turned out to watch the show.
Rows of hydrangeas, daffodils and daisies laced the rows of fashionistas below the high ceilings and stained-glass windows which made for a fairy-tale setting.
Alongside the spectacular backdrop of the opulent One Mayfair, Julian also debuted his children’s clothing line, Smile. The supermodels had to share the limelight with an adorable little girl and boy who closed the AW16 show, unveiling a first glimpse of the infant collection to the celebrity audience, created in partnership with Mothercare.
The altar posed as the perfect space for the models to congregate for the finale while the contrasting textures shone under the lights on the catwalk, the audience were able to again admire what looks set to be the red carpet-wear of choice this year.