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London Fashion Week special

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 February 2012

With London Fashion Week in full swing, and the great and the good from the world of fashion vying for a front row seat, we bring the catwalk to the Woman's Hour studio in a special edition of the programme.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Produced by Emma Wallace.

Chapters

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  • On the Catwalk and on the High Street

    Jane views the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2012, and discusses what styles from last September’s Fashion Week have made it to the high street stores.

  • Life at London Fashion Week - A Blogger's View

    We join fashion blogger Susie Lau of fashion blog stylebubble.com at the catwalk show for this year’s MA fashion graduates from Central St Martins School of Art.

  • Does Fashion Matter?

    Is fashion simply a superficial pastime that should be irrelevent in today's austere times? How much does fashion truly matter - to the economy, employment, and creativity?

  • Fashion Forecasting

    Where do new fashion ideas come from?

  • Working Conditions for Models

    As the concern for the working conditions of fashion models, particularly younger ones, rumbles on, we ask if the industry needs further regulation.

  • Fashion Rules

    Head to toe prints, pastels, peplums – just some of the new fashions in the stores for this spring. But we’re not all catwalk models, after all, so how do you actually wear them in real life?

  • London Fashion Week - On the Catwalk and on the Highstreet

    It’s now day four at London Fashion Week, with just another two days of catwalk shows to go. With a hectic schedule of back to back shows, it’s a busy time for the dedicated fashion journalist, as they report on the latest collections and new trends. Taking a break from the front row to speak to Jane is a panel of fashion writers: Hilary Alexander from the Telegraph – who joins us straight from the Peter Pilotti show; Dolly Jones, Editor of Vogue.com; and fashion blogger Sasha Wilkins, AKA Liberty London Girl. They share their thoughts on the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2012, and discuss what styles from last September’s Fashion Week have made it to the high street stores.

    Liberty London Girl
  • Fashion Forecasting

    Where do new ideas come from? Maria Janssen, Creative Director of Fashion for forecasting company WGSN, joins Jane to describe how the experts spot new trends and bring them to the catwalk and the high street, and to explain the mysterious world of the 'coolhunter.'

  • Fashion Rules, From Catwalk to Kitchen

    Head to toe prints, pastels, peplums – just some of the new fashions in the stores for this spring. But we’re not all catwalk models, after all, so how do you actually wear them in real life? Are there ‘rules’ to good dressing, or are they there to be broken? Hilary Alexander, Dolly Jones, and Sasha Wilkins, join Jane to offer their advice on taking the latest catwalk styles and making them your own.

  • Working Conditions for Models

    As the debate continues concerning the working conditions of fashion models, and particularly younger models, we hear from: Jo Swinson MP, Chair of the All-Parliamentary Group on ‘body image’; Carole White, Founder and Managing Director of Premier Model Management; and model Alexa Brown, who is on the Models Committee for the union Equity.

  • Does Fashion Matter?

    Is fashion simply a superficial pastime that should be irrelevant in today's austere times? How much does fashion truly matter - to the economy, employment, and creativity? The fashion industry contributes £20 billion to the UK economy a year, and the sector employs more people than the telecommunications, car manufacturing, and publishing industries put together. A new report into the sector has identified five areas for growth, including manufacturing and training. Jane speaks to Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, to find out why fashion is more than hemlines and handbags and is, in fact, a serious business.

  • Life at London Fashion Week - A Blogger's View

    What’s it like at London Fashion Week? We join fashion blogger Susie Lau of fashion blog stylebubble.com at the catwalk show for this year’s MA fashion graduates from Central St Martins School of Art.

    Fashion blogs have been a growing phenomenon, and a great platform for new writers, stylists and photographers. Susie Lau has been blogging since 2006, and her blog, Style Bubble, is one of the best known. She posts stylish pictures and fashion observations from the catwalk and the street, with a focus on spotlighting young and unknown talent. Amongst the shows she’s attended at London Fashion Week is that of this year’s MA fashion graduates from Central St Martins School of Art. The course is famous as a launch pad for the next generation of design talent, having nurtured such names as Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, and Mary Katrantzou. We join Susie at the event to get a taste of life at London Fashion Week as a fashion blogger looking out for the very latest in new design talent.

    Style Bubble

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