Get yourself a bit of glamour at London's social fashion events and parties. Read more >
There's always something happening in London's fashion scene, and the fashion industry doesn't need much of an excuse for a drink or two! Keep an eye on the fashion social events calendar to discover a bit of glamour, a glass of bubbly or two, and perhaps a preview of the latest designs that are about to hit the high street.
Throughout the year on this page you'll discover trunk shows, launch parties and special in-store catwalks.
It's different for every type of event so make sure you check out the event listing for detailed information. Unless we say otherwise, most events will be open to the public, but some may need an invitation or membership of an organisation. Make sure you check the detail before you turn up though because even the ones open to the public might need advanced booking or payment to get you on the list!
Social events can happen at any time, but the really busy times in the fashion calendar are during London's fashion weeks (in February and September), on the run up to Christmas and in the height of summer.
Catwalks and trunk shows allow designers or labels to show off their latest collections. At a catwalk you'll find, well, a catwalk, which usually happens early on in the programme. Afterwards you'll usually be given the chance to browse clothes yourself, maybe with a glass of bubbly, and sometimes the chance to purchase the new collection items at a discount.
At a trunk show there may not be a presentation, but you'll often get to hang out with members of the team from the label, or even the designer themselves, and talk through the new collection with them. They might give you styling tips or advice on how you could wear the new collection, and provide some additional insight into the creative decisions behind the range.