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Saturday, February 19, 2011
One of the most highly anticipated collections will hit the catwalk today in the second day of the London Fashion Week.
British-based label Issa London has been thrown into the spotlight after Kate Middleton wore one of the designer’s “draped” gowns to announce her engagement to Prince William.
Alongside Issa, Daks is opening the second day with designers Louise Gray, Charles Anastase and Jonathan Saunders revealing their hotly-awaited autumn/winter collections.
The future royal’s status as a fashion icon is tipped to bring a new level of interest to the British catwalk this year.
Yesterday saw the event, which features around 200 UK and international designers, open with Paul Costelloe’s show at Somerset House in central London.
TV talent show personalities Janice Dickinson and Jason Gardiner were spotted on front row seats at the show which traditionally attracts some of the most famous faces.
Collections from Maria Grachvogel and Sass & Bide were also revealed on the first day.
Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, who has been made an ambassador for British fashion, helped launch the influential event, speaking about her “passion” for clothes.
She kept her outfit British with a Mulberry dress and Sykes jacket, but was not wearing her wedding ring.
The stylish UK first lady later marked the start of the biannual event with a reception at Number 10, with Claudia Schiffer and Vivienne Westwood among the guests.
Later in the week internationally-renowned designer Tom Ford will be showing his new womenswear creations for the first time in London.
He has opted out of staging a full catwalk show and will instead hold a series of private appointments with fashion editors.
Other high-profile shows taking place will include Burberry, Mulberry, Julien Macdonald and Vivienne Westwood.