Holiday fashion capitals: London
London. Regardless of whether you are planning a weekend trip or a longer stay, a visit to London is an endless source of fashion adventures. Our guide to holiday fashion capitals will bring you closer to what to see, where to go and how to plan a vacation under the sign of fashion.
The base ..
…So the hotel. It is true that the Airbnb option, i.e. short -term rental of private accommodation at a good price, is currently reigning among travelers. London However, it tempts with a rich hotel offer. So maybe it is worth at least a short abandonment of modern habits and afford a bit of hotel luxury?
Artist Residence London
Nice Gościniec in typical English Townhouse. High ceilings, discovered bricks on the walls, stucco. A combination of tradition and modernity – on the one hand antiques and wooden floors, on the other, floss lamps and large velvet seats and sofas. A bar is waiting for guests in the basement. Clarendon Cocktail Cellar is a place where hotel guests and residents of the southern part of London are happy to visit. Relaxation.
Located in a fashionable London area – Covent Garden, Henrietta not only impresses with a great location, one step away from London's biggest attractions. The owners set a task to the decorator – the hotel is to transfer visitors to the times when in design Art Deco ruled. The mission was successfully completed. Pastels on the walls, marble finishes, golden accessories, large wall headrests like removed from American films until they ask for a photo. The only minus? The interiors are so pretty that you don't want to go out. And London is waiting ..
London Creativity Center – Shoreditch. Just a few years ago, tourists almost did not look here, today it is difficult to imagine that Shoreditch would not visit being in London. It was here that Hoxton was located – A hotel, which, in addition to a regular offer, also has an offer for more demanding tourists. Concept Rooms. The hotel gave part of its space to local artists. Each room was designed by a different artist, so everyone is completely different. There is a room for those who value luxury, it is also for those who fit the rural climate the most. There is a typical English and industrial room. Everyone will find something for himself.
London or fashion attractions
If you are planning your holidays in London under the sign of fashion, the city will not disappoint you. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – there is always something to do here.
The first stop? The Wallace Collection.
An enquiring mind: manolo blahník at the wallace collection
A real treat for fans and fans Blahnik. The largest footwear miracles from the designer archives surrounded by works of art presented in the beautiful interiors of the gallery. Given that exhibitions devoted only to shoes are rare, the more it is worth seeing Blahnik's exhibition. Additional attractions? Meetings devoted to fashion accompanying the exhibition. If you are lucky, it is very possible that you will meet a shoe guru in your own person. Carrie Bradshaw would be delighted!
Mary Quant, Victoria & Albert Museum
A designer who shook fashion. It is said that the quant convinced women to the length of the mini, thus causing a return in women's fashion. Exhibition in V&And this is a story about a dizzying career and beginnings .. fast fashion. Creator, feminist, women's savior, businesswoman? Mary Quant – it's worth meeting her.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum
A proposal only for the persistent. A real exhibition hit this year. After a huge success in Paris, the exhibition reached London and … Before it began, it had already reached the cult status. It is hardly surprising. This is the first exhibition that accurately presents the entire history of the fashion house Christian Dior – from the beginning to the present day. Getting tickets borders on a miracle, but it is not impossible. Every morning, the museum transmits a limited pool of tickets, which can be obtained at the ticket office. From the morning under V&And queues are setting up. Guarantees that after a few hours of queue you will be able to get a ticket from an additional pool, but as they say who does not risk this ..
Fashion Freak Show
For lovers of fashion looking for extraordinary impressions, London offers "Fashion Freak Show" or a Rewiks telling about the life of a French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Early years of study, first steps in the fashion world, debut show in the 70s., History of the 90s., Until this day – the story served in the form of a comic performance. Opinions about this "work" are heavily divided. It is said to be a fashion history only for persistent. If you want to find out tickets to Southbank Center.
Fashion Freak Show, Source: Soithbankcentre.What.UK
Shopping in London
Although in Poland luxury boutiques and world brands are coming, London is still not compared. The fashion capital offers what only the heart desires and even more. Whether this is the center or the outskirts of London everywhere you can find boutiques with soul, shops vintage if Concept Stores, With a breathtaking offer. Which places every fashion lover should visit?
Dover Street Market
Breeding of new talents. The invitation to DSM is a sign for the designer that he must prepare for a assault from buyers from around the world. A concept created by Adam Joffe, privately husband Rei kawakubo, Today is a model cooperation between the designer – talent promoter. In addition to new names (like Charles Jeffrey Loverboy), in DSM you will find a whole galaxy of top brands, with streetwear at the forefront. There is Jacquemus (who, moreover, owes his career to Joffe and Kawakubo in Paris), Gucci, Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Cecilie Bahnsen, Prada and many, many others. A must on the map of every fashion lover. Additional attraction? Idea bookstore hidden in the store space.
A small bookstore, whose offer makes us start to combine how to survive until the end of the month. A huge selection of books and magazines on fashion, art, architecture and design. You will get everything here – from bestsellers Like The Gentlewoman, Purple, Magazine system for limited editions from the farthest corners of the world, including M.in. Japanese magazines about … cats. Note – watch your watches, this place draws.
… that is a new child in the family. Browns is one of the first modern multibrands with luxury fashion in London. Until recently, quite traditional, after changing the owner (currently it is Farfetch) gained a new identity. The current classic offer has been enlarged by brands that Millennials love – next to Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Notena and Delpozo hang Heron Preston, Ambush or Vita Kin. Farfetch focused on the development of a recognizable brand and this is how the second browns boutique was created – Browns East in the aforementioned Shoredtich. Packed with technology and good design. If not shopping, it is worth going to at least enjoy the eye.
Browns East, source: brownsfashion.com
The Shop at Bluebird
Exceptional Concept Store, which is worth visiting even for the interior. Once at the famous King’s Road, today in the heart of Covent Garden. A place where fashion, beauty and art meet. In addition to the clothes and accessories of top brands (Ami, Rixo London, Ganni, Danse Lente), you will also find the iconic fragrances of Dam vintage from Baroque Rocks. For this interior, which, like no other, reflect the climate of Covent Garden.
Where to gain strength?
London is a city that, in addition to fashion, also loves the kitchen. Restaurants with stars and cutlery Michelin is normal here. Experimental places – if they arise – it is in London. A mix of tourists and residents is the best barometer of flavors.
The day filled with plans is worth starting with a decent breakfast. Our proposal? One of the colorful Farm Girl locations. Romantic, somewhat vintage on Notting Hill, totally cool in Chelsea or decadent in Soho. Menu? Typically breakfast – popular today bowle, muesli, eggs in every form. Sweet and salty. Everywhere just as tasty!
Between both exhibitions and London shopping We recommend a visit to Humble Pizza. First – the surroundings. Chelsea is one of London's most fashionable districts. Secondly – the interior. The idea of Child Studio for the decor of the restaurant delights. Domination of pink with a bit of beige and green is an unusual combination of colors for a pizzeria, but what an impression is! By the magazine "Condé Nast Traveler" recognized as one of the most beautiful restaurants in London. If these recommendations are still not enough – let the food be the next. 100% vegan pizza, whose ingredients change depending on the season.
Probably one of the most photographed places in London. The chances that you do not know the plush seats and stucco on the pink ceiling are small, because it is a place created in Instagram. Tourists from around the world come there to see what a collision looks like Photo vs. reality? We recommend. Maybe that mainstream, But for such colorful!
London has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to fashion. Our suggestions are just a fraction of a very extensive offer of attractions, but what interesting! If you know about places and events that are worth seeing in London – be sure to share with us. And soon another fashion capital in our cycle.