Sep 14 2013
The runways at London Fashion Week are set to showcase some of the big names in British and Irish design - with sequins aplenty expected at one particular show.
Welsh designer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Julien Macdonald - famous for his glittering party dresses and evening gowns - has said on Twitter that the cast of the dance show will be attending his show.
The designer's official Twitter feed said: "So glad to have the strictly competitors and dancers coming to my show tomorrow! Can't wait to see all the lovely ladies in Julien Macdonald."
At Fashion Week in February, Macdonald's show attracted stars including girl band The Saturdays and singer Pixie Lott.
Another spectacle set to attract famous faces is the House of Holland show from designer Henry Holland. Hailing from Ramsbottom, greater Manchester, Holland's designs appeal to the hip crowd.
Flying the flag for Scotland is Holly Fulton whose design signatures include graphic prints and luxurious materials. Meanwhile, Ireland is represented by fashion giants Orla Kiely, J. W. Anderson and Dublin-based John Rocha.
Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Temperley London and Matthew Williamson are among Britain's top designers set to show their wares on Sunday.
They are among the 58 catwalk shows showcasing clothes for next year's spring and summer season during the five-day trade event which started on Friday.
US designer Tom Ford returns with a show on Monday, while Stella McCartney will display her collection for Adidas on Tuesday.
The event is expected to attract more than £100 million in orders, according to the British Fashion Council (BFC), as buyers, journalists and bloggers gather from around the world. A report by Ledbury Research in July found that 83% of British luxury brands were on course to boost their profits this year, while Burberry reported an 18% rise in first quarter sales.