Student Spotlight: Talia Wun-Young – London Fashion Week

One of the best things about studying abroad in London is the culture, and specifically the fashion, as UCSB student Talia Wun-Young got to see first hand at London Fashion Week Festival! Now studying at King’s College London, read Talia’s account of her exciting day in fashion!

London is heralded as one of the fashion capitals of the world; rangingProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset from trendy high street style to high end luxury labels, the ensembles you see walking around every day inspire major style envy. As a fashion lover and budding style connoisseur, I was so excited when my friend scored tickets for her and I to attend a session at London Fashion Week Festival 2017!

On arrival, we were immediately awestruck by the sheer number of impeccably dressed men and women milling around the venue, The Store Studios directly on Strand. The energy surrounding the event was infectious and I remembered my enduring love for the fashion and beauty industry.

The Fashion Week Festival ticket gave us a four hour session which consisted mostly of free time to explore all the designer sample sales, peruse new collections, and of course, the menagerie of photo booths and Instagram ops were must stops. The venue was incredibly open and jam packed with a bunch of different booths showcasing clothing, jewelry, and bags. My favorite designer booth was for London boutique brand, Never Fully Dressed. The luxurious silks, bohemian style, and flowy silhouettes were beautiful and I can’t wait to check out their store in Portobello Market.

After a few hours of browsing, people watching, and wishing I wasn’t on a student budget, I got to sit in the second row in designer Teatum Jones’ catwalk runway show. The catwalk show was definitely the main highlight of the session and I loved the fun, colorful, spring prints in Teatum Jones’ Spring 2017 collection. It was incredible to get to sit second row and be so close to all the action!

London Fashion Week Festival was overall an amazing experience that I’m so glad I got to attend. To me, fashion is the most creative form of body language and it was stunning to get to see it from an international perspective. London Fashion Week, don’t worry, I’ll definitely be back.