Erm, Where Is THE CATWALK?!

18 February 2011


So we know London Fashion Week likes to go its own way, mix it up, present the unexpected. We're such rebels, innit. But fashion shows with uh, no catwalk? That's maybe taking it a little too far, kids. At Somerset House this morning, we couldn't help but notice, that the floor of the official British Fashion Council Show Space tent (where the majority of "on-schedule" shows take place) is now just a...well, just a floor really. A floor covered in wooden floorboards, but a floor, nonetheless.

Naturellement, the point of a catwalk (just to recap) is to elevate the models to a height that makes them easy to see, even by fashion editors from say, Elle and Vogue, who have to sit waaaay waaay far back in the seating plan (cackle). So we're not sure how this is going to work out. Or what the thinking behind the catwalk axing was.

Is it cost? Is it health and safety after all those falling models? Is it to stop anyone other than official photographers taking pics (blogger backlash! blogger backlash!)? Is it just silly? The mysssstery continues....

We've seen a lot of things at London Fashion Week over the years, but we never thought we'd see catwalks shows...without the catwalk.

Have you seen the LFW catwalk? Grazia is offering a handsome reward for its return...


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