London Fashion Week 2013: Everything you need to know

LFW: With AW13 runway shows kicking off in the capital, we reveal what to expect

The second of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks, London Fashion Week (LFW) follows New York Fashion Week and precedes Paris and Milan.

Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne at House of Holland SS13 © RexLondon Fashion Week is home to big names including Vivienne Westwood, Alice Temperley and Christopher Kane but is also famous for its up and coming designers.

US stars including Tom Ford and L’Wren Scott will also be showcasing their AW13 collections at LFW and of course Rihanna is launching her collection with River Island here too.

[Related: New York Fashion Week 2013: Everything you need to know]

"London Fashion Week is becoming stronger and stronger and can hold its own against New York, Paris and Milan despite not necessarily having a bulk of advertisers shows," said Susie Lau, founder of fashion blog Style Bubble.

"It's becoming a must-see city for a lot of editors and buyers, who are excited to see new break-out designers pop of out London.”

Rihanna is launching her River Island collection at London Fashion WeekFollowing the glamour and opulence of New York Fashion Week AW13, we can expect to see more androgynous and tailored styles on the London catwalk.

Key autumn trends we’re predicting on the runways include monochrome, stripes, leather and mannish tailoring.

[Related: Manolo Blahnik unveils designer window displays at the May Fair Hotel for London Fashion Week]

London Fashion Week SS13 saw celebrities including Olivia Palermo, Kelly Osbourne and Nicola Roberts sat on the FROW so we’re expecting more A-Listers this season too.

We can’t wait for it all to kick off.

Burberry, Christopher Kane and Vivienne Westwood AW12 © RexTop 10 shows we’re most excited to see at London Fashion Week

1 Rihanna for River Island
2 Vivienne Westwood
3 Christopher Kane
4 Alice Temperley
5 Burberry
6 Tom Ford
7 L’Wren Scott
8 PPQ
9 Sass & Bide
10 Mulberry

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