London Fashion Week 2012.1

February 21st and 22nd, 2012.

For this particular London Fashion Week, I only found the opportunity / motivation to head down to Somerset House on two days. Looking at my premieres archive, I can't see anything that would have prevented me from doing more days... so I suspect I probably couldn't be bothered (yet) to make the trek down on the weekend, and/or didn't realise it was on.

Here's what I managed to get:

Somerset House is a pretty cool place to host a Fashion Week - it's a nice open area where weirdos can mingle and be photographed by other weirdos, while wealthier, or more influential, or more beautiful weirdoes can escape the regular weirdos and go inside the big tent.

Somerset House is a pretty cool place to host a Fashion Week - it's a nice open area where weirdos can mingle and be photographed by other weirdos, while wealthier, or more influential, or more beautiful weirdoes can escape the regular weirdos and go inside the big tent.

"I haven't eaten anything since that Tofu Salad two weeks ago... I ain't moving any more"

"I haven't eaten anything since that Tofu Salad two weeks ago... I ain't moving any more"

No... this is *exactly* how I want my costume to be displayed.

No... this is *exactly* how I want my costume to be displayed.

The sound you're hearing is every bit of PVC and plastic rubbing against every other piece of PVC and plastic. London Fashion Week makes for quite the soundtrack, and it's not all Jason Derulo or Rizzle Kicks or Tinie Tempah or whatever it is we're listening to in 2012.

The sound you're hearing is every bit of PVC and plastic rubbing against every other piece of PVC and plastic. London Fashion Week makes for quite the soundtrack, and it's not all Jason Derulo or Rizzle Kicks or Tinie Tempah or whatever it is we're listening to in 2012.

".I swear Tyrolean goatherds are TOTALLY tending to their herds while wearing this type of garb"

".I swear Tyrolean goatherds are TOTALLY tending to their herds while wearing this type of garb"

"I don't get it either. Among other thigns, getting through the turnstiles on the Tube is a nightmare...."

"I don't get it either. Among other thigns, getting through the turnstiles on the Tube is a nightmare...."

"That bird was the last of its kind and it died horribly. We'll probably throw the hat out after London Fashion Week ends, though... we can't really find a hat box that'll fit it"

"That bird was the last of its kind and it died horribly. We'll probably throw the hat out after London Fashion Week ends, though... we can't really find a hat box that'll fit it"

"Smile! Frown! Ponder on the suffering of Somalia! Recite Keats! Do none of the above!"

"Smile! Frown! Ponder on the suffering of Somalia! Recite Keats! Do none of the above!"

"Are you taking a photo of my a55, bro?" .... uh... no. Just what it's wearing.

"Are you taking a photo of my a55, bro?" .... uh... no. Just what it's wearing.

"Jessie? I broke your wig. But it was for a good cause : I got photographed. Also, was that black'n'white thing I took out of your laundry basket a bedsheet or a scarf"

"Jessie? I broke your wig. But it was for a good cause : I got photographed. Also, was that black'n'white thing I took out of your laundry basket a bedsheet or a scarf"

"It's so cute that every time I'm about to get mugged in a dark alley, the gang members just ask if they can pat it..."

"It's so cute that every time I'm about to get mugged in a dark alley, the gang members just ask if they can pat it..."

"OMG... I can't stand here looking pretty ALL DAY.... I've got other places to stand and look pretty..."

"OMG... I can't stand here looking pretty ALL DAY.... I've got other places to stand and look pretty..."

"Fine, take a photo. Or read texts in a really weird and intense way on your odd little phone. Whichever."

"Fine, take a photo. Or read texts in a really weird and intense way on your odd little phone. Whichever."

"As a bicycle helmet it doesn't do much to prevent head injuries, but as a safety device it tends to cause other people distraction before they have a chance to run into you... so it's actually kind of useful that way..."

"As a bicycle helmet it doesn't do much to prevent head injuries, but as a safety device it tends to cause other people distraction before they have a chance to run into you... so it's actually kind of useful that way..."

"I'm trying so hard to look casual it's causing me a certain kind of stress... hurry up and take your photo already"

"I'm trying so hard to look casual it's causing me a certain kind of stress... hurry up and take your photo already"

"Let's just say the pigeons don't hang around my shoes as much as they used to..."

"Let's just say the pigeons don't hang around my shoes as much as they used to..."

"Well... I'm off to rob a bank. Well... as long as that bank is fabulous enough to deserve getting robbed by me, that is"

"Well... I'm off to rob a bank. Well... as long as that bank is fabulous enough to deserve getting robbed by me, that is"

"And how do you fit all the little people inside there?"

"And how do you fit all the little people inside there?"

Those roles might just as well be reversed.

Those roles might just as well be reversed.

One random celeb : Frankie from The Saturdays. Near as I can tell, wearing rubber bands on your wrist is still cool even to this day.

One random celeb : Frankie from The Saturdays. Near as I can tell, wearing rubber bands on your wrist is still cool even to this day.

"If you convert this photo to black'n'white I'm going to maul you" I estimate no less than six sweatshop labourers went colour-blind weaving this thing.

"If you convert this photo to black'n'white I'm going to maul you" I estimate no less than six sweatshop labourers went colour-blind weaving this thing.

I got nothin... mail me your comments and I'll put them here.

I got nothin... mail me your comments and I'll put them here.

"Actually, it's a funny story. I told some film student I thought Kubrick was overrated..."

"Actually, it's a funny story. I told some film student I thought Kubrick was overrated..."

I'm getting some kind of drag-queen-gestapo-nightclub-thing vibe here... is that an actual thing?

I'm getting some kind of drag-queen-gestapo-nightclub-thing vibe here... is that an actual thing?

"I just trademarked "drag-queen-gestapo-nightclub-thing" while you typed it, and I'll thank you to stop using it immediately."

"I just trademarked "drag-queen-gestapo-nightclub-thing" while you typed it, and I'll thank you to stop using it immediately."

Wait... is it over already??

Wait... is it over already??

So.. that was some kind of thing. Not sure if I'd have guessed that from those two weird days I'd start marking London Fashion Week on my (virtual) calendar to the point where I can now dig out further photos taken in 2013 (both February and September), 2014 (February), 2015 (February) and 2016 (February.... so far)

Still... it's a new feather in my cap, arrow in my bow.... or dazzling pink fedora on my nightstand. And yet another thing to put into the "events" component of The Archive Of Movie Premieres.

Until next time!