The new FROW
1. There has been much speculation over what Caitlin Jenner’s first ever fashion week appearance will be but we’re hedging our bets on Givenchy. See number 13.
2. Dylan Brosnan – the dashingly handsome son of Pierce Brosnan – is the new face of Saint Laurent and while we don't yet have confirmation if he'll be at their show, we are sure he will be appearing on a FROW somewhere soon.
3. Lucky Blue – the teenage Mormon model with peroxide blonde hair and 1.2 million Instagram fans – is rumoured to have several fashion week appearances planned. Because, why not?
4. We’ve seen toddlers on the FROW, and even dogs on the catwalk, but what about taking your pet ferrets to Fashion Week? Oh no, wait…..it’s a pair of Gucci shoes. Coming soon to a FROW near you.
The new models
We predict big things for these new faces, all of whom are relative newcomers to the catwalk. You heard it here first.
5. Bhumika Arora at Elite London
6. Pooja Mor at Wilhelmina London
7. Kris Gottschalk at Elite NYC
8. Sophia Ahrens at The HIVE
9. Nicole Atieno at SMC
10. Following her meteoric rise to fame this year, and as the face of their most recent campaigns, we’re expecting Gigi Hadid to open the Topshop Unique show this LFW. Watch this space.
The new venues
11. NYFW waves goodbye to the Lincoln Center this season, with shows relocating to Skylight at Moynihan Station in Midtown and Skylight Clarkson Square in Soho…
12. …while in London, the British Fashion Council (AKA BFC) is moving to the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho and the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.
The new cities
These designers will all be showing in a new city for the first time this season.
13. Givenchy moves from Paris to New York
14. Versus moves from Milan to London
15. MM6 moves from Paris to London
16. The Row moves from New York to Paris
The new labels
17. Hill & Friends, the accessories line founded by ex-Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill, will be presenting their first-ever collection over London Fashion Week and we want to be in their gang.
These emerging designers are all part of the new London Brit-Pack, and we will have a close eye on them this LFW:
18. Claire Barrow
19. Molly Goddard
20. Le Kilt
21. Newcomers Richard Malone and This Is The Uniform join Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East stable for the first time at LFW. Expect the unexpected.
22. Fashion maverick, celeb BFF and now movie star Jeremy Scott will star in his very own documentary that comes out on 18 September, as NYFW draws to a close.
23. Wanda Nylon will be showing its first major catwalk show in Paris this season. Rainwear just got a whole lot sexier.
24. Peter Dundas was announced as the new Creative Director at Roberto Cavalli earlier this year, following his departure from Emilio Pucci, making this season his debut show at the Italian fashion house.
The new places
25. When Ralph Lauren opened his namesake restaurant The Polo Bar over NYFW last season, it was THE place to dine. We predict the same this September, at least for the people-watching, if not the food.
26. Lavazza coffee (one of the official BFC sponsors) will be serving up fashion-friendly, dairy-free coconut lattes in London this season. In limited edition Marques’Almeida cups, natch.
27. There’s fashion on the menu over at London’s Riding House Café as well, with four new cocktails named after witty one-liners from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Kate Moss. Basic Bitch on ice, anyone?
28. What do the fashion crowd eat after 22 days on the road? Jacket potatoes and caviar at Caviar Kaspia. This is Paris, after all.
29. And, as an essential for all Brits abroad, you’ll find us propping up the chip counter at trendy Franglaise eatery, The Sunken Chip. With a chip butty.
The new must-have
30. Smartphones are so last season. The Vector smartwatch is our new can’t-live-without gizmo. Because who needs to go to fashion Week anyway when you can live stream it onto your arm? Welcome to the future (almost).