The choices were this: superstar, super-venue or super-fash.
Starting with the super-fashion crowd was Jonathan Saunders, who took to Gordon Ramsay’s new Bread Street Kitchen to celebrate his show (already being called the best of LFW). Waiters plied the six-deep bar queue with sliders, mini-arancini and fried oysters, while the designer watched a hula-hoop dancer perform and accepted congratulations from what felt like everyone at the party.
The uniform of the night was—surprise, surprise—Saunders gear, with ‘70s floral dresses and sequinned chiffon shifts in abundance. The designer, wearing a sweater of his own making, clearly approved.
Others chose to head south of the river to the Battersea Power Station, revamped with a growl by Roberto Cavalli’s team. In honour of the flamboyant Italian designer’s new Sloane Street store opening, the thigh slits were high, the parmesan was aged, and the walls were covered in leopard-print fabric.
No less starry was the party following the launch of Beyonce and Tina Knowles’s House of Dereon line at Selfridges. A fleet of black tour buses waited to whisk show-goers to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s private nightclub beneath Stamford Bridge. Curiosity and star-gazing drew the masses, but Abramovich’s girl Dasha Zhukova? She followed the leopard-print road, and partied with Cavalli.