The mega fashion extravaganza kicked off at London with the launch of London Fashion Week on Friday as the British fashion capital gets ready for a month-long runway schedule.

From well-known designers like Burberry to Vivienne Westwood, and from new start-up designers like Matty Bovan and Molly Goddard – the London Fashion Week is the second fashion stop after the New York autumn/winter 2019 fashion show. The British fashion gala in London will feature over 100 catwalk shows, countless crowded, fizzy parties and dozens of presentations lined up for the entire month – starting from Friday – providing a platform to all sorts of designers from around the world to showcase their work.

The London Fashion Week 2019 inaugural catwalk was made by London-based Turkish designer Bora Aksu, who introduced red-carpet ready fashion pieces that were an inspiration from Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova – the first woman to go into space in 1963. A mix of ethereal, otherworldly look, set off at times by pale and arctic makeup, completed by layered, asymmetrical dresses in quiet shades of white, cream and soft blues centred the Bora theme for the day.

While hundreds of fashion designers from all over the world will try to showcase their work, the guests at the London Fashion Week includes a flurry of fashion industry insiders, including retail buyers, magazine editors, stylists, and celebrities to the front row – otherwise known as the FROWs. Not to forget how Queen Elizabeth II raised the expectations from FROW visitors as she made a shocking appearance, sitting right next to US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at designer Richard Quinn’s AW18 show. Let us see if AW19 manages to catch the attention of the Queen.