Anna Wintour has returned to her homeland for London Fashion Week for the first time since 2007. Therefore, it is necessary to keep a detailed record of every activity she engages in. Last night she attended a private dinner for Topshop’s Unique line, where she chatted up Kate Moss and Christopher Bailey. Today, she sat front-row at Meadham Kirchhoff, Luella, and Marios Schwab. While Rachel Zoe changes outfits between Fashion Week shows and events, Anna appears to have worn the same thing all day. She also appears to be the first to arrive to the shows, in her usual form, since the wire is stocked with images, like the one here, of her sitting among a bunch of empty seats. And in between her busy schedule, she’s finding time to chat up reporters! Such as the Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander, who reports Anna is eager to scope out young talent while in London.
Anna told the paper:
“A designer really needs to spend five or 10 years learning the craft, learning the business. Sometimes you can get someone who has become a huge star overnight, but it is so rare that that works. Sometimes a lack of understanding, a certain naïvety about the business can be refreshing, but it so often doesn’t work. People can get carried away with what is new and young and different, but unless you are someone like Marc Jacobs, you should think long and hard. So many are struggling.”
“I love the spirit of London, it is such a place for original talent. I love the way they can make clothes out of nothing, conjure up an atmosphere out of nothing. It’s very special.”
Oh, London. So cute when they put on a Fashion Week.
Anna Wintour’s tips for designers wanting to make it big [Telegraph UK]
Anna Wintour heads for London Fashion Week [Telegraph UK]