The last weekend of February marked the opening of London Fashion Weekend 2016 at the Saatchi Gallery on London’s King’s Road.

It was a four-day showcase open to the public, presenting the latest in fashion with catwalks, pop-up shops featuring the best designer collections and panels with industry experts.

Pop-up shop including Moschino, Dolce & Gabana, Prada and Balenciaga

Pop-up shop including Moschino, Dolce & Gabana, Prada and Balenciaga

This annual event aimed to provide “an insider’s view of the latest fashion trends,” according to its organisers, as well as highlight and provide an overview of London Fashion Week.

Fashion enthusiasts were seen queueing outside the gallery, eagerly waiting for the opening of this year’s event.

Inside, an expert panel discussion offered advice on the latest fashion trends, the art of vintage, what it takes to be a top fashion editor to how to make it in the modelling industry.

London-based stylist Martha Ward presented the schedule of ticketed and open talks. The list of attendees included personalities including William Vintage, Tracy Sedino, Carole White, William Baker as well as Hello! Fashion’s Monthly deputy editor Jill Wanless, stylist Rachel Story and many others.

British television presenter Laura Jackson hosted the “trends” catwalk shows while radio and television presenter George Lamb hosted the designer catwalk shows.

Models strutted in looks belonging to well-known designers such as Vivienne Westwood.

The designers who showcased their SS16 collections at this year’s edition were Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Temperley London.

Fashion lovers also got to seek expert style advice from the beauty professionals at Toni & Guy and Maybelline New York.

The hair stylists from Toni & Guy provided a menu of 25 different cuts, which were guaranteed to be completed within 20 minutes.

  • Fashion enthusiasts waited patiently in line at Saatchi Gallery for the opening of London Fashion Weekend 2016.
Sandalds by Alexander White - His shoes are designed in London and handmade in Florence, Italy.

Sandalds by Alexander White – His shoes are designed in London and handmade in Florence, Italy.

One of the designers that stood out in the shoe section was Alexander White. His luxury brand was founded in 2014 and offers chic and elegant shoes with a playful, youthful twist.

His celebrity fan base include Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Scherzinger, Ella Catliff, Eleanor Tomlinson and Yasmin Le Bon.

Pop-up shops offered galleries of must-have British and international brands at exclusive industry insider prices. Items for sale ranged from jeans, dresses, trainers and statement winter coats. There were over 150 top men and women brands to shop from for ready-to-wear items, accessories and jewellery.

Thornton Bregazzi designed the exclusive SS16 tote bag for this year’s London Fashion Weekend featuring one of their signature floral prints.

All images by Milena Paraschiv