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The re-location to Somerset house

This year saw LFW move from various locations sporadically scattered around London to one permanent (and exceedingly grand) home – Somerset House. The new location suits London fashion week down to a tee – its charismatically British, is utterly stunning (particularly when lit-up at night) and is but a stones throw away from the fashionable Covent Garden (not to mention the various coffee shops that reside in the area). So, has the move had any impact on Old Blighty’s fashion week? The most prominent change that’s (surprisingly) happened has been the sudden demise of the ‘Fashion Week Heel’. Famed for its twice-annual appearance, the ‘heel’ has in past seasons notoriously become as eminent and as gossiped about as some of the shows.  Last season, the ‘Gladiator’ shoes with their intimidating height and almost vertical shoe design reigned over the fashionistsa’s sure-to-be-sore feet as they ran to keep up with their daily show schedule. This S/S ’10 fashion week however, the cobbles of Somerset House demanded a necessary downgrade in heel height, namely for reasons of not breaking ones neck. Coinciding perfectly with the current foot-trend of the seemingly indispensable item – the brogue, the unthinkable has happened at fashion week – flats are in. Doc Martins are defiantly making a comeback, as are daps and generally any kind of boot.

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