It’s Friday and the Ash Footwear office is gearing up for the weekend ahead.
Got some free time in your schedule this Friday and Saturday?
Check out some of the things that going down in London this weekend and get amongst the action…
One of the biggest event’s on the city’s calendar lands in the capital this weekend – London Fashion Week returns for it’s bi-annual feast of sartorial treats. The event, which runs from Friday until Tuesday showcases homegrown design talent and will see fashion mavens from across the globe descend upon the city for shows and exclusive parties galore. Not managed to bag yourself a ticket? No worries! Carnaby Street is showing all the shows live on a big screen across the iconic shopping destination so you can watch the shows, and hit the shops with fresh inspiration. You can see the full schedule here.
Wow the fashion crowd with your fancy footwear and rock the statement Flora Boots while you wander round the shops.
If fashion isn’t your thing, London Design Festival also descends upon the capital this weekend, with events and exhibitions in every corner of the city. Head South to Brixton for the Brixton Design Trail, where you can view installations, learn about crafts and shop beautifully curated boutiques. The breathtaking V&A Museum in West London will house a number of different installations and will be holding guided tours around the collections. Somerset House will also be home to London Design Biennale where works from 37 nations will be displayed, exploring big ideas about sustainability, pollution and social inequality.
A chic suede boot is our top pick for a cultural day out, so look to the Hurrican boots. Team with your favourite jeans and a silk shirt to take you straight into the cocktail bar in the evening.
For family fun, there are street festivals both sides of the river. Head to Bermondsey for the Bermondsey Street Festival, which you will find brimming with street food stalls, live music, and even a small petting zoo from the local farm. Bringing together an array of local talent, the festival will host a photography project showcasing the borough’s heritage, and while you’re there, why not sip on an artisan cocktail from The Hide and help raise funds for the ‘Ignition Brewery’ project, a new scheme to train adults with learning disabilities the art of brewing and to set up a micro brewery.
North of the river in Hampstead, Gail’s Bakery take things outside for their annual street party to raise money for Magic Breakfast, a charity supporting hungry children around the world. As well as Gail’s offerings of delicious bakes, there will be various independent stalls selling cheeses, cured meats and beers – Basically, all of the good stuff!
Make stylish trainers your go to for strolling through the crowds. The light beige hue of the Guepard Bis trainers will team perfectly with loose fit light wash denim.
We hope you have an amazing weekend, wherever you are!