Every year, Vogue invites fashion lovers from all over the world to a shopping extravaganza. From Milan to London, from New York to Berlin: 19 countries are hosting the Fashion night outs, launched by Anna Wintour in 2009, throughout August and September.
In London, the posh shopping mecca of Bond Street has been closed of and converted into a big street party: Designer shops have thrown their doors open for not only serious shoppers but fashion loving people.
Needless to say I popped along after work to soak up the atmosphere: Bond Street was awash with thousands of fashionistas (real ones and wannabes), bloggers, models , raconteurs and celebs. Enjoy the pictures I took tonight and make sure you check out your city’s fashion night out activities!
Above: Bond Street in Mayfair is the hub of the fashion night out in Central London: The crowd was spoiled with live music from open air stages, champagne in the shops, complimentary manicures and pedicures at guess, hair styling and much more!
The common sight of the evening: A photographer, SLR camera and models wearing outfits from quirky and stylish to questionable, as long as they were not boring!
The FNO Shirts were designed by Jonathan Saunders – you can buy them at many stands at FNO
No doubt, the most popular party took place at Mulberry: British Vogue Editor Alexandra Sulman co-hosted the super stylish party to launch this year’s Fashion’s Night Out event with Mulberry’s Creative Director Emma Hill. Early shoppers could grab goody bags!
Fashion lovers could also get their hair styled at the Hershesons hair station, with the famous 15-min-blowdry.
A pop up store of Hotel Chocolat served chocolate soup! What more does a girl’s heart desire?
Anna Wintour could not have ordered better weather for her FNO: A balmy late summer night provided the perfect setting to celebrate fashion
Naturally, a gelato cart was be parked outside the Missoni store all evening to supply friends and fans with tasty Italian treats.