BBC iPlayer struts new line-up for 2015 London Fashion Week
James R | On 05, Sep 2015
BBC iPlayer is strutting its stuff ahead of the 2015 London Fashion Week, with a line-up of three exclusive programmes featuring model Abbey Clancy, singer Lianne La Havas and fashion vlogger Grace Victory.
The BBC has been placing an increasing emphasis on the exclusive content available on iPlayer in the past year and cultural events have been a big part of that, from behind-the-scenes looks at music festivals to its ongoing “Private View” series, which follows celebrities around art exhibitions.
Now, the Beeb has unveiled this year’s streaming plans for London Fashion Week.
Abbey Clancy’s Top Picks – Sunday 27th September at 9pm
Model Abbey Clancy takes viewers into the glamourous world of high-end fashion. Abbey goes to the biggest and boldest shows of this year’s London Fashion Week, meeting cutting-edge designers and getting up close and personal with their beautiful creations.
Abbey Clancy says: “London is renowned for being one of the best fashion weeks in the world and I love all the hustle and bustle surrounding all the shows – the city is buzzing for the whole week.”
Grace Victory’s Top Picks – Tuesday 29th September at 9pm
Grace attends some of LFW’s most innovative shows and finds her favourite of cuts, colours and materials. She reveals the clever ways fashionistas all over the country can take inspiration from the event.
Grace Victory says: “LFW excites me as I get the low down on what’s going to be on trend for the coming year. I’m a total fashionista and a self-declared savvy shopper, so having an insight early means I can kit my wardrobe out without breaking the bank. I love a good celeb spotting session too, mainly to see how incredible they look.”
Private View: Lianne La Havas On Shoes – Sunday 27th September at 7am
Critically acclaimed musician and fashion icon Lianne La Havas takes viewers on a Private View of the V&A exhibition ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’, where she gets after-hours access to the show. Lianne, who is known for her love of her high heel shoe collection, will reveal the artistic and social history of footwear, with the exhibition displaying 200 shoes ranging from gold leaf Ancient Egyptian flip flops and the platforms that tripped up Naomi Campbell to the latest contemporary designs.
Lianne La Havas says: “I love shoes, in any shape and form. And as a kid it was my beloved blue suede trainers with white fluorescent stripes, but as I grew up, so did the shoes. For me shoes and fashion can be just like music, the perfect way of expressing your shifting identity.”
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