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Harry Styles joins celebrity fashionistas for LFW show

One Direction star Harry Styles joined a front row of celebrity fashionistas at the London Fashion Show to view the latest collection from the House of Holland.

Harry Styles chatted with Kelly Osbourne before the House of Holland's spring/summer catwalk display. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
DJ-model Leigh Lazark, presenter-model Alexa Chung, singer-model Pixie Geldof, and model Daisy Lowe took in the collection. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Singers Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, and Nicola Roberts were also on the fashion frontline. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Strictly stars come out for Julien Macdonald at LFW

Designer Julien Macdonald has paraded his spring/summer collection at London Fashion Week to an audience that featured a few of his fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestants and dancers.

Strictly dancer Brendan Cole arrived at Goldsmiths Hall with his model wife Zoe Cole. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Fellow dancing contestant Abbey Clancy turned out to view Macdonald's latest collection. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
The Welsh designer later joined models on the catwalk to a roomful of applause. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Strictly stars to support Julien Macdonald at LFW

Welsh designer and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Julien Macdonald said the cast of the dance show will be attending his show this afternoon.

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Tuition fees 'could dry up' British fashion talent

Rising tuition fees could shut out working class talent from studying fashion at Britain's world-class colleges, according to an ambassador for the British Fashion Council.

Boru Aksu models have displayed the latest wears at the start of London fashion week, which is tipped to bring in £100m to the UK economy. Credit: PA

Speaking at the opening of London Fashion Week, Sarah Mower, who is also a visiting professor at Central St Martins, said today's home-grown success stories "came through at a time when fees didn't exist, or were affordable".

The Guardian reported the British fashion industry is being urged to take inspiration from the US, where fashion veterans give something back through scholarships and bursaries.

London fashion week is expected to inject £100m into the British economy.

Vivienne Westwood to showcase new designs

British fashion grand dame Vivienne Westwood is one of the big names showing at London Fashion Week this year. Credit: PA

London fashion week kicks off with big names like Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Burberry and Stella McCartney showing the world how to dress to impress.

58 catwalk shows will debut trends and looks for the 2014 spring and summer collections.

British designer Jasper Conran will be among the first to the catwalk, while the top names tomorrow include Julien Macdonald and Henry Holland.

US designer Tom Ford returns with a show on Monday, while McCartney will display her collection for Adidas on Tuesday.

The event is expected to attract more than £100 million in orders, according to the British Fashion Council (BFC), as buyers, journalists and bloggers descend on London to spot the latest trends.

Read more: Student marks Fashion Week with LEGO creation

Student marks Fashion Week with LEGO creation

To get in to the spirit of London Fashion Week, model Aspen Glen-Cross poses in a dress adorned with around 5000 LEGO bricks designed by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design student, Anne-Sophie Cochevelou. London Fashion Week begins on Friday.

Aspen Glen-Cross poses wearing the LEGO creation in front of the London Eye. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA
A headpiece and glasses were designed to accompany the LEGO dress. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA
Model Aspen Glen-Cross wears shoes decorated with LEGO along with the dress. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA
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