The capital gets stylish as London Fashion Week kicks off

Models on the catwalk during the Maria Grachvogel Spring/Summer 2013 show Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

London Fashion Week kicked off in style on Friday.

The event, which runs until Tuesday, will see top designers from Britain and all over the world display their collections.

Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council which organises London Fashion Week, said the event had got off to a "fantastic" start.

"It's been a really strong start, it's always a little bit of a whirlwind on the first day but I think there's a real buzz out there and a lot of excitement."

A model in silhouette during the Caroline Charles fashion show

Friday's catwalk shows included Antoni and Alison, Caroline Charles, Maria Grachvogel, Bora Aksu, Corrie Nielsen and Sass and Bide.

Maria Grachvogel's catwalk show Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment
Head-raising fashion at the Bora Aksu fashion show
A model on the catwalk during the Corrie Nielsen Spring/Summer 2013 show Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Models showcase Sass and Bide's latest creations Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone was also in town to showcase his Nico Didonna designs.

Christopher Ciccone arrives for the Nico Didonna Spring/Summer 2013 show Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
A model wearing shoes designed by Christopher Ciccone Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

As is to be expected at London Fashion Week, the front row contained some well-known faces.

Kelly Brook attends the Bora Aksu fashion show Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Pandemonia (left) and Jameela Jamil (right) at London Fashion Week Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Leah Weller, Twiggy and daughter Carly Lawson attending the Sass and Bide fashion show, Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Sixties modelling icon, Twiggy, attended the Sass and Bide show. Speaking ahead of it, she said:

Saturday's line-up includes Clements Ribeiro, Issa London, and one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite British fashion labels Whistles.