LONDON (AP) - Goodbye snowy New York, hello gusty London! After a week battling frigid temperatures and sleet in the U.S., the fashion crowd found little solace in the British capital as London Fashion Week kicked off Friday in sweeping wind and rain.
No matter: the fashion crowd can always be counted on to show up looking like they just came from a magazine shoot, whatever the weather. Nor did the lack of big-name designer shows on Friday deter fashionistas from having a ball.
Somerset House, the fashion week's headquarters, was buzzing with street photographers and bloggers. Across the river, an alternative fashion show celebrated style for curvier women with "plus-sized" models, including David Hasselhoff's daughter Hayley.