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FOR THOSE who ARE BACK FROM THEIR HOLIDAYS, FOR THOSE WHO NEVER LEFT, SEPTEMBER is London’s most iconic month of the year. From a (finally) fashion week that has never been this conscious, new blockbuster exhibitions and sustainability roundtables, this is our guide to whats on in September.

September in London means a month that is so busy and exciting, we won’t regret being back to the capital. Wanna be inspired by British prodigy Antony Gormely? Or being enchanted by Tim Walker’s dreamy world? And talking about sustainability, the cooperation between the London Design Festival and Fashion Week has never been this fruitful and inspiring!

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The Royal Academy of Arts presents the “most ambitious” retrospective of Antony Gormley in ten years: with a 45-year career and one of the UK’s most renown sculptors, Gormley populated fascinating settings such as the British coastline and Manhattan’s rooftops. Following in the footsteps of Ai Weiwei and Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley will be the next artist to take over the RA Main Galleries. From organic, industrial and elemental materials to using his own body as a tool to create work, he didn’t shy away from creating colossal installations: let’s not forget the project involving 24,000 members of the public for Trafalgar Square’s the Fourth Plinth.

The exhibition will start the 21st of September,Tickets £18 – £22, Royal Academy of Arts


From opting to use re-usable coffee cups to growing your own fruit and veg, it can be easy to forget that our beauty and self-care routine also needs a good scrub up. But how can your self-care routine and beauty products make a difference? Join Soil Association & Marie Claire as they discover how making one small swap to your beauty routine can make a sustainable impact on the world around us…There’s never been a better time to go green; with the sustainable conversation taking root and the topic of climate change heating up, now is the time to join a growing movement to blaze the way for a more sustainable future.

Wednesday, 11th September, Soil Association. Tickets, £6,98 on Eventbrite

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Waste no more, Eileen Fisher

Waste No More is a zero-waste installation by EILEEN FISHER, investigating how we are changing the way clothes are made from sustainable sourcing, and embodying the art & design of conscious consumption, bringing together creativity & innovation. A truly circular venture, Waste No More is about more than the reuse of old into new. It’s an upending to the conventional cycle of consumerism: from manufacture; to use, to disposal. It’s opening up the apparel industry into multiple industries; rethinking traditional roles of material; rerouting familiar supply chains into surprising new system.

Saturday 14th September, Eileen Fisher, 80 King’s Road, Free event

Tim walker at THE V&A

Head to the V&A to get inside the mind of Tim Walker, one of the world’s most inventive visual storytellers. Embark on a journey through the photographer’s 25-year career and discover ten new photo series inspired by V&A collections. Walker’s monumental pictures, films, photographic sets and special installations portray some of the most iconic personalities and brands in fashion, abandoning Photoshop in favour of masterfully crafted sets. A British artist with a true gift for masterminding jaw-dropping, dream-like visions.

From the 21st September, tickets are£15.00 and can be purchased here.

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Aesthetics and Ethics:
Style and Sustainability in Design

Aesthetics and Ethics invites experts to discuss if style and sustainability go hand in hand. Bernie de Le Cuona sources natural fibres for her unique fabrics in a sustainable way. At the debate will join journalist and author Helen Chislett; Maria Speake, co-founder of Retrouvius –  sustainability movement driven by the belief that good materials and well-made things are precious – and Oliver Heath, leading expert in the field of sustainable architecture and biophilic design. The event takes place at de Le Cuona’s Pimlico store, a new type of fabric house – one of tactility, respect for natural materials and craftsmanship partnered with innovative thinking. 

Wednesday 18th September, De La Cuona Store, Free ticketed event


Immersive and interactive ‘in conversation with’, discovering the stories behind our influential speakers’ individual style journeys. Opening the doors of their London Fashion Week Presentations + Concept store to all ranges of fashion presentations, stories and innovative experiences, Lone Design Club’s Style Stories event will leave you inspired about your own style journey, while also making a small conscious contribution for the better of our world.

9 – 22nd September 2019, 10 am – 7 pm daily at the London Design Club. Tickets are £15 (!)

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