From One Direction to Samantha Cameron, London Fashion Week may attract its fair share of celebrities among the 5,000 visitors that come to see what the best of the British fashion industry has to offer.

From One Direction to Samantha Cameron, London Fashion Week may attract its fair share of celebrities among the 5,000 visitors that come to see what the best of the British fashion industry has to offer, but its significance stretches far beyond that.

Certainly it continues to deliver a considerable financial boost to the UK economy – the British Fashion Council estimates that orders of over £100m are placed during London Fashion Week each season. But, just as critical, the continued success of this bi-annual event is a reminder of the vibrant position the UK holds in the global fashion industry, from the catwalk to the high street, and acts as an important shop window for international investment.