Sunday 15th September

| BY Paul Toner

Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief Comes Back To London

London Fashion Week is always the most wonderful time of year. Though this season has been particularly special as Fashion For Relief made its homecoming return to the capital. Staged at the British Museum, Naomi Campbell teamed up with the Mayor’s Fund for London for a spectacular evening of charitable fashions, all in aid of a great cause that goes straight back into helping young Londoners. With the powers invested in Queen Naomi, the supermodel enlisted the likes of Iris Van Herpen, Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Dior to donate full looks for the all-star catwalk – with both Naomi and Erin O’Connor sauntering down the runway. The supermodel and philanthropist also included fashion’s new guard – with looks from Mowalola, Marvin Desroc and Tomo Koizumi also making insta-worthy moments.

This year’s auction was in aid of funding employability programs which offer support for young Londoners from low-income households, with Naomi closing the catwalk by inviting 30 students from West Norwood’s The Elmgreen School to join her during the final bow. Aside from killer fashions up for an auction, an original sketch from Marina Abramović was also up for grabs. There were also pieces by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and a signed Ellen Von Unwerth 1990 snapshot of Naomi pulled from her personal collection. That will look so good on the kitchen wall…