LONDON (Reuters) – South African accountant Shaista Hamdulay never imagined she would one day mingle with fashionistas at London Fashion Week.
Yet on Saturday, Hamdulay got a taste of a world usually reserved for fashion editors, buyers, bloggers and celebrities, with a coveted front row seat at a catwalk show.
The 30-year-old was one of dozens of people at the industry event’s inaugural public show, where for the first time anyone could buy a ticket for a special presentation.
“It’s a once in lifetime opportunity,” Hamdulay said. “Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would be sitting at London Fashion Week.”
Once closed off to the fashion world, London is opening its doors, offering six public shows over the weekend.
For tickets priced from 135 pounds ($169), audiences can watch models walk the catwalk in outfits by designers Alexa Chung, Henry Holland and self-portrait.
Also included are panel discussions with industry figures and an exhibition….
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