London Fashion Week: Lavazza X Mother Of Pearl

lavazza x mother of pearl coffee cup LFW

London Fashion Week: Lavazza X Mother Of Pearl

London Fashion Week can be a pretty stressful time, the days are long, there is a lot of queuing, waiting and then… lights, camera, action and the show is over before you have hardly had a second to remove your lens cap! Thankfully, Lavazza are always on call with their awesome coffee to keep up our spirits and energy levels up, even when it’s raining. And my, it rained a lot this season!

Lavazza X Mother Of Pearl

Lavazza X Mother Of Pearl

Every season, Lavazza team up with a designer to produce a limited edition cup design based on their collection. These cups can be found all over London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend (Lavazza serve around 30,000 cups of coffee at these two events) as well as backstage at some of the shows. Last year Lavazza partnered with New Gen Designer Ryan Lo (which you can read about here), this season, with the support of the BFC, the honour went to Mother Of Pearl. Who’s designs and prints are feminine and chic which are also a little playful and have a slightly darker motifs at times. This seasons cup features a beautiful traditional style floral design with a pearl diver, serpent and tiny eyes hidden within the leaves. The print came in two different colour ways, pink and black. Did you spot them during LFW?


Mother Of Pearl ‘New York Stories’

I headed down to the impressive venue at Christ Church in Spitalfields and before the show I had a little time to get a coffee with the girls from Lavazza. I spent a little time taking some photos of the models preparing for the show, getting hair and make up done and doing the run-through. Afterwards, we headed to the front-of-house and watched the show. The collection was absolutely stunning and I wish I could have captured quite how beautiful it was, but it was super tricky lighting, so please do excuse my poor skills. The make-up was by MAC and the show was inspired by the precocious 12 year old girl Zoe from the film series ‘New York Stories’. Zoe dresses head-to-toe in Chanel and wears smeared red lipstick which was applied in a cab on her way to school.

This post was sponsored by Lavazza Coffee, all opinions are my own as is my coffee addiction.


















  1. September 20, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Love this post, this may be my favourite of yours, you would make a great backstage photographer!

    • fashionforlunch
      September 20, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Ah! You are so kind! I’m so glad you like it!!!!!! Xxxxxxxx

  2. September 20, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Wow, looks so much fun! I love the print on the cups.. Very stylish. Can’t wait to see more of your Instagram pics from the shows.. X

    • fashionforlunch
      September 20, 2016 / 10:43 pm

      Hello! I promise I will post more soon! I’m sooooo behind!!! It’s not even funny! So glad you like the post, I’m so obsessed with the cups! Xxxxx

  3. September 21, 2016 / 4:18 am

    Looks and sounds fab!! Xx

    • fashionforlunch
      September 21, 2016 / 8:59 am

      Thank you! It was super special! Have a lovely day!

  4. September 21, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I think your photos are brilliant – wonderful insight to one of the shows. The cups are just darling too xxx

    • fashionforlunch
      September 21, 2016 / 8:58 am

      Hello!! Thank you so much!! I’m
      So glad you like them!! It was an amazing show! Xxxxx

  5. September 21, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    To be honest the makeup throws me off but those shoes are everything.

    • fashionforlunch
      September 22, 2016 / 11:51 am

      I know what you mean about the make up, but there something really sweet about it! It kind of grew on me throughout the show!