Mayor of London Boris Johnson and British Fashion Council Chairman Harold Tillman officially opened the Spring/Summer '12 London Fashion Week (LFW)
LFW will feature more than 60 catwalk shows, while another 40 presentations will take place during the six days of the biannual fashion show to showcase their innovative collections extravaganza.
More than 5,000 visitors are expected to attend one of the highest profile events on the calendar, which will showcase the spring and summer collections of many British designers.
This spring and summer show is also more special as renowned American designer Tom Ford will be showing his collection.
Jane Bruton, editor-in-chief of Grazia magazine, said "The return of Tom Ford is giving London Fashion Week serious high gloss this season too, and Giles is always a personal favourite of mine. I have a feeling it's going to be a vintage season."
LFW is expected to boost London's economy by about £21m, the British Fashion Council said, as visitors from the around the world will flock to the city to enjoy dozens of catwalk shows, parties, and trendy exclusive after-parties.
The fashion spotlight will be on the collections of Christopher Kane, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic, all of whom have gained high prestige by catering to high-profile clients such as the Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama.
Bruton also tipped Burberry as the show to watch for its "A+++ list" front row of celebs.
LFW is held twice a year and was launched in 1983.