It seems our VIP invites to the UK fashion event of the YEAR must have got lost in the post. But, of course, we are not bitter (much...)
Rather than simply sit here quietly fuming into our last season's Mulberry handbags, we've decided to take a look at proceedings - spa-style.
Your favourite spa, like your favourite designer, speaks volumes about your personality, style and individuality. So, we've teamed up some of the top designers that are showing at LFW with a spa that represents their design signatures. What fun!
Jasper Conran - "Timeless contemporary British style"
No spa is more classically British than Grayshott Spa in Surrey. This traditional health-farm-style retreat exudes olde-worlde charm, but offers the pinnacle in modern, effective treatments. When it comes to the Jasper Conran of spas - look no further.
Combining elegance and sophistication with immaculate customer service and a kind, supportive atmosphere, Grayshott is the ideal retreat for the spa-goer who wants results without scrimping on luxury.
Nicole Farhi - "Contrast of gentle femininity in chiffon set against minimal shapes"
If we were to describe Agua at Sanderson, Bloomsbury, we really couldn't have done it better than Nicole Farhi's design signature.
Agua's areas are divided with rich, flowing chiffon curtains that give you the impression you're quite literally in heaven!
The ethereal theme doesn't stop there - with a range of angelic treatments good enough for any self-respecting higher being, Agua at Sanderson is the perfect pairing for Farhi's flowing, feminine designs.
Paul Smith - "Classic with a twist"
Sofitel So SPA, St James, is more than just a spa - it's an education in timeless glamour. Lovingly designed retaining many original features, this hotel spa is a homage to classic style, with a good dash of French chic.
When it comes to treatments, you won't be disappointed, either. Taking inspiration from ancient traditions from around the world and bringing them up-to-date with the latest in cosmetology, you can expect perfection in the heart of St James.
Meadham Kirchhoff - "Uncompromising, aware and individual"
Not every spa features a helipad - but at Spa Verta, Battersea, you can take arriving in style to a whole different level. Once inside, you're greeted with modern, chic design and cutting-edge glamour from beginning to end.
From the subterranean hydrotherapy pool to the results-orientated treatments, Spa Verta is officially a compromise-free zone when it comes to luxury.
Oliver Spencer - "Luxury artisan"
When London gets too much, and you need a little bit of exotic distraction, The Spa in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, is the ideal escape. An opulent, extravagant Moroccan theme runs throughout this spa within an Art Deco complex, incorporating many hand-picked design pieces imported from North African artisans.
A beautiful blend of breathtaking design and chic North African ambience.
3rd April 2014
Minimalist lines; organic products; facial massage; tranquillity; interesting people-watching.
Discarded towels on loungers; steam rooms that aren't steamy; mobile phones.
Behind the scenes