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LFW TIMELINEcocosa.comAnd we're off! The Cocosa team takes on London Fashion Week.FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER09:0010:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0020:0021:00SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBERSUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBERPAUL COSTELLOESOMERSET HOUSE A fashion week staple, Paul Costelloe always starts the LFW proceedings. He tells us backstage that his inspiration for SS12 comes from 1960s film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?MARIA GRACHVOGELTHE SAVOY We run to make the Maria Grachvogel show. A snapped heel later we take our seats and witness the ultra-feminine collection. FYI, snakeskin isn't going anywhere this season.FELDER FELDERSOMERSET HOUSEThe twin designers' signature styles are punctuated by pastel, shades and metallic leather and are well received by the grunge-glam FROW - including Peaches Geldof. HIT THE SHOPS TO BUY NEW SHOESBASSO & BROOKETHE OLD SORTING OFFICEBasso & Brooke starts on time, but fashion journalism grande dame Hilary Alexander is late. There are no seats left so she sits on the floor - how refreshingly down to earth!KURT GEIGER LAUNCHBOND STREETKurt Geiger's creative director Rebecca Farrar-Hockley invites us to the intimate unveiling of the retailer's first accessories collection. Greeted by usherettes, we are swept into a world of glorious trinkets.DAKSSOMERSET HOUSE We get our first glimpse of SS12's seaside theme as we take our seats at Daks. A retro nautical montage plays on the big video screen while we munch our first sugar hit of the day.ASHISHSOMERSET HOUSE Heavy-duty boots stuffed with wild flowers finish this collection with a flourish (turn to page 21 for a behind-the-scenes look at the Ashish show).JAEGER LONDONSOMERSET HOUSE Jaeger London keeps it feminine with a super-chic collection inspired by the early 70s. We predict the boater hats and bow detailing will be an SS12 hit. HOUSE OF HOLLANDTHE DAIRY The FROW is packed with the usual celeb suspects as pastel punks walk the runway to a ska soundtrack. We run backstage to congratulate Henry and sing happy birthday to Pixie Geldof.VIVIENNE WESTWOODSMITHFIELD MARKETVivienne Westwood giggles and quaffs champagne with Pamela Anderson backstage.JONATHAN SAUNDERSPADDINGTON CENTRALAfter a mad dash through the pouring rain, Jonathan Saunders transports us to a luscious plane of spring pastels and paisley prints. ISSASOMERSET HOUSEWe rush back to Somerset House for Issa's vibrant show. Thankfully it's running late and is packed with flirty fringing and Rio-inspired flair.DOMINIC JONESSOMERSET HOUSELast stop of the day is jeweller Dominic Jones' presentation, which proves a hit with It girls Mary Charteris and Alice Dellal.RICHARD NICOLLHAYMARKETRichard Nicoll's sheer silhouettes and plethora of blue shades divides the fashion crowds. We love it - plastic fantastic. FASHION EASTHAUNCH OF VENISONCocosa is sponsoring emerging fashion talent at Fashion East this season. We are dazzled by James Long's jewelled, baroque dress, while our ears are pleasured by DJ Hanna Hanra's thumping beats. NICOLE FARHIROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETYOur front row seats at Nicole Farhi give us a prime view of the stunning statement digitised prints. The standing ovation is well deserved.HOLLY FULTONSOMERSET HOUSELive tweet: #HollyFulton's show certainly didn't disappoint, with graphic checked prints and stunning cropped jackets, we can't wait for SS12.COMPILED BY: CHRIS GILL, EMILY RAMPTON & SOPHIA REYNOLDS