Stella and McQ Come Home to London Fashion Week 2012
Photo Courtesy of Stella McCartney

After being away for 16 years, Stella McCartney announced that she will show at London Fashion Week 2012.

The news broke last week of McCartney’s return to London and have set the British press buzzing with commentary.

McCartney’s evolution from Creative Director at Chloe to the massive success of her collaborations with GAP Kids and Adidas has led to her establishment of a successful brand and fashion empire that is often hailed by critics.

McCartney is said to be participating in London Fashion Week to celebrate the upcoming summer Olympics to be held in London next year.

The show will feature only evening wear, so as not to diminish McCartney’s runway show that will showcase her full line at Paris Fashion Week two weeks later. McCartney’s participation, though limited, is sure to bring London Fashion Week added spotlight.

In addition to Stella McCartney’s showing, Alexander McQueen’s playful and vibrant diffusion line, McQ will show at London. Its debut may be a smart strategic move for the fashion house as it is set to open a flagship store in London later in the Spring.

McCartney and McQueen certainly have the star power to bring out celebrities like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Without a doubt, this London Fashion Week will be one to watch!