On/Off ( thedoll.org/onoff/onoff.html) is the hip exhibition and catwalk platform that is served up every season in conjunction with London Fashion Week. Founded in September 2003 by doll, a London-based event production company, the chief purpose of the event is to bridge the gap between the on and off schedule fashion shows and events.

For the a/w 2007-08 edition, held February 13 to 15, the exhibition relocated to its former location at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. The glamorous venue encompassed exhibition space, two catwalk arenas, a press lounge, art exhibition space and a boutique – all spread over two floors. A number of parties were also co-hosted by On/Off, including the highly anticipated Christopher Kane bash.

Being limited in size, the exhibition exudes an intimate, relaxed air. The main chunk of the exhibitors list is dedicated to womenswear designers, although menswear, accessories, footwear and jewelry prevail too. This season, there were about 25 labels showcasing their fall collections including Jean Pierre Braganza, Jacob Kimmie, Aminaka Wilmont, Anja- Austa and Richard Sorger. A name that attracted that extra bit of attention was Hannah Marshall, whose small collection of black leather dresses with knot details created a stir among press and buyers.

Some designers who showed on the catwalk included Spijkers en Spijkers, Tata Naka, Berube and Aimee McWiliams.

On/Off attracted 8,000 visitors during its three-day run.

— Emma Holmqvist, London Correspondent