British Fashion Council

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British Fashion Council
Predecessor Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers,[1] Fashion Industry Action Group[2]
Formation 6 January 1983; 31 years ago (1983-01-06)
Purpose Promote British fashion in the UK and internationally
  • Somerset House, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
    London, England
Leader Natalie Massenet
Website British Fashion Council

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a non-profit trade group for British fashion designers founded in 1983. Its main goal is to promote British fashion design in both the UK and internationally.

Based in London, it is currently chaired by Natalie Massenet and its chief executive is Caroline Rush.[3][4]

Previous chairs of the BFC have included Harold Tillman and Sir Stuart Rose.[5][6]

Main activities[edit]

The main activities of the BFC are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Waddell, Gavin (2004). How Fashion Works: Couture, Ready-to-Wear and Mass Production. Oxford: Blackwell Science. pp. 175–7. ISBN 9780632057528. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "London Fashion Week". Flur Magazine. Feb 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Karmali, Sarah (5 September 2012). "Natalie Massenet named BFC Chairman". Vogue. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Caroline Rush". Business of Fashion. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ White, Belinda (5 September 2012). "Natalie Massenet appointed chairman of the British Fashion Council". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Day, Elizabeth (31 May 2009). "Marks and Spencer's Stuart Rose:". The Observer. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Groskop, Viv. "Natalie Massenet: style leader who means business". The Observer. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  8. ^ O'Conor, Lottie (25 June 2014). "10 minutes with...Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

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