London Fashion Week

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week Men's Strand January 2017 01.jpg
Genre fashion catwalk shows and surrounding events
Frequency biannually
Location(s) 180 Strand, London, United Kingdom
Inaugurated 1983[1]
Attendance over 5,000 press and buyers
Organised by British Fashion Council for the London Development Agency with help from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Website
http://londonfashionweek.org/

London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held in London twice each year, in February and September. It is one of the "Big Four" fashion weeks, along with the New York, Milan and Paris.[2][3]

History and organisation[edit]

Organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC) for the London Development Agency with help from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London Fashion Week first took place in October 1983.[4] It currently ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the 'Big Four' fashion weeks.[5] It presents itself to funders[6] as a trade event that also attracts significant press attention and benefit to taxpayers. It states that it is attended by over 5,000 press and buyers, and has estimated orders of £40 million[7] or £100 million.[8] A retail-focused event, London Fashion Week Festival, takes place immediately afterwards at the same venue and is open to the general public.[9]

On-schedule events take place either at the British Fashion Council's own show space, 180 Strand, or at external locations around central London.

Live video stream[edit]

LFW Portrait Neon

In Spring 2010, London Fashion Week became the first of the Big 4 fashion week's to offer designers showing collections on the catwalk at Somerset House the opportunity to broadcast their shows live on the Internet.[10]


London Fashion Week Men's[edit]

In Summer 2012, London introduced London Collections: Men, in addition to the collections shows in spring / summer and autumn / winter. Since its first instalment, the showcase has grown by 67% and included 77 separate designers in June 2015.[11] London Collections: Men was renamed from the Autumn/Winter 2017 season as London Fashion Week Men's, to help better reflect the growing consumer focus of the event.[12]


London Fashion Week Festival[edit]

Following London Fashion Week each season, the 4-day London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF), formerly known as London Fashion Weekend, offers a consumer-orientated fashion week experience.

Held at The Store Studios, 180 The Strand, LFWF allows consumers to shop a curated edit of designer collections at show exclusive prices, sit front row at catwalk shows by London Fashion Week designers, get a head start on the key trends of the coming season and listen to talks by industry experts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, David (1983-12-01). "crazyaboutmagazines". The Face, December 1983, issue 44, page 44: "Eight For 84 – Identifying the best of Britain’s young designer talent". London. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  2. ^ Bradford, Julie (2014). Fashion Journalism. Routledge. p. 129. 
  3. ^ Dillon, Susan (2011). The Fundamentals of Fashion Management. A&C Black. p. 115. 
  4. ^ Johnson, David (1983-12-01). "crazyaboutmagazines". The Face, December 1983, issue 44, page 44: "Eight For 84 – Identifying the best of Britain’s young designer talent". London. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 
  5. ^ "British Fashion Council website". Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Agreement for Funding Relative to Creative Sector Support - Designer Fashion. Parties: LDA/BFC website". Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  7. ^ Caroline Rush. "Record Figures for London Fashion Week". Crush Communications. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  8. ^ "London Fashion Week factsheet" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  9. ^ "London Fashion Weekend website". London Fashion Weekend. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  10. ^ Rice, Simon (2010-02-19). "Independent newspaper article". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  11. ^ Doig, Stephen (5 June 2015). "LCM and London's menswear renaissance". Telegraph. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  12. ^ https://fashionunited.uk/news/fashion/london-collections-men-to-be-renamed/2016061320720

External links[edit]