The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the provisional schedule for London Fashion Week (LFW) September 2020. The gender neutral showcase will run from Thursday 17th to Tuesday 22nd September 2020 and include both digital activations and physical events, adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing. The schedule will host over 80 designers including 40 womenswear, 15 menswear, 20 menswear & womenswear and 5 accessories brands. There will be a total of 50 digital only activations, 21 physical and digital, 7 physical only and 3 designers who will activate through a physical evening event only. Read more
British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that following the initial £1,000,000 made available for the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, the organisation raised an additional £500,000, allowing applications to reopen for a second round. The BFC Foundation Fashion Fund was established in March, to support creative fashion businesses and individuals to survive the Covid-19 crisis. In May 2020, the BFC gave financial support and mentoring to 37 British designer businesses, with grants taken from the £1,000,000 emergency fund allocated to viable businesses depending on their urgency and capability to come through and thrive post crisis. A portion of funds was allocated to students, underpinning the future generation of creative talent. Read more
The first fully digital London Fashion Week isn’t over: Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director of Grazia UK, talks to Bethann Hardison, the pioneering fashion advocate, former model and agent best known for her work creating change within the fashion industry as it relates to diversity. As well as recalling stories from Bethann’s own experience as a black model, they discuss how fashion brands are responding to the current political climate, and the positive steps many of them are taking towards change.
Quintessential British brand, Mulberry is renowned for its timeless designs and traditional quality. For more than forty years they have been designing and manufacturing contemporary and iconic accessories, and now they have launched their first ever fully sustainable leather bag. Their Responsibility Approach is called Mulberry Green, a title that reflects both the brand’s signature colour and our respect for the natural world. It is based on the principle that Mulberry will make a positive difference to its people, the environment and the community in which it works and is focused around materials, manufacturing, product and people. Read more
London Fashion Week visitors have access to many more designers through presentations, multi-brand and individual showrooms. London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the big four international catwalk influencers. In addition to the official and off schedule events LFW has become a focus for a broader base of fashion linked activities with international designers, media and other high profile brands choosing to host their own events during the weeks. The BFC will devise a dynamic Positive Fashion focused schedule of events and activations in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions and businesses to engage with new audiences and communities. Read more
Since 1876 Chantelle has been helping women around the world underpin their outfits with the sensuality and elegance that comes only with wearing French lingerie. A history rich in innovation of techniques and fabrics has seen Chantelle rise from humble roots as a Parisian corset maker to a world-leading, innately French brand that epitomises femininity with their lace and silk collections, body-sculpting shapewear and boutique accessories. With a brand philosophy firmly focused on refined quality, fans look to Chantelle for all their intimates needs – from comfortable everyday underwear to full lingerie sets, sleepwear, bridal and more. Read more
Taking place on 4th – 6th January 2020, LFWM dates fall so close to the New Year that, for this season, the BFC has taken the opportunity to shine a light on British talent through an international activation in Milan including a catwalk show, designer showrooms, digital installations and events. The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that at the 15th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) at the Truman Brewery hub, all shows within the BFC Show Space will be live streamed on the official London Fashion Week Instagram channel. Read more
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Kate Thornton’s a firm believer in ‘friends are the family you choose’ and her female friends are the heartbeat of her hit podcast, White Wine Question Time. Kate has now extended the sentiment to her first jewellery collection. KT x Bibi is a true collaboration between Kate and established jewellery brand, Bibi Bijoux, headed up by Maxine Becker. A departure in style, this collection of mix and match, easy to wear pieces celebrates and advocates female empowerment and friendship with a range Kate has designed to be ideal for self-purchase and also for gifting. The first collection launches at qvcuk.com on October 3rd and consists of seven bracelets; five necklaces; three stud earring styles; three hoop earring styles with detachable crystal charms; three drop earring designs and a set of stretch stack charm rings. Prices start at £29.99 for some of the earrings and increases to £65.00 for the three-chain necklace.
After the hectic weeks first at New York and then London, the italian city is finally getting it’s place in fashion, with seven days of total immersion in colors, fabrics and new trends.
This year’s news
Milan, as always, is hosting the most famous brands, such as Gucci, Fendi, Max Mara, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta, but with a more inclusive spirit. For example Gucci and Prada are going to share the same opening and closing slots! Meanwhile Fendi is presenting it’s first womenswear collection without the legend Karl Lagerfeld. On the other side, catwalks are not gonna see the brand of Roberto Cavalli. Read more