BFC releases LFW September line-up, to launch ‘City-Wide Celebration' event
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released a provisional line-up for London Fashion Week (17-21 September) with headliners including Victoria Beckham, Erdem, and JW Anderson among the 100-plus confirmed designers. More names will be added over the next few weeks, the BFC said.
Presented as a physical-digital hybrid, a provisional schedule will be released in mid-July with specific information regarding the format of each showcase (physical, digital or both). This will incorporate catwalk shows, presentations, appointments, events, digital content and activations throughout London.
With its principal partner Clearpay, LFW will also “celebrate the reopening of London” by relaunching a ‘City-Wide Celebration' programme across the capital. This will make the “best of British fashion accessible to consumers, supporting retail to get back on its feet and opening London Fashion Week to new audiences and communities”.
The open-to-all “dynamic” schedule will include events and activations in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions, and businesses. A full schedule of activities and how to get involved will be announced later in the summer, BFC added.
The LFW line-up so far comprises some key attractions such as the names mentioned above and Bianca Saunders, Bora Aksu, Charles Jeffery Loverboy, Emilia Wickstead, Fashion East, Halpern, Molly Goddard, Nicholas Daley, Paul & Joe, Paul Costello, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Rejina Pyo, Richard Malone, Richard Quinn, Rixo, Roksanda, Roland Mouret, Self-Portrait, Simone Rocha, Temperley London, and Tiger of Sweden.
That’s a strong line-up already. But there are also more new and established names on the schedule including 16Arlington, 1x1 Studio, 8ON8, Accidental Cutting, Alexander White, Anna Mason, Apujan, av vattev, Bloke, Bmuet(te), Carlota Barrera, Choose Love, Church’s, Daniel W Fletcher, Danshan, David Koma, Di Petsa, Dilara Findikoglu, Edeline Lee, Edward Crutchley, Eftychia, Eirinn Hayhow, Elleme, Feben, Feng Chen Wang, Helen Anthony, Helen Kirkum, Hill and Friends, IA London, Jamie Wei Huang, Jenn Lee, John Lawrence Sullivan, Jordanluca, Kaushik Velendra, Knwls, Labrum London, Liam Hodges, Lupe Gajordo, Margaret Howell, Mark Fast, Marques Almeida, Marrknull, Matty Bovan, Misa Harada, Mithridate, Natasha Zinko, Nensi Dojaka, Olubiyi Thomas, Osman, Otiumberg, palmer//harding, Phoebe English, Pronounce, Published By, Ravensbourne University London, Ray Chu, Roker, SS Daley, Sara Regensburger, Saul Nash, Scott Henshall, Sharon Wauchob, Sonia Carrasco, Staxx, Stefan Cooke, Stephen Jones Millinery, Supria Lele, Teija, Toga, Tokyo Fashion Award (Fumie Tanaka, Ihnn, Meanwhile, RequaL, Shoop, Yuki Hashimoto), Tokyo James, Vinti Andrews, Xander Zhou, and yuan wang.
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