London Fashion Week February 2017

February 10, 2017  18:26  |  News

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Next week London Fashion Week February 2017 (Friday 17th – Tuesday 21st) will welcome over 5,000 guests, including press and buyers from over 49 countries, to its new home at The Store Studios. This will be the 65th edition of London Fashion Week.

Featuring 51 catwalk shows and 32 presentations, the show schedule once again highlights the diverse and innovative British fashion industry on display in London. This season 50% of the designers behind brands on the show schedule were born outside of the United Kingdom, representing 42 brands.


New to the schedule this season are Roland Mouret who will show in London in honour of the brand’s 20th anniversary, alongside Chalayan on the catwalk schedule and accessories brand Hill and Friends who will stage a presentation as well as brands A.W.A.K.E and Ports 1961. In addition Burberry will once again be showing their womenswear and menswear collections together on Mondayevening, Donatella Versace’s VERSUS return to show on Saturday evening and MM6 Maison Margiela will show on Sunday afternoon.

Simone Rocha, winner of British Womenswear Designer at The Fashion Awards 2016 will present her new collection on Saturday evening. 2016 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Sophia Webster will host a presentation for her new collection on Monday afternoon; this year’s shortlisted designers are Huishan Zhang, Mother of Pear, Osman, palmer//harding, Shrimps, Sophie Hulme and Toogood. International Woolmark Prize winners Teatum Jones will open LFW with a standalone catwalk show.

The schedule also features the brightest emerging design talent from the BFC’s NEWGEN initiative: Ashley Williams, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr and Sadie Williams will all host on schedule catwalks and presentations. Recent NEWGEN graduate Ryan Lo will also continue to show as part of the catwalk schedule. Michael Halpern and Richard Malone, both selected as ‘One-To-Watch’, will host standalone presentations. Fashion East will include ASAI and Supriya Lele who join existing designers Matty Bovan and Mimi Wade.

Our internationally celebrated designers including Antonio Berardi, Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Emilia Wickstead, ERDEM, Gareth Pugh, House of Holland, J. JS LEE, Joseph, Julien Macdonald, J.W. Anderson, Margaret Howell, Marques’Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Mulberry, OSMAN, Peter Pilotto, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Pringle, Roksanda, Temperley London and TOPSHOP UNIQUE will all be on schedule to showcase their latest collections.

Margot Bowman and Mother of Pearl will showcase films at the Serpentine on Friday as part of BFC Fashion Film sponsored by River Island.

120 designers are showcasing in the Designer Showrooms at The Store Studios, 180 Strand, taking over more wings of the building than ever before:

AlighieriDorateymur and Loxley England join Blake LDN and Bruta in the showrooms recieving support from Boden’s Future British initiative, which is in partnership with the BFC.

Harvy Santos LondonLaura Apsit LivensSophie Beale Millinery and The Season Hats will showcase as part of the BFC’s Headonism initiative.

CompletedworksDAOUFrances Wadsworth JonesLily KamperRachel Boston and Shimell and Madden will showcase as part of the BFC’s Rock Vault initiative.