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London Fashion Week 2019

  • Fashion -04-Sep-2019

London Fashion Week 2019

The fashion frenzy is about to begin as London Fashion Week opens its doors again this September get ready to indulge yourself in two weeks of catwalks, after-parties and fashionistas. You’ll be able to spot them all over London, from jet lagged high-end models to the biggest designers in the industry.

LFW History

The British Fashion Council, a non-profit trade group aiming to promote British design in the UK and abroad, was founded in 1983. They then launched London Fashion Week just one year later in 1984, from a West London car park. Some of the first designers to be there were Betty Jackson, David Fielden and John Galliano.

The event continued to go on each year until the early nineties when the recession meant only a few designers were chosen to showcase their collection. But, in 1993 the event regained its reputation as Naomi Campbell put on an eye-popping display walking down the catwalk topless for the Philip Tracey collection. The event continued to regain popularity when student designer Stella McCartney’s collection was modelled by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in 1995 which sold out completely.

London Fashion Week approached new difficulties in the early 2000’s as British designers like McCartney and McQueen took their talents elsewhere across European countries and US designers were hesitant to travel after 9/11, which left a gap in the market. This facilitated Topshop being the first high street store to be featured at LFW which then led on to the ongoing popularity and demand for high street budget friendly fashion.

In 2009, LWF continued to attempt to re-attract those major brands such as Burberry with the return of Anna Wintour to her front-row seat after a two-year absence. Shortly after this, digital became a big part of the fashion industry with 2,000 bloggers registering to attend LFW in 2014.

LFW was also the first major fashion week to go fur free in 2018, which was complexly ground-breaking in the fashion industry. It is also a huge contributor to the UK’s economy with it directly contributing £32.3 billion to the UK’s GDP in 2017 meaning it’s now almost as big as the finical sector.

LFW Show Schedule 2019

Thursday 12th September

18:00 - 20:00 Design Renaissance Foundation - On Show
18:00 - 21:00 A Celebration of Canadian Design
18:30 - 22:00 NAECO's LFW Launch Party - Showcasing Positive Fashion
18:30 - 22:00 Wolf & Badger LFW Launch Party
21:00 - Late WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF AGENT PROVOCATEUR

Friday 13th September

08:00 London Fashion Week Official Opening Designer Showrooms Event
09:00 Mark Fast BFC Show Space Catwalk
09:30 - 11:30 Nensi Dojaka Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
10:00 Jamie Wei Huang See Invitation Catwalk
10:00 - 18:00 Amanda Wakeley See Invitation Presentation
11:00 HAZZYS BY JD.COM, INC. BFC Show Space Catwalk
11:30 - 13:30 16Arlington See Invitation Presentation
13:00 BORA AKSU BFC Show Space Catwalk
13:30 - 15:30 Gayeon Lee See Invitation Presentation
13:30 - 15:30 NEWGEN ONE TO WATCH: EFTYCHIA Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
15:00 Roberta Einer BFC Show Space Catwalk
16:00 Fashion East See Invitation Catwalk
17:00 Pam Hogg See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 - 19:30 Dom Sebastian Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
17:30 - 19:30 Temperley London See Invitation Presentation
18:00 Matty Bovan * BFC Show Space Catwalk
19:00 Paula Knorr **
20:00 Marta Jakubowski ** BFC Show Space Catwalk
20:30 - 21:00 Ilaria Lepore SS20 Show & After Party
20:30 - 21:30 KHYELI SS20
20:30 - 22:00 Alighieri SS20 Press Preview
20:30 - 23:00 FLEURS SS20 Launch and Reception
20:30 - 23:00 Victor Wong Show and After Party
20:30 - Late Cocktails with Catches App
20:30 - Late Gabriela Hearst London Store Opening Party
21:00 - 23:00 CHOOSE LOVE AT LONDON FASHION WEEK
21:00 - 23:00 Malan Breton

Saturday 14th September

09:30 - 11:30 Luna Del Pinal Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
10:00 - 12:00 Public Catwalk Show BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
10:00 FYODOR GOLAN See Invitation Catwalk
11:00 Ports 1961 See Invitation Catwalk
11:30 - 13:30 Alice Archer See Invitation Presentation
12:00 Sharon Wauchob See Invitation Catwalk
12:30 - 14:00 ROBERTS | WOOD ** See Invitation Presentation
13:00 - 15:00 Public Catwalk Show BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
13:00 Marques'Almeida See Invitation Catwalk
13:30 - 15:30 Hill and Friends See Invitation Presentation
14:00 Molly Goddard ** See Invitation Catwalk
15:00 Halpern * See Invitation Catwalk
15:30 - 17:30 Dilara Findikoglu See Invitation Presentation
16:00 - 18:00 Public Catwalk Show BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
16:00 TOGA See Invitation Catwalk
17:00 House of Holland See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 - 20:00 RIXO See Invitation Presentation
18:00 REJINA PYO See Invitation Catwalk
19:00 A.W.A.K.E. MODE See Invitation Catwalk
20:00 Fashion For Relief See Invitation Catwalk
20:30 - 21:30 Stories from Arabia Show See Invitation Event

Sunday 15th September

09:00 Natasha Zinko x DUO See Invitation Catwalk
10:00 - 12:00 House of Holland & self-portrait BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
10:00 DAVID KOMA See Invitation Catwalk
11:00 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi See Invitation Catwalk
11:30 - 13:30 Anya Hindmarch See Invitation Presentation
12:00 Roland Mouret See Invitation Catwalk
12:30 - 14:30 House of Holland & self-portrait BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
12:30 - 14:30 OSMAN See Invitation Presentation
13:00 Margaret Howell See Invitation Catwalk
13:30 - 16:30 Aspinal of London See Invitation Presentation
14:00 Victoria Beckham See Invitation Catwalk
15:00 - 17:00 House of Holland & self-portrait BFC Show Space Public Catwalk Show
15:30 Emilia Wickstead See Invitation Catwalk
15:30 - 17:30 UNDERAGE See Invitation Presentation
16:30 Chalayan See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 Simone Rocha See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 - 19:30 Phoebe English See Invitation Presentation
19:00 Ashish See Invitation Catwalk
19:30 - 21:30 Trust Judy Blame, Katharine Hamnett and DrNOKI-NHS host a Special Reception to celebrate DrNOKI-NHS Fashion Week Residency See Invitation Event
19:30 - 22:00 Atelier Zuhra Denim Presentation See Invitation Event
20:30 Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori See Invitation Event
20:30 - 21:00 Next Generation Regeneration: Fashion & Revolution - National Windrush Day See Invitation Event
20:30 - 21:30 AADNEVIK – Fashion Show See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late POAN Performance and Dinner Event See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late Victoria Beckham Private Dinner See Invitation Event

Monday 16th September

09:00 Supriya Lele * BFC Show Space Catwalk
10:00 Roksanda See Invitation Catwalk
10:30 - 11:30 Mom Handworks x Roland Mouret BFC Show Space Presentation
11:00 ERDEM See Invitation Catwalk
11:30 - 12:30 Paul Costelloe See Invitation Presentation
12:00 Huishan Zhang See Invitation Catwalk
13:00 JW Anderson See Invitation Catwalk
13:30 - 14:30 POSTER GIRL Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
14:00 Richard Malone * BFC Show Space Catwalk
15:00 Christopher Kane See Invitation Catwalk
17:00 Burberry See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 - 19:30 Edeline Lee BFC Show Space Presentation
18:30 - 19:30 Olivia Rubin Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
19:00 Richard Quinn * See Invitation Catwalk
20:00 Julien Macdonald presents Julien x Gabriela See Invitation Catwalk
20:30 - 21:30 APUJAN SS20 See Invitation Event
20:30 - 23:30 Edeline Lee x Glass Magazine Party See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late LOVE & YouTube Fashion Week Party See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late Sensoria by Johny Dar See Invitation Event

Tuesday 17th September

09:00 Supriya Lele * BFC Show Space Catwalk
10:00 Roksanda See Invitation Catwalk
10:30 - 11:30 Mom Handworks x Roland Mouret BFC Show Space Presentation
11:00 ERDEM See Invitation Catwalk
11:30 - 12:30 Paul Costelloe See Invitation Presentation
12:00 Huishan Zhang See Invitation Catwalk
13:00 JW Anderson See Invitation Catwalk
13:30 - 14:30 POSTER GIRL Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
14:00 Richard Malone * BFC Show Space Catwalk
15:00 Christopher Kane See Invitation Catwalk
17:00 Burberry See Invitation Catwalk
17:30 - 19:30 Edeline Lee BFC Show Space Presentation
18:30 - 19:30 Olivia Rubin Designer Showrooms DiscoveryLAB
19:00 Richard Quinn * See Invitation Catwalk
20:00 Julien Macdonald presents Julien x Gabriela See Invitation Catwalk
20:30 - 21:30 APUJAN SS20 See Invitation Event
20:30 - 23:30 Edeline Lee x Glass Magazine Party See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late LOVE & YouTube Fashion Week Party See Invitation Event
20:30 - Late Sensoria by Johny Dar See Invitation Event

Venue:

BFC SHOW SPACE
The Store X
180 Strand
London, WC2R 1EA

Shows that can’t be missed

Burberry

Burberry Group PLC is a British luxury fashion group that was born in London. And if you haven’t heard of Burberry already, they mainly focus on trench coats, outerwear, fashion accessories, sunglasses and cosmetics.  Their fall fashion show will focus on their new outerwear which will be perfect timing just before Autumn.

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Ashish

Ashish Gupta is a very unique and quirky fashion designer that focuses on vibrant colour and personality. Born in Delhi, Gupta studied fine art in India before moving to the UK to do a BA in Fashion Design. Since his first appearance at Fashion Week in 2004, he has won awards and collaborated with big brands such as Topshop. So, prepare yourself for sequins, sparkles and embroidery.

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A post shared by ASHISH (@ashish) on May 19, 2019 at 10:55am PDT

Grange Hotels London

Don’t forget, if you need somewhere to put your feet up after the fashion madness Grange Hotels has 10 hotels located around London. Including Grange Whitehall Hotel which is a short 7-minute journey from LFW. Don’t forget to use our Summer Escape Offer for 15% off accommodation when booking!

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