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International fashion on parade

London Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Festival are now well established in any fashion aficionado’s diary with the UK continuing to be an attractive and fertile home for an array of designer businesses. essence found out more about these two events and asked two Fashion Week disciples to comment on what attracts them: Heart Radio’s James Stewart and television presenter Pips Taylor.
London Fashion Week, taking place between Friday 16 to Tuesday 20 February, really is a city-wide celebration. The men’s show, staged in January, is only in its sixth year, but interest has grown exponentially with new designers such as Charles Jeffrey whose unisex fashion was retail’s answer to the debate over how we identify in terms of sexuality and gender.

Of the four fashion capitals, London is the only city that hosts the Designer Showrooms in the same venue as the official British Fashion Council (BFC) Show and Presentation Space at 180 Strand, London WC2.
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Edward Crutchley, Autumn Winter 2018 British Fashion Council | Photographer: Zoe Lower
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Backstage: Teatum Jones, British Fashion Council | Photographer: Shaun James Cox

Located at The Store Studios, the Designer Showrooms is home to over 150 British and international designers. Presented within is a rich and diverse selection of products in a highly curated showroom raising the profile of brands as part of London Fashion Week’s edit of what to see. The international element of the Showrooms illustrates that the doors to London are truly open, with designers from Dubai, Finland and South Korea.

London Fashion Week Festival follows on from London Fashion Week and offers a more consumer-orientated view, with unparalleled access to the industry to experience the best of British and international fashion.

The Festival offers the chance to take a front row seat at an authentic catwalk show and watch a parade of top models showcasing spring/summer 2018 collections from some of London Fashion Week’s finest designers. In addition, inspiring presentations will reveal key styling tips and the biggest trends of the new season. Attendees can experience a jumpstart to their own personal style with wardrobe updates, all under one roof, at industry-insider prices.

So, whether it’s clothing, handbags, shoes, jewellery or gifts to source, the post Christmas shopping spree starts here.
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London Fashion Week
Friday 16 to Tuesday 20 February

London Fashion Week Festival
Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 February

British Fashion Council
Somerset House, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA