Has it always been your dream to attend London Fashion Week?
If you’ve been wondering if the public can go to London Fashion Week (LFW), we’re here to fill you in.
LFW, organised by the British Fashion Council, takes place twice a year and showcases over 250 designers.
It’s often regarded as one of the ‘big four’ fashion showcases in the world, along with those in Paris, Milan, and New York.
The prestigious events have always been exclusive, with attendees being invited by each designer’s press team, but this changed during the pandemic as the event became ‘digital first’.
It’s back in September, this season showcasing Spring Summer 2022 collections, and it’s making it’s long-awaited reopening, with many physical shows taking place again.
So how can you get in? Here’s what you need to know.
Can the public go to London Fashion Week?
While February’s LFW was digital first, this is all set to change in September.
Many shows are ‘invite only,’ including those by Molly Goddard, David Koma and Rejina Pyo.
The good news is that many shows will also be livestreamed on londonfashionweek.co.uk, meaning you can still get a piece of the action.
During Copenhagen Fashion Week this month, many designers including GANNI livestreamed their shows on Instagram. Keep an eye out on your favourite designer’s accounts to find out if they’re following suit.
When is London Fashion Week?
Following February’s event, the next LFW is taking place from 17th – 21st September 2021, this time revealing designers’ Spring Summer 2022 collections to the public.
What to expect from London Fashion Week
This year, LFW is featuring both womenswear, menswear and gender-neutral collections.
The menswear shows first started in 2012 and the showcase was formally named London Fashion Week Men’s in 2017, before more recently joining up with LFW.
Some of the confirmed designers are Vivienne Westwood, Rejina Pyo, Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha.
If you want to catch the digital-only shows, now’s the best time to prepare for a virtual watch party because the full list of designers showing as well as the dates they’re showing have already been released.
Aside from the ones above, you can also catch the shows of TOGA, RIXO, COS, Temperley, and more in the comfort of your home. This is a great opportunity because many of these designers’ physical shows are ‘invite only’ (RIXO and Temperley are just a couple).