It’s a dream for many to be able to attend London Fashion Week, but it might not be as difficult as you might first think.
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 worldwide, 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 February next year, showcasing Fall Winter 2024 collections.
So how can you get in? Here’s what you need to know.
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Can the public go to London Fashion Week?
Many LFW shows are invite-only.
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.
How to get tickets to London Fashion Week
You can’t buy tickets to the shows, but there are still a couple of ways to get in.
The first is to get an invitation directly from the team of the designer whose show you want to catch.
The other is to get accredited by the British Fashion Council if you work in fashion as a buyer, photographer, journalist, influencer, blogger or many other roles in the industry.
Those who want to apply for accreditation can do so through the London Fashion Week website.
When is London Fashion Week?
Next season’s London Fashion Week will take place from 17th – 21st February 2023, with extra shows from 10th – 12th June.
The ext LFW takes place from 15th – 19th September 2023, revealing designers’ Spring Summer 2024 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.
Currently, there is no official schedule or lineup of designers participating in February. We will update this article as soon as there are updates.
How do you get invited to fashion shows in London?
Unless you work in the fashion industry, you will receive invitations from specific designers. If you’re part of the press, you must request it from brand PR representatives.
Even though the pandemic cancelled every event we loved, it did bring something good to fashion week—livestream shows. Many designers will have digital shows, too, so keep an eye on that.