How often does London Fashion Week take place?

Hint: there are shows happening soon.
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London Fashion Week (LFW) is known for putting the spotlight on fashion in the UK. But how often is it held?

The vibrant display of couture at the event is something fashion lovers not just in the country but also the entire world look forward to. And that’s because it’s been a venue for creative geniuses like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to showcase their designs for decades now.

Here, we explain how often we get to see these creations being showcased on the runway.

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How often does London Fashion Week take place?

London Fashion Week is a twice-yearly event; it’s held in February and September of each year.

2021 will also see an event taking place in June.

Prior to the pandemic, London Fashion Week Mens also took place in January each year – but the menswear collections have now been merged into February’s event to create a genderless showcase each year.

Speaking of the move towards a more progressive Fashion Week, BFC chairwoman Caroline Rush said, “As the fashion industry moves towards a more sustainable and responsible future in line with the newly formed Institute of Positive Fashion [the BFC’s responsible fashion hub], our aim is to continue to redefine our fashion week model, embracing digital and technological innovation while offering ideas and solutions that will work for all designer businesses.

“Moving LFWM into LFW in February will continue to de-gender LFW, allow designers greater flexibility to consider what collection they show when and minimise travel requirements, taking us one step closer to a more sustainable future.”

When is London Fashion Week 2021?

While the February and September schedule was observed in previous years, 2021’s showcase will also include an event that will happen this June. 

Designers’ Autumn-Winter menswear and womenswear collections and seasonless wholesale collections will be shown from 12 to 14 June 2021.

The next series of shows will be held from 17 to 21 September 2021 and will highlight Spring-Summer 2022 collections.

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Which designers will showcase their collections?

The provisional schedule for the Autumn-Winter shows has already been released. We’re excited to see the new creations by Thornton Bregazzi, Nicholas Daley, Bethany Williams, and more.

You can view the schedule here.

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Can the public go to London Fashion Week?

In the past, you needed to be invited by a designer’s press team or be a fashion industry insider to get a ticket to see the shows. This time, it’s free for all to see.

London Fashion Week went digital-only in September 2020 and streamed the shows through londonfashionweek.co.uk

This year will be no different. You can watch the shows right at the comfort of your home by heading to LFW’s official website.

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