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How Often Does London Fashion Week Take Place?

Hint: there are shows happening soon.

London Fashion Week (LFW) is known for spotlighting fashion in the UK. But how often is it held?

The vibrant display of couture at the event is something fashion lovers look forward to in the country and the entire world. 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.

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

catwalk image from 16arlington at london fashion week
Photo by Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

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How often does London Fashion Week take place?

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

Before the pandemic, London Fashion Week Men’s 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 2023?

The next London Fashion Week will occur from 17th – 21st February 2023.

LFW will continue with additional shows on the 10th – 12th of June and for the Spring Summer 2024 collection on the 15th – 19th of September.

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Woman posing for London Fashion Week
Morgane Maurice

Which designers will showcase their collections?

No schedule has been announced yet, but you can expect amazing catwalk shows from big designer names, and exciting presentations from innovative brands trying to bridge the gap between tech and fashion.

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Can the public go to London Fashion Week?

Previously, 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, some shows can be live-streamed at home.

Physical accreditation has also started for those who work in the press and other fashion-related industries. You may apply here if you would like to apply for accreditation to see the collections live.

How can I watch LFW 2023?

Fashion week is an invite-only event for people who work in the fashion industry and media who were invited by the PR of specific designers.

London Fashion Week went digital-only in September 2020 and streamed the shows through londonfashionweek.co.uk, and you can watch the shows that are set to be digital at the same place next February.

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