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.
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.
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?
After February’s event, 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 full schedule for the spring summer shows has recently been released, with designers Rejina Pyo, Halpern, Vivienne Westwood and many more gearing up to showcase their new collections at LFW. The team behind London Fashion Week also just confirmed the return of Ray Chu and JW Anderson.
You can view the schedule here.
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, some shows are able to be live streamed at home.
The collections that are previewing online include those by Halpern, Temperley, Anna Mason, BLOKE, TOGA, and RIXO.
Physical accreditation has also started for those who work in the press and other fashion-related industries. If you would like to apply for accreditation to see the collections live, you may apply here.
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 this September.