How to Get into London Fashion Week

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London Fashion Week is one of the industry’s most talked-about events, with designers, influencers and A-listers attending each season – but if you’ve never had the chance to go to LFW, how do you get in?

The next event is set to take place in February 2023, showcasing menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral Fall Winter 2024 collections to the public.

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The British Fashion Council hasn’t announced their lineup yet, but we’re excited to know which designers will be presenting their collections next year.

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We’ll be keeping you up-to-date on LFW news, so please check back later for more information. While there’s no update yet about their shows, you must be wondering how to prepare for the event.

Here, we explain how you go about getting into the coveted event – this and every season.

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How to get into London Fashion Week

In normal circumstances, you need to be invited to attend LFW. If you’re an industry insider, influencer or blogger, you can apply for accreditation by heading to the LFW website, finding the relevant designer’s press contact and emailing them clearly explaining why you should attend. Applying early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

If you don’t have a connection to the fashion industry, it’s unlikely you’ll be allocated a ticket, as the event is how many industry experts and buyers forecast trends and plan collections for the season ahead.

London Fashion Week is a physical event held by the British Fashion Council (BFC). The main hub of activity is held at Somerset House, and various shows are held at different locations across the British capital.

However, many Fashion Week shows are live-streamed online due to the changes introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has also been the case for Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Week and smaller events such as Copenhagen Fashion Week.

This means that anyone can tune into the shows, even if you don’t work in the industry.

Read more about how to watch LFW on February 2023 here.

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Can you buy tickets to London Fashion Week?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to buy tickets to fashion shows at LFW.

There was an event in LFW open to the public back in 2020, the London Fashion Week Festival. The LFW festival was a ticketed event, so you get a chance to watch catwalk shows, industry talks, and more.

Unfortunately, it was cancelled.

We recommend tuning into the shows at home.

Is London Fashion Week twice a year?

LFW is held twice a year, in February and September, and features over 250 designers for a global audience. The Fall Winter collections are shown to the press at Fashion Week in February.

The Spring Summer collections are showcased during September.

You can read more about fashion seasons here.

LFW Schedule

London Fashion Week will take place from 17th – 21st February 2023. It will include shows from Paul Costelloe, Bora Aksu, Edward Crutchley, and Huishan Zhang. You can check out the full schedule of shows here.

You can also sign-up for the British Fashion Council’s newsletter to receive any updates, designer announcements, and schedule releases about LFW.

We will update this article with any new information that will be announced in the next few weeks.

Will London Fashion Week Festival be held?

LFW Festival has been cancelled over the last few seasons.

The LFW festival was a ticketed event, with prices varying depending on whether you are buying insider or front-row access. Compared to fashion week, people got access to catwalk shows and even industry talks.