How to Get into London Fashion Week

Can anyone attend?

London Fashion Week is one of the industry’s most talked-about events, with designers, influencers and A-listers attending each season – but how do you get in?

The next LFW is set to take place in September, showcasing menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral Spring Summer 2022 collections to the public.

READ MORE: Here’s everything you need to know about London Fashion Week 2021

Check out which designers will be presenting their collections here.

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

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 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) and with the main hub of activity held at Somerset House, as well as various shows held at different locations across the British capital.

However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fashion Week has been held digitally for the past few seasons. This has also been the case for Paris, Milan and New York Fashion Week, as well as smaller events such as Copenhagen Fashion Week.

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

While LFW is making its official comeback this September, many events will also be taking place digitally so you can tune in online.

Read more about how to watch LFW next month here.

Can you buy tickets to London Fashion Week?

Unfortunately it’s not possible to buy tickets to fashion shows at LFW, but you’re able to get the exclusive experience at London Fashion Week Festival.

Unfortunately over the past few seasons, the festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic. In the meantime, we recommend tuning into the shows at home and having a prosecco!

If you’re planning to catch the shows at home, you can already start planning for your mini watch party. The British Fashion Council has already released the schedule of digital-only shows. There’s Vivienne Westwood and Temperley on the 17th, Molly Goddard and Elleme on the 18th, BLOKE on the 19th, TOGA and JORDANLUCA on the 20th, and RIXO and COS on the 21st amongst many other talented designers.

Find the complete schedule here.