How to Get into London Fashion Week

Can anyone attend?

Last Updated on June 29, 2023

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 September 2023, showcasing menswear, womenswear, and gender-neutral collections to the public.

Here, we’re sharing how to get a piece of the action – 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 in September 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?

Typically, LFW is held twice a year, in February and September, when fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals alike flock to London to witness the latest fashion innovations.

A smaller Fashion Week is also held in June, when up and coming designers who have recently graduated showcase their work to industry experts.

You can read more about fashion seasons here.

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LFW Schedule

London Fashion Week has been confirmed for September 15th-19th, 2023.

The list of participating designers and the full schedule is yet to be announced, but you can sign-up for the British Fashion Council’s newsletter to receive any updates, designer announcements, and schedule releases about LFW.

We will be updating this article with any new information too.

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.