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

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London Fashion Week was virtual in September 2020 and February 2021 due to Coronavirus, but where does June’s LFW stand?

While many designers usually showcase their Autumn Winter collections at LFW through physical shows, we’re updating you as and when we find out any information – so read on for your questions answered and bookmark this page to stay updated.

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When is London Fashion Week 2021?

Following February’s event, the next LFW is taking place from 12 – 14 June 2021, showcasing designers’ Autumn Winter 2021 collections and seasonless wholesale collections.

It then takes place again from 17th – 21st September 2021, this time revealing designers’ Spring Summer 2022 collections to the public.

It roughly follows the same time schedules each year, showing each new season early. This then informs the high-street fashion market’s designs and upcoming trends.

Read about how the seasons work in more detail here.

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Who organises LFW 2021?

The British Fashion Council (BFC) organises London Fashion Week shows and events every year.

The BFC are a non-for-profit organisation, which was founded in 1983. As well as LFW, they also organise London Fashion Week Men’s, The Fashion Awards, LONDON show ROOMS and London Fashion Week Festival every year.

As well as supporting the British fashion industry, the BFC are also responsible for supporting the next generation of designers. They supervise fashion higher education and apprenticeships in the industry.

Which designers will showcase their Autumn Winter collections at LFW 2021?

The final schedule for June’s event can be found here.

Designers include Bethany Williams, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Ahluwalia, Robyn Lynch and Nicholas Daley.

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How do you get into LFW?

LFW is usually not open to the public. To attend shows, you usually either need to be invited by the specific designer’s press team or you can apply for a ticket yourself if you’re an industry leader.

If you intend to do the latter, simply go to the London Fashion Week website, find the appropriate designer’s press team contact details and email them directly, explaining why you should attend. It’s worth doing this months in advance as the tickets are assigned early.

Can I get tickets for LFW?

Unfortunately it’s not able to buy tickets to the shows at London Fashion Week, but this year you can tune in online as it’s “digital first”.

Read how to watch it here.

Alternatively you can attend London Fashion Week Festival for insider talks, catwalk shows and exclusive shopping.

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Where is London Fashion Week held?

The main hub of activity is held at Somerset House, 180 The Strand, London, with various shows held at different locations across the British capital.

As the shows will broadcast online again in June 2021 like they were in February, it will be from Somerset House and the live stream will be available for anyone to watch online.

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How do I watch LFW 2021 online?

LFW was broadcast on earlier this year. It’s available to watch at the same location in June.

Read more about the BFC’s decision to host LFW shows online in September 2020 here and speculation that it’ll be online again in 2021.

Will London Fashion Week Festival be held in 2021?

LFW Festival did not take place in September 2020 due to Coronavirus and will not be taking place in February 2021. It last took place in February 2020 and was a ticketed event, with prices varying depending on whether buying insider or front row access.

LFW Festival is a spin-off of London Fashion Week, bringing one of the world’s biggest fashion events to the public. Attendees will get the chance to access catwalk shows, industry talks, access to a hospitality lounge and more.

However you can register to attend shows, parties, pop-up shops, swim shows, fashion talks/workshops here.

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We’ll be keeping you up-to-date on LFW Festival news. Please check back later for more information.