London Fashion Week kicks off today, with many designers presenting their AW22 collections – but which should you be keeping a close eye on?
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic – not to mention Storm Eunice, which has reared its ugly head just in time for LFW – it always brings a feast for the eyes, and this season will be no different.
While previous events have been watchable from the comfort of your sofa, this year brings back the original format of physical shows amongst the most prestigious designers, such as Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn and Simone Rocha.
Here’s what you need to know about LFW as it happens — from the designers to watch, to how to tune in if you’re hiding from the storm.
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When is London Fashion Week?
LFW happens twice a year in February and September.
The February event will see collections for autumn winter 2022 showcased, while the September shows will present spring summer 2023 collections.
It kicked off today, February 18th, and will go on until Tuesday 22nd.
Is London Fashion Week 2022 open to the public?
In the past, LFW was exclusive to those who were invited by designers and accredited by the British Fashion Council (BFC). Fashion industry experts — from buyers to bloggers — could apply to be accredited by the BFC so they could get tickets to their chosen shows.
If you’re looking to get accredited for next season, head to the London Fashion Week website to apply. But make sure to be quick because tickets are sent out early.
However, the pandemic has led LFW to pivot to a phygital (a mix of physical and digital) format. This has given the public the opportunity to catch shows without a need for tickets.
The catch, of course, is that we can only watch them on our screens.
How to watch London Fashion Week 2022
If you choose to catch the shows at home, you can do so by tuning in to the livestreams hosted on the LFW website.
READ MORE: How to Get into London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week 2022 schedule
LFW kicks off today, and despite the terrible weather, it’s still set to be an inspiring and exciting today.
Bora Aksu, Paul Costelloe, Rixo and Mark Fast will be presenting their AW22 collections, while there are exclusively digital events happening across the capital too.
If you’re not there, fear not; you can tune in on the London Fashion Week website to see all the actions as it happens.
09:30 – 18:30 EDELINE LEE
11:00 Bora Aksu
11:30 – 13:30 Paul Costelloe
13:00 Poster Girl
16:00 On|Offpresents Jack Irving –Catwalk
16.30 – 18.30 Rixo
17:00 Mark Fast
18:00 Matty Bovan
09:30 – 18:30 EDELINE LEE
11:00 Eudon Choi
14:00 Molly Goddard
15:00 Huishan Zhang
18:30 DANIEL w. FLETCHER
19:00 Labrum London
20:00 Richard Quinn
13:00 yuhan wang
16:00 David Koma
18:00 Simone Rocha
19:00 FASHION EAST
14:00 SUPRIYA LELE
16:00 PAUL & JOE
16:30 – 18:30 Feng Chen Wang
18:00 Rejina Pyo
8:30 – 10:30 Bethany Williams
11:30 – 13:30 Completedworks
13:00 KWK by KAY KWOK