Everything You Need to Know About London Fashion Week 2023

Dates, designers and how to tune in.

London Fashion Week is returning in full swing after a successful show last February, showcasing Autumn/Winter 2023 ready-to-wear collections.

2021 introduced the hybrid of digital-physical shows and was included in this year’s programme too, meaning more people had the chance to witness the magic of LFW from the comfort of their own homes.

There’s been no need to get dressed up (although that’s half the fun) or even leave the house, as many of the shows are streamed online.

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Since 1983, London Fashion Week has been held twice a year and is now the most prestigious and coveted fashion event in the country.

London Fashion Week, held last February 2023, demonstrated the city’s dominance as a worldwide trendsetter with a remarkable showcase of 127 brands.

The event featured an eclectic mix of styles and experiences, ranging from Edeline Lee’s captivating multimedia presentation across multiple venues to seven African countries’ emerging designers showcasing their creations for the first time.

We’re expecting the next one in June.

Read on to find answers to your questions.

When is London Fashion Week?

From June 9th to 12th, LFW will take over the city, with up-and-coming designers and renowned fashion houses showcasing their latest cutting-edge designs for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2024.

The event, featuring both womenswear and menswear, will take place in both the physical and digital realms.

Read about how the seasons work in more detail here.

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

Who organises LFW?

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 and LONDON show ROOMS 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.

How do you get into LFW?

LFW is not open to the public. You usually need to be invited by the specific designer’s press team to attend shows, 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 as easy as buying tickets to LFW, as you have to be invited to the shows to attend.

Much of London was opened up during the last Fashion Week in a City Wide Celebration as part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Let’s Do London campaign.

We hope this will continue next year, we just need to wait for their programme release.

READ MORE: How to get access to the LFW shows

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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.

Many of the shows were broadcast online this year, allowing fashion fans and followers to watch along.

How do I watch LFW online?

You can watch LFW on londonfashionweek.co.uk.

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Will London Fashion Week Festival be held?

LFW Festival has been cancelled over the last few seasons due to the pandemic.

The LFW festival was a ticketed event, with prices varying depending on whether you are 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.

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