If you want to be one of the first to know what will be in next season, London Fashion Week is one of the first places you should start.
Emerging designers and established favourites showcase their collections at four events that take place across the globe in New York, London, Paris and Milan.
London Fashion Week has been running since 1983, showcasing the best of British fashion and street style – but if you don’t know much about the designers that show their collections at LFW, we’re here to help.
Some of the most famous British designers to have shows in London include David Koma, Halpern and ERDEM, names who are always highlights at LFW.
Burberry has also been of particular interest over the past few seasons as Riccardo Tisci took over from Christopher Bailey as Chief Creative Officer at Burberry in 2018 and presented his first collection in London in September that year.
Meanwhile after launching in 2008, Victoria Beckham had previously shown her collections at New York Fashion Week but decided to stay at home in 2018 and has continued to show her collections in London ever since. ERDEM has also always opted for London to show the collections.
Upcoming designers that have become ones to watch in recent years also include Richard Quinn, who saw Queen Elizabeth II in the front row at his 2018 show – the first she has ever witnessed in person. He was presented with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design the same year and has become one to watch ever since.
Michael Halpern is another young designer to make a name for himself since graduating from Central Saint Martin’s in 2016. He presented his MA graduate collection at London Fashion Week early that year, catching the the attention of Donatella Versace, who hired Halpern to consult on the atelier’s couture collections after graduating.
For SS21, he paid tribute to the ‘heroines of the frontline,’ capturing eight women from across the public service sectors to showcase his collection.
Here at Wear Next, we’re also huge fans of Molly Goddard, JW Anderson, Christopher Kane and RIXO.
While LFW is usually a very exclusive event, anyone can watch the shows in 2021 as the event will be digital only. Read how to tune in here.
September 2020’s LFW saw 127 designers present their collections at the first-ever fully digital and gender neutral event, while February’s event saw designers present their AW21 collections. The same will happen next month and this time, it will combine both menswear and womenswear collections.
For everything else you need to know about LFW, we’ve written a handy guide here.
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