London Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, with 250 designers ready to showcase their designs to an eager audience of influential media people and retailers. London Fashion Week is one of the “Big Four” global fashion events and attracts more than 5,000 people. So, today, here’s everything you need to know about this luxurious event!
London Fashion Week (LFW) is well known for showcasing emerging designers alongside famous brands. The next London Fashion Week begins tomorrow Friday, February 15, 2019, and runs until Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
London Fashion Week is actually a biannual event which means there are shows in February and September each year. The event is organised by the British Fashion Council, with the first ever London Fashion Week taking place in October 1983.
Shows will kick off tomorrow Friday, February 15, 2019, at 9.30am. The first show will see Gayeon Lee’s collection make its way down the runway, with other designers showcasing from 10am onwards with some shows overlapping. The final show on the first day will begin at 9pm, and will be followed by a cocktail reception hosted by Fashion Hong Kong.
Saturday’s schedule will follow a similar time pattern, kicking off at 9am, with shows every hour until 9pm. Sunday, February 17, is the day for Britain’s top designers to showcase, with Victoria Beckham, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood all on the agenda.
Pringle of Scotland and Aspinal of London will show off their collections on Monday, February 18, while closing day will see shows from London based Fine Jewelry and ready-to-wear designer Natasha Zinko. Proceedings will draw to a close shortly after 6pm following the On|Off Presents… showcase of emerging talent.
Tickets for the main shows at London Fashion Week are only issued to press, photographers and buyers following a strict registration process. However, don’t despair as London Fashion Week Festival is accessible to the public. Insiders festival event offers enthusiasts the opportunity to be a part of the action and takes place at The Store X, 180 Strand, on February 16 and 17, 2019.