London Fashion Week (or LFW) is where the most preeminent fashion designers in the UK and the world gather to showcase their new designs. After a few years of cancelled events, London Fashion Week is back in 2023.
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What is London Fashion Week?
London Fashion Week is alongside Paris and Milan as the three biggest events of the fashion calendar.
It has been running since 1983 twice a year in the UK capital hosted by the British Fashion Council. LFW features menswear, womenswear and gender-neutral clothing designs for the following year. It is a must-attend event for new or coveted fashion designers and retailers hoping to spot the next fashion trend.
When is London Fashion Week 2023?
London Fashion Week is usually twice a year around January/February and September to capture the Fall Winter Collection and then Spring Summer Collection.
In 2023 LFW will be between:
- 17th-21st February 2023
- 15th-19th September 2023
There are also additional shows in June between the 10th-12th June 2023.
The schedule for the February 2023 show has now been announced and can be seen in full on the London Fashion Week website: LFW Schedule.
In recent times, the pandemic has caused the event to be cancelled, then last September LFW coincided with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Only the first day of the event was cancelled in September 2022 as a mark of respect for the British monarch.
Where is London Fashion Week held?
London Fashion Week is predominantly held at Somerset House, 180 The Strand, London. There are numerous other events throughout London, but the main event and all the biggest designers showcase their collections at 180 The Strand.
If you are unable to attend there are events that are shown online. In some cases the catwalk or presentation is digital only, like Apujan and Nu, in others there will be a physical and digital presence, like Chet Lo and Susan Fang.
The Strand is in central London in the district of Holborn. It is not far from the banks of the river Thames with the closest underground station being Temple. In fact, it is not far from the West End theatre district and Covent Garden. The Savoy and The Strand Continental are particularly close if in need of accommodation.
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How to attend LFW
London Fashion Week is a private and exclusive event so it is not open to the public. However, you can attend if you contact the press or sales contact for individual designers and explain why you want to attend, and then you will receive an invite. Generally, you are invited if you want to attend as:
- An industry leader
- A fashion retail buyer
- A photographer
- A journalist
- An influencer
- A fashion blogger
There are only a limited number of tickets available and the better-known designers run out quickly. You can apply for accreditation before speaking to designers, if in doubt read the accreditation criteria.
If you are lucky enough to get tickets past famous fashionable attendees of LFW include; Abbey Roberts, Ella Eyre, Nick Grimshaw, Maise Williams, Jourdan Dunn, Tom Daley, and Bukky Bakray to name a few.
Arrive in style
Of course, when attending such a fashionable, high-profile event you need to arrive in style. There is no better way to do that than in a chauffeur-driven vehicle and you may even wish to use a highly trained security team.
London Fashion Week is an unforgettable experience – and it can be made more special by arriving in ultimate style. Enjoy the luxury of a chauffeured Bentley Bentayga or stay incognito with Rolls Royce Ghost to truly make your entrance memorable!
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