London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

This page describes London Fashion Week, an apparel trade show held in the UK capital twice each year, in February and September. It is one of the "Big Four" fashion weeks, along with New York Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

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"London Fashion Week is a dazzling showcase of great British talent. Its significance has been growing over the last few years, with strong attendance by press and buyers from around the world. With Natalie Massenet now at the helm, her eye for fashion and innovative ideas about selling will ensure it goes from strength to strength and inspire future generations to seek out jobs in this vibrant and creative sector."

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

  • London Fashion Week features approximately 70 shows including Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Anya Hindmarch, Paul Smith, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, JW Anderson and Simone Rocha.
  • The UK media value of the event's publicity is estimated to be worth more than £160m.
  • The Designer Showrooms at London Fashion Week is the central sales hub to the week.
  • Orders worth more than £100m are generated each season.
  • London Fashion Week contributes over £30m to the London economy each season.
  • 70% of the shows during the week are streamed live to a worldwide audience.

Source: British Fashion Council