BFC's delayed London Fashion Week mega celebration to start on 6 October
With London Fashion Week’s celebratory angle having been on hold due to the death of the Queen in September, the British Fashion Council has now unveiled a “city-wide celebration” that’s set to kick off on 6 October and run until 13 October.
The curated programme will include “unique experiences, events and promotions” and “will celebrate creativity in London”.
The BFC said: “Spearheaded by inclusivity and consciousness, our programme brings focus to London and moves the fashion conversation forward through industry-wide participation and partnerships.”
Events will include a Boss party, Richard Quinn hosting a celebration of his SS23 collection in partnership with Clearpay, TikTok hosting a celebration of BFC Newgen and hair specialist Toni&Guy relaunching its label:m collection with an “intimate cocktail party”.
The Institute of Positive Fashion will present an update to its Circular Fashion Ecosystem projects with panel discussions and as a complete contrast, big names such as Raf Simons and Roksanda will present their seasonal collections. Meanwhile Prada will mark the launch of its new feminine fragrance Paradoxe and Marc Jacobs toasts the opening of its new store. AnOther Magazine will also host a special evening for Björk “powered by Gucci”.
The wider event is open to the public and includes over 450 events throughout the city in key shopping destinations such as Chelsea, Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Regent Street, with the landlords in those areas playing a key role.
There will be designer Q&A sessions, workshops around Zero-Waste Craftsmanship and upcycling, live music performances and limited-edition product drops in partnership with retailers, cultural institutions and designer brands.
Retailers/designers taking part include AllSaints, Beyond Retro, Browns, Fenwick, Raeburn, River Island and more.
The BFC’s chief executive Caroline Rush said: “The incredible resilience and solidarity of our creative industries was spotlighted during Fashion Week, and we now look forward to celebrating our city during the exciting month of October. Our aim is to engage communities throughout London to get involved with fashion and to showcase the creativity, diversity and openness London is known for.”
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