The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the schedule for A Celebration of London Fashion Week taking place from Thursday 6th to Thursday 13th October 2022. A curated programme of unique experiences, events and promotions, will celebrate creativity in London following a scaled back London Fashion Week (LFW) subsequent to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Spearheaded by inclusivity and consciousness, our programme brings focus to London and moves the fashion conversation forward through industry wide participation and partnerships.
A Celebration of London Fashion Week presented by Clearpay will host exciting events including a party by BOSS. Richard Quinn will host a celebration of his SS23 collection in partnership with Clearpay; TikTok will host a celebration of BFC NEWGEN following the incredible collections showcased by this years cohort during LFW; and TONI&GUY are relaunching their iconic 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 on City Level with Circle Economy, Empowering Citizens for Garment Longevity with Vanish and Solving Returns with DHL.
Alexander McQueen, RAF SIMONS and ROKSANDA will present their seasonal collections; PRADA will celebrate the launch of its new feminine fragrance PARADOXE; Marc Jacobs opens a new store and AnOther Magazine will host a special evening for Björk powered by GUCCI.
A dynamic cultural hotspot and incubator of ideas and change, London will once again encourage participation and increase accessibility, inspiring diverse communities with evergreen content accessible online and in person. City Wide Celebration, open to the public, will offer over 450 events throughout the city in renowned shopping destinations including Chelsea (Cadogan Estate), Oxford Street (New West End Company), Covent Garden (CAPCO), and Regent Street (The Crown Estate). Activities include; designer Q&A sessions, workshops around Zero-Waste Craftsmanship and upcycling, live music performances and limited edition product drops in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions and designer brands.
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive British Fashion Council, 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. This season will see a fantastic lineup of citywide events and experiences on schedule driving footfall back into the capital, which will increase revenue opportunities for designer businesses”.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said “London is an international fashion capital, and the industry is playing a vital role in our economic recovery. The return of city-wide celebrations is a fantastic opportunity for people from all backgrounds to experience this dynamic industry that contributes so much to London’s economy. I encourage Londoners and visitors to take advantage of the unique activities and experiences on offer and celebrate our capital’s trail blazing creativity.”
Nick Molnar, Co-Founder of Clearpay, said: “Our participation in London Fashion Week has always been to support British retailers and to make fashion accessible to our loyal customers. We’re thrilled that this season’s City Wide Celebration will allow us to do exactly this by giving back to the diverse communities within London and by providing an important economic boost to London’s retail and fashion industry.”
IBM iX is proud to support London Fashion Week’s City Wide Celebration by bringing to life the event digitally via www.londonfashionweek.co.uk.