LC: Men SS17 Officially Kicks Off
Dylan Jones with the LC: Men ambassadors on opening day
Ed stated to an industry filled crowd:
“The creative industries are one of the UK’s greatest success stories, contributing almost £9 million per hour to our economy. UK fashion plays a key role in that success, with the unique spirit and energy of the industry capturing the attention of the world. From high street to haute couture, our thriving fashion industry continues to make its mark.”
He also snuck in a mention that, “the UK’s success was down to how well it does in the European Union!”
The Value of FashionReport is commissioned by the British Fashion Council defining the industry and analyses the true breadth and economic value of the UK fashion industry. Originally published in 2009 and updated in 2013, the 2016 report highlights the sectors continued growth.
Dylan Jones added: “London continues to confirm its place as the home of menswear, a hub of creativity showing the very best designers to a global audience. The menswear market showing in London incorporates not only internationally acclaimed brands but also luxury tailoring and emerging talent. This array of designers makes London one of the most exciting fashion cities in the world.”
As the home of menswear, the BFC celebrates the start of LCM June 2016 with a group image including designers Aitor Throup, Andreas Kronthaler, Bobby Abley, Charles Jeffrey, Christopher Kane, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner, Liam Hodges, Oliver Spencer, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. The image also includes LCM Chairman Dylan Jones and Samuel L Jackson who presents his One for the Boys Charity Ball on Sunday evening. The image was shot by renowned fashion photographer Meinke Klein at the Amazon Fashion EU Photography Studio, London.
Bobby Abley, who presents his collection on the opening day commented: “London is the best city at embracing change, with so much history it’s really good at approaching the future while respecting its rich heritage. I think this is evident with the creative work that comes out of the city.”
The FashionCapital girls Sophie and Rebekah ready to report
FashionCapital editor JoJo Iles at the opening day