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BFC Requests the Fashion Industry to ‘Stand Together’ at London Fashion Week SS23


Organisers of London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council are encouraging the fashion community, press and buyers – UK and overseas, to continue to support this season’s event. London Fashion Week (LFW) presented by Clearpay, kicks off today, Thursday 15th September, and continues through to Tuesday 20th September 2022.

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Funeral due to take place on Monday 19th September, all LFW shows and events originally planned for the 19th have been rearranged or postponed. The updated schedule can be found here: www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

Men / womenswear designer Daniel W. Fletcher will commence this season’s scaled back event with this launch of his SS23 collection on the catwalk this evening. Business has been tough for fashion designers since Covid hit over two-years ago and events such as London Fashion Week have been totally reshaped and pared-back to include digital showrooms and events. This combined with Her Majesty’s passing has somewhat sedated the event, however the British Fashion Council is keen for the fashion industry to stand together and support participating brands and designers.

In a statement the BFC said:  

‘As a business-to-business event London Fashion Week will continue while observing Royal Protocol and the event will be dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our own moments of respect. Having spoken to designers and industry members, we as an industry want to unite as a creative and business community to celebrate her legacy and commitment to creativity and design. 

The BFC and LFW will pay their respects by:

The FashionCapital team will respectfully report from the event with a round-up after the mourning period.

Images from the Paul Costelloe SS22 collection by Chris Daw

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