London fashion week S/S 2019 September 2018 schedule
The BFC announced London Fashion Week spring-summer 2019 catwalk schedule, Designer Showrooms, and DiscoveryLAB at The Store X, 180 Strand feature the very best of emerging and established names within the creative industries from fashion to music, art, and design.
London Fashion Week September 2018 is a five-day event running from Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th September 2018 and features 80 on-schedule designers; 54 of them hosting catwalk shows, 26 presentations, and more than 20 events.
Over 100 designers will be showing their latest collections in the Designer Showrooms, the carefully curated exhibition of London Fashion Week. A curated area by the duo behind & FINALLY an online accessories platform will bring a new dimension to the Designer Showrooms this season, creating space for more voices and new, exciting talent.
Following last season’s tremendous success, the DiscoveryLAB will continue to house an experiential zone for thinkers, makers, explorers, and innovators across the landscape of fashion, art, technology, and performance. The DiscoveryLAB will see presentations and activations from Clio Peppiatt, Emma Charles, FENGYI TAN, Gènavant, KALDA, Mark Fast, MARRKNULL, Micol Ragni, STEVE O SMITH, UNDERAGE and Wesley Harriott.
Chinese e-commerce powerhouse and London Fashion Week partner Vip.com will host an exclusive show on Thursday 13th September to showcase unique collections from 4 Chinese designers, presenting at London Fashion Week for the first time: Mukzin, Bailuyu, A Life On The Left and Kisscat.
The catwalk show will be live streamed on the VIP.com app, Discovery Channel and Tencent video https://v.qq.com/ giving all Vip.com customers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the event.
Burberry will present their first and much-anticipated collection under Riccardo Tisci, new Chief Creative Officer on Monday while we welcome Victoria Beckham who brings her show to the London schedule for the first time to celebrate a decade in business.
ALEXA CHUNG will stage a catwalk to present her new collection while Jenny Packham returns to London to celebrate her brand’s 30th anniversary. Furthermore, MM6 Maison Margiela and Nicholas Kirkwood will both present full runway collections for the first time as part of LFW.
Molly Goddard, recipient of the 2018 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund will show on Saturday afternoon, followed by the two-time winner at The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski, Jonathan Anderson who will present a co-ed show for his eponymous label, JW Anderson. On Saturday evening, Mary Katrantzou will celebrate her brand’s 10th anniversary with a catwalk show while internationally acclaimed brands Anya Hindmarch, Delpozo, Johnstons of Elgin and Ports 1961 will return to the LFW schedule.
The NEWGEN 2018 line-up, the internationally celebrated BFC talent identification scheme includes Richard Malone opening the first day (Friday 14), Kiko Kostadinov, launching his womenswear collection (Friday 14), Matty Bovan (Friday 14), Halpern (Saturday 15), and Supriya Lele and Paula Knorr who will both host presentations on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 respectively.
Richard Quinn, recipient of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Award for Design, will close London Fashion Week September 2018 on Tuesday 18. The NEWGEN Accessories designers Alighieri, Isosceles and The Season Hats will all have a dedicated space in the Designer Showrooms with individual activations.
Other internationally celebrated designers including Alice Archer, Amanda Wakeley, Ashley Williams, Ashish, Aspinal of London, Bobby Abley, Bora Aksu, CHALAYAN, Christopher Kane, DAVID KOMA, Edeline Lee, Emilia Wickstead, ERDEM, Eudon Choi, Faustine Steinmetz, Fashion East, FYODOR GOLAN, Gareth Pugh, Gayeon Lee, House of Holland, Huishan Zhang, Isa Arfen, J. JS Lee, Jamie Wei Huang, Jasper Conran, JULIEN MACDONALD, Malene Oddershede Bach, Margaret Howell, Markus Lupfer, Marta Jakubowski, Minki, Mother of Pearl, Mulberry, NABIL NAYAL, Natasha Zinko, Nicopanda, OSMAN, Pam Hogg, palmer//harding, Paul Costelloe, Peter Pilotto, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Pringle of Scotland, pushBUTTON, REJINA PYO, Roberta Einer, Roksanda, Roland Mouret, Ryan LO, Sadie Williams, Simone Rocha, Steventai and Teatum Jones, Temperley London, TOGA, Xiao Li, XU ZHI and Zandra Rhodes will be on schedule to showcase their latest collections. Other new additions to the schedule include Gayeon Lee, Nabil Nayal and RIXO London.
LONDON FASHION WEEK BY NUMBERS
- The womenswear clothing market is forecasted to grow by 14% between 2018 and 2022 to reach £33.5 billion (Mintel 2018)
- The UK women’s clothing market grew by 3.2% in 2017 to reach £28.4billion (Mintel 2018)
- The latest annual International Passenger Survey (IPS) figures show a 4% growth in international visitors to London from 19.1m in 2016 to 19.8m in 2017 (London & Partners 2018)
- Spending by international visitors was also up 14% year on year to a record £13.5 billion (London & Partners 2018)
- 2.5 million London Fashion Week Limited Edition Nivea deodorants produced
The home for London Fashion Week is once again, the newly named, Store X located at 180 Strand, hosting the BFC Show Space, the Designer Showrooms, the NEWGEN pop-up showroom, and the DiscoveryLAB.