London Fashion Week (LFW) has announced a provisional line-up for its September edition which will feature more than 100 confirmed designers presenting new collections.
In the statement, the British Fashion Council (BFC) said that London Fashion Week slated from September 17 to 21, will return as a physical-digital hybrid event, incorporating catwalk shows, presentations, appointments, events, digital content, and activations throughout London.
Designers in the provisional line-up include Matty Bovan, JW Anderson, Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Edward Crutchley, Liam Hodges, Molly Goddard, Bora Aksu, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Simone Rocha, Daniel w. Fletcher, Edeline Lee, Fashion East, Mark Fast, Nicholas Daley, Rixo, Phoebe English, Roland Mouret, Self-Portrait, Richard Malone, Rejina Pyo, and Bianca Saunders.
The provisional line-up currently includes 102 designers, but there are several high-profile names missing such as Burberry and Mulberry. The BFC said more names would be added “over the next few weeks,” with a provisional schedule to be released mid-July with specific information regarding the format of each showcase, whether physical, digital, or both.
The September edition has also been scheduled to celebrate the reopening of London with a city-wide program, which will make “the best of British fashion” accessible to people in supporting retail and open LFW to larger audiences and communities.
This city-wide program will include events and activations in partnership with key retailers, cultural institutions, and businesses. However, a comprehensive schedule of activities and how to get involved will be announced later in the summer.
There will also be a focus on the “importance and joy of clothing through the lens of responsibility,” by the BFC’s Institute of Positive Fashion mission to encourage best practice as well as future decisions to create positive change in the fashion industry.
In June, the BFC announced its commitment to the ‘Race to Zero’ pledging to take immediate action and called on all brands to pledge to the same campaign, set targets and milestones to drive serious change. Similarly, LFW will encourage consumers to play their role as “changemakers” to create a sustainable fashion industry.
London Fashion Week will hold between September 17 and 21.