Date Posted: Tuesday 6th February 2018
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the line-up of this year’s London Fashion Week Festival with a schedule of industry talks, designer catwalks and immersive wellbeing experiences. Juicy Couture, NICOPANDA and Zandra Rhodes will showcase their collections on the designer runway while Markus Lupfer will design the annual limited edition tote bag.
The Designer Runway will open with Zandra Rhodes, showing her Zandra Rhodes Archive collection on Thursday. Known for her dramatic, extroverted and glamorous designs the collection is inspired by the most iconic dresses of her career. On Saturday, New York-based brand NICOPANDA best known for its playful and edgy approach to ready-to-wear and accessories will show their SS18 collection while Sunday will see lifestyle brand Juicy Couture show its fashion-forward ready-to-wear.
Digital influencer and founder of Fashion Me Now, Lucy Williams, will curate part of the shopping galleries this season bringing together a mix of established and emerging designers across womenswear, menswear, accessories, and jewellery while Senior Fashion Director of LOVE magazine, Steve Morriss will be the stylist for the Designer Trend shows.
For February the London Fashion Week Festival talk series will see an exciting schedule of talks around fashion, tech and lifestyle. Speakers include fashion icon Daphne Guinness; menswear buyer Darren Skey; The Gal-Dem Collective; Fiorucci CEO Janie Schaffer; designers Markus Lupfer & Orla Kiely; lifestyle entrepreneur Deliciously Ella; digital influencers Jim Chapman; Lucy Williams & Niomi Smart as well as a careers in fashion talk from top fashion executives. The Sheer Luxe series will present fashion expert Trinny Woodall in conversation and a panel discussion of fashion influencers on making trends wearable and additionally River Island will host a series of curated talks.
The limited edition London Fashion Week Festival tote bag will be designed by the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN award winner Markus Lupfer, most known for his innovative use of print, graphics and embroidery. Keeping the designer’s renowned essence of playfulness, the tote bag will feature the new-season print from the AW18 collection via three limited edition designs.
This season will see London Fashion Week Festival offer immersive experiences for the first time. The BFC has thereby partnered with Another_Space to offer Yoga sessions on Friday and Saturday on the runway space allowing visitors to strengthen and stretch in a classic Yoga flow while Embellished Talk will hold one hour workshops throughout the Saturday giving guests the opportunity to learn the art of embellishment.
London Fashion Week Festival welcomes 14,000 people across four-days offering the ultimate fashion experience to consumers; with curated shopping galleries from over 120 international and British brands, catwalk shows, industry talks and style presentations. The event allows consumers to experience the atmosphere of London Fashion Week in its official venue and gain insight into the fashion industry while giving designer brands the opportunity to meet and build direct relationships with new customers.
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