The 68th edition of London Fashion Week brings together some of the world’s most creative and innovative names in the fashion industry; with a packed schedule featuring over 80 designer names on the official catwalk and presentation schedule and over 100 brands showcasing in the Designer Showrooms.
The BFC has partnered with innovation studio Holition as well as Google, Condé Nast and Pulsar to produce a unique data visualization tool titled, ‘Blossoming Fashion Conversation’ associated to 12 major fashion topics. Key topics include Sustainability, Model Health, The Luxury & Streetwear Climates, Designer & Production Heritage, Emerging Talent, Diversity in the industry and Overall Innovation.
The visualization aims to engage people inside and outside the industry to the creativity and global impact of London Fashion Week. The data will appear as a blossoming tree with roots and branches. The roots represent the reach of London Fashion Week while the branches represent the total social media mentions and impressions.
The new data visualization tool can be seen online or at The Store X, on 180 Strand throughout London Fashion Week.
LONDON FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER 2018 SCHEDULE
The London Fashion Week catwalk schedule 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.
Burberry will present their first and much anticipated collection under Riccardo Tisci, new Chief Creative Officer on Monday. Victoria Beckham and Jenny Packham are returning to London having shown in New York City the previous seasons. And 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 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 includes Richard Malone opening the first day (Friday 14), Kiko Kostadinov, launching his women’s wear 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 activation.
Below is the full London Fashion Week schedule: