British Fashion Council (BFC) announced that for the next twelve months all London Fashion Weeks will merge womenswear and menswear into one gender-neutral platform, to allow designers greater flexibility.
For this June, London Fashion Week, will take a new form, as a digital-only platform in light of the current environment, and will run from 12th June 2020 through the time period of former London Fashion Week Men’s.The digital platform will relaunch and be for both trade and consumer audiences, embracing the cultural commentary, creativity and humorous spirit for which British fashion and London are known for.
Caroline Rush CBE, BFC Chief Executive commented: “It is essential to look at the future and the opportunity to change, collaborate and innovate. The current pandemic is leading us all to reflect more poignantly on the society we live in and how we want to live our lives and build businesses when we get through this. The other side of this crisis, we hope will be about sustainability, creativity, and product that you value, respect, cherish. By creating a cultural fashion week platform, we are adapting digital innovation to best fit our needs today and something to build on as a global showcase for the future. Designers will be able to share their stories, and for those who have them, their collections, with a wider global community; we hope that as well as personal perspectives on this difficult time, there will be inspiration in bucketloads. It is what British fashion is known for”.
London Fashion Week June 2020 will put storytelling at its heart and give a voice to British fashion businesses and creatives, allowing them to tell their stories in these extraordinary times by tapping into London’s cultural zeitgeist and highlighting its position as a global multi-cultural city.
Bringing the fashion community together, the platform will host exclusive multimedia content from designers, creatives, artists, and brand partners, enabling collaboration and bringing together fashion, culture, and technology.
This new digital experience will be open to a global public and trade audience and will work as a meet-up point, offering interviews, podcasts, designer diaries, webinars, and digital showrooms, giving the opportunity to designers to generate sales for both the public through existing collections and the retailers through orders for next season’s products.
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On Friday 12th June, London Fashion Week will relaunch as a digital only platform, open to all and merging womenswear and menswear in light of the current environment, for designers to tell their stories through collections, creative collaborations, podcast and videos. www.londonfashionweek.co.uk will be accessible to all audiences; embracing the cultural commentary, creativity and humorous spirit for which British Fashion and London are known. Sign up to be notified when the platform launches and experience #LFW as a digital event this June via link in bio.