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LONDON, Jan 30, 2009 / — The British Fashion Council announced yesterday a new menswear initiative that will showcase 13 menswear design talents in London on Wednesday 25th February 2009. This has grown out of the huge success of MAN, a joint partnership between TOPMAN1, and Fashion East2, which for the past eight seasons has presented British menswear design talent during London Fashion Week.

MAN will be first on the catwalk, at 2pm, in the BFC Tent in the grounds of the Natural History Museum.

MAN has been instrumental in raising the profile of new British menswear designers to an international audience. In recognition of this success, Fashion East’s Lulu Kennedy and TOPMAN have, with the support from the British Fashion Council and the London Development Agency, curated London Fashion Week’s first dedicated menswear line-up.

Menswear Showcase Provisional Schedule

1400 MAN show –
James Long / Christopher Shannon/JW Anderson/Topman Design
BFC Tent, SW7

1500 Film screening by Sibling, plus installations by Jaiden rVA James, Katie Eary and Martine Rose 5 Cromwell Place, SW7

1600 bStore catwalk show Tim Soar catwalk show
BFC Tent, SW7

1645 Carolyn Massey catwalk show
BFC Tent, SW7

1730 – 1930 E.Tautz Savile Row,

1900 – 2100 New Power Studio – Installation

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