london style suitesLONDON, Nov 1, 2013/ — Continuing its quest in promoting UK talents, the British Fashion Council (BFC) has collaborated with luxury fashion e-tailer, to create LONDON STYLE SUITES, a new initiative to promote a selection of Britain’s most talented red carpet designers in Los Angeles from the 7– 8November 2013.

Designers participating in this initiative include:

David Koma

A BFC Fashion Forward recipient, Koma’s clients already include Eva Longoria, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell.

Emilia Wickstead

Shortlisted for the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize and the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund, Wickstead provides her clients, including The Duchess of Cambridge, with a made-to-measure service.

Mary Katrantzou

Emerging Talent Award winner at the 2011 British Fashion Awards, Katrantzou’s clients already include Diane Kruger, Rihanna and Jessica Alba.

Matthew Williamson

Globally established British designer of red carpet dresses, Williamson’s clients include Sienna Miller, Andrea Riseborough and Allison Williams.


BFC NEWGEN graduate and BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund nominee, Osman’s clients include Selena Gomez, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

One of London’s most distinctive and successful labels, Preen’s clients include Cate Blanchett, Kate Bosworth and Amanda Seyfried.

Each of these participants, as well as designers Roksanda Ilincic, Marios Schwab, Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster will create a custom designed piece especially for Combined, the pieces will form a capsule collection that will be sold exclusively on the website.

London Style Suites has been scheduled to take place in advance of the 2013/14 awards season and the days preceding the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards ceremony. Each designer will take over a private cottage at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood to showcase their SS14 red carpet pieces for the duration of the event. will take over a bungalow showcasing current season red carpet designers for VIPs to wear at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards on Saturday night. West Coast stylists, press and VIPs will have the opportunity to meet the designers in person and view the collections in a unique environment.

London Style Suites is a key event in the BFC’s activity to increase the presence of British designers in international markets; LA is the home of the red carpet and activity in this market is aimed at securing designers’ reputations as the go-to brands for the increasing number of events during the awards season.

On Friday, 8th November, London Style Suites will celebrate with a cocktail reception hosted by the BFC, and The Hollywood Reporter at the Chateau Marmont.

Continuing the BFC’s activity to promote British designers on the red carpet, and BFC will also host the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards after party on Saturday, 9th November.

BAFTA Los Angeles was established as a Californian public-benefit non-profit corporation in 1987 to serve as a bridge between Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities.

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