On 16th February 2018, the 67th edition of London Fashion Week opens at The Store Studios located at 180 Strand, hosting the BFC Show Space, the carefully curated Designer Showrooms, the NEWGEN pop-up showroom and the DiscoveryLAB.
A truly international platform, Autumn/Winter 2018 season’s schedule is filled with over 80 new and returning designer names and welcomes guests from 60 countries; from national and international press and buyers, to government, sponsors, patrons and industry.
The LFW catwalk show schedule, Designer Showrooms at 180 Strand and DiscoveryLAB feature the pioneers, the established and the emerging bringing together the creative industries from fashion to music, art and design. LFW is a five-day event running from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th February 2018 and features a total of 47 catwalk shows, 28 presentations, 32 events.
Over 100 designers will be showing their latest collections in the Designer Showrooms, the carefully curated exhibition of London Fashion Week. On the same floor, after its LFWM success, the DiscoveryLAB returns to LFW, an experiential zone for thinkers, makers, explorers and innovators across the landscape of technology, fashion, art and performance.
JW Anderson, winner of the British Womenswear Designer of the Year at The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski, will merge womenswear and menswear and show on Saturday morning alongside British Emerging Talent Womenswear winner, Michael Halpern who is showing on Saturday
afternoon, followed by Christopher Bailey’s last collection as Chief Creative Officer for Burberry on Saturday evening. During his tenure at Burberry, Christopher Bailey ensured the brand remained exciting, relevant and forward-thinking, and has been a major player in creating London’s position as a global capital for creativity and innovation.
The BFC’s NEWGEN initiative features emerging designers Marta Jakubowski, Paula Knorr, Richard Malone and Sadie Williams. NEWGEN’s One-to-Watch, Richard Quinn will be showing on schedule for the first time on Tuesday afternoon while NEWGEN recent graduate Molly Goddard will present a full catwalk show on Saturday afternoon.
The Central Saint Martins MA show takes place on Friday at the BFC show Space while BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund 2018 shortlisted designers, David Koma, Huishang Zhang, Marques’ Almeida and REJINA PYO will all show on schedule alongside joint 2017 Fund recipients Mother of Pearl and palmer//harding.
New additions to the schedule this season include Josep Font’s Delpozo, showing in London for the first time and British heritage cashmere brand Johnstons of Elgin who will present their latest ready-to-wear collection on Friday.
Returning to London this season is British fashion and leather goods brand Mulberry who will show a see-now-buy-now collection, alongside internationally celebrated designers including Ashley Williams, Ashish, CHALAYAN, Christopher Kane, ERDEM, Emilia Wickstead, Eudon Choi, Fashion East, Faustine Steinmetz, Fyodor Golan, Gareth Pugh, House of Holland, Isa Arfen, Jasper Conran, Lulu Guinness, Margaret Howell, Mary Katrantzou, Matty Bovan, Nicopanda, Osman, Pam Hogg, Peter Pilotto, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Pringle of Scotland, Roberta Einer, Roksanda, Roland Mouret, Ryan Lo, Simone Rocha, Shrimps, Sophia Webster, Temperley London.