London Fashion Week 2013: Day 1’s Runaway Highlights!


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London Fashion Week is a dazzling showcase of great British talent. Its significance has been growing over the last few years, with strong attendance by press and buyers from around the world. With Natalie Massenet now at the helm, her eye for fashion and innovative ideas about selling will ensure it goes from strength to strength and inspire future generations to seek out jobs in this vibrant and creative sector. As well as investing in London Fashion Week, I will continue to do all I can to support the industry, which is so important to our city’s prosperity.”
– The Mayor of London Boris Johnson
BFC Fash/On Film sponsored by River Island launches tonight with a film screening at Somerset House. Three emerging designers have been awarded Fash/On Film support including My Crazy ScrunchieLeutton Postle and Fred Butler. Their films will be previewed at the launch, alongside a film made by Georgina Hardinge for River Island (trailer above).

LAUNCH.jpgThis morning, the Chairman and CEO of the British Fashion Council, Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush officially opened London Fashion Week AW13 alongside Minister for the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey. They outlined the BFC’s new three year strategy and plans to commission a report on Manufacturing and Textiles for the UK that will outline the opportunities that the sector can take forward.

“We represent the most creative, dynamic, and nimble fashion industry in the world. And thanks to the digital revolution our platform goes beyond the front row here in London to millions of people around the world” – Natalie Massenet


TODAYS-SHOWS.jpgPlan your day with the Show Schedule of catwalk shows and presentations, from Zoë Jordan at 10am to sass & bide at 8.45pm.

7 of the shows will be live streamed, watch them here.

Show Schedule | Print the Schedule


TODAYS-EVENTS.jpgPlan your first day of London Fashion Week with our official Events Schedule, including the AW13 Launch of Fash/On Film, Headonism afternoon tea reception, a presentation of the AW13 Triumph collection hosted by Helena Christensen and the PPQ after-party.

Map | Events | Digital | Print Events Schedule


TODAY-AT-THE-EXHIBITION.jpgIt’s Day 1 so here is your overview of key areas:
First Floor Showrooms: Key London sales agents and a new tailoring room
Ground Floor Terrace Showrooms: Accessories and Headonism supported by Royal Ascot
East Wing: NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop. 14 of London’s brightest emerging talents
Rock Vault sponsored by the International Palladium Board: Innovative, fine jewellery talent
Estethica: 14 cutting edge designers
Opening Times: 10.00 – 19.00 (early closing at 18.00 on Tuesday)

Share your #LFW moments on Twitter & Instagram!


5 days of myriad fashion experiences, 56 catwalk shows, 20 presentations… We’ll make it something to remember. Welcome to #LFW AW13.
08.00 – 14 SepGood morning #LFW Day 1 – let the shows begin! Check today’s schedule, from @ZoeJordanStudio to @sass_and_bide:
07.45 – 14 Sep

Share your London moments: all tweets and instagrams hashtagged #LFW pull into our live social feed:
22.01 – 13 Sep

See the line-up for the #AskLFW live Twitter Q&A with guests including @ManoloBlahnik & @AShulman2:
20.34 – 13 Sep


Header: Bespoke print for London Fashion Week by Manolo Blahnik.
Video thumb: Still from film made by Georgia Hardinge for River Island. Thumbs: Launch of London Fashion Week AW13 – Christopher Kane, Christopher Bailey MBE, Caroline Rush, Natalie Massenet MBE, Anya Hindmarch MBE, Sir Paul Smith & Jonathan Saunders; Erdem SS13; Christopher Kane SS13; Somerset House.
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