The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released a provisional line-up for London Fashion Week (17-21 September) with headliners including Victoria Beckham, Erdem, and JW Anderson among the 100-plus confirmed designers.
Bangladesh is the world's second-largest apparel producer, but its industry leaders say international retailers are either refraining from placing orders, delaying buying decisions or demanding steep price cuts.
“Limitations can be liberating. Working remotely for this collection we reacted spontaneously. We were instinctive,” opined Victoria Beckham, perched on a massive patchwork quilt sofa inside a London art gallery.
Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
The BFC has announced a brand new event format for its London Fashion Week Festival with the launch of 'Insiders' to “provide unrivalled consumer access to London Fashion Week for the first time in its history.”
We caught up with Phair this weekend in London to discuss her plans for the BFC; her take on the future of fashion; how Brexit might impact London designers and British brands; and the BFC’s new plans with Google.