among the big absentees burberry, victoria beckham, mcqueen: London Fashion Week kicks off in hybrid format

There are 129 brands on the official calendar of London Fashion Weekwhich kicks off today (February 18), to close on 22. The event, organized by British Fashion Council with partner Clearpay, presents, out of a total of 129 brands included in the official calendar, 86 physical shows that include 37 fashion shows, eight presentations, 37 events and four appointments. Realities not only related to womenswear, given that some names that should have participated in the canceled January men’s event have merged into the current one.

61 designers, including Vivienne Westwoodrise to the fore on the platform Official Digital Hub within the site not only to professionals but also to the general public.

Three big defections stand out: Victoria Beckhamapparently with a view to cost cutting, Burberry – which leaves the calendar for 11 March – e Alexander McQueen, which surprisingly goes away to New York on March 15th. Also JW Anderson deserted the London scene, after having opted, albeit in digital form, for Milan in January, while Craig Green has walked in London but in recent days. They are also missing from the appeal Christopher Kane e Mulberry. They confirm their membership Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Erdem e Richard Quinn.

Among the numerous new talents that dot these days, they should be mentioned Nancy Dojakawinner of the 2021 edition ofLvmh Prize for Young Designerse Stefan Cookewhich instead was awarded theH&M Design Award with its sustainable collection. It debuts today on the calendar Y2K Poster Girla brand also loved by ours Chiara Ferragni.

The digital project is dedicated to 15 emerging artists Discovery Labwhile in the physical exhibition space Bfc Newgen at The Old Selfridges Hotel in Oxford street meet Nensi Dojaka and Stefan Cooke, together with already established designers such as Richard Quinn.

Scrolling through the calendar, among today’s highlights stand out Bora Aksu, Paul Costelloe ed Edward Crutchleythe latter in digital version.

Tomorrow, February 19, is the turn of Nensi Dojaka among others, Molly GoddardRichard Quinn e, online, Marques’ Almeida.

On February 20 the spotlight is on temperley london, Simone Rocha (both also digitally), David Koma, Stefan Cooke e 16Arlington, just to name a few. That of 16Arlington will be a show destined to arouse a lot of emotion, given that the 28-year-old Italian Federica Cavenatifounder of the brand in 2017 with her partner Marco Capaldopassed away prematurely last November.

Moving on to February 21 we find Roksanda, Preen by Thornton BregazziErdem e Paul & Joe. Vivienne Westwood parades on the online platform, Emilia Wickstead, Pronounce e Paul & Joe.

Final bars on 22 with Bethany Williams, Edeline Lee, Kwk by Kay Kwok and, among the names on the digital, David Koma e Jens Laugesen.

By the editorial staff

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