London Fashion Week Opens Doors to Public to Boost Business

Fashion week flags on Oxford Street | Source: London Fashion Week

LONDON, United Kingdom — The crowds at London Fashion Week are usually packed with magazine editors, department store buyers and celebrities but this season there is a new addition to the pack: the consumer.

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London Fashion Week Kicks Off With Digital Drive

London Fashion Week at Somerset House | Source: Tumblr

LONDON, United Kingdom — The fashion universe has always been a bit of a self-contained bubble to outsiders. Those too-tall models in acres of silk? Those outlandish shoes you can't walk in? The dresses that cost as much as a small car? Nice to look at, but hardly a part of most people's lives. The organizers of London Fashion Week, which kicked off Friday, are hoping to change that perception.

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Burberry to Bring Men’s Show Home to London

Burberry Mens Fall/Winter 2013 | Source: Nowfashion

LONDON, United Kingdom — British megabrand Burberry is set to bring its menswear show back to London on June 18, after more than ten years of showing in Milan, as part of London Collections: Men, the city’s standalone menswear week launched two seasons ago.

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Graduates From Fashion’s “Cradle” of Talent Chase Elusive Dream

LONDON, United Kingdom -- As London Fashion Week closes, Britain's budding designers must tackle the challenge of finding employment in an economy where most recent university graduates are struggling for work and in an industry that is notoriously competitive. London has a reputation as a cradle of new fashion talent, with the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design boasting an illustrious list of alumni including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and John Galliano. The London-based school showcases its graduate talent every year in a show for fashion week, luring headhunters looking for up-and-coming talent to offer their labels. A lucky few will be tapped on the shoulder for positions at top brands. But most will have to…

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BoF Founder Imran Amed speaks to BBC Global News about The Business of Fashion

  On the day of the announcement of BoF’s seed investment round, founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed spoke to the BBC Global News about the rise of The Business of Fashion, the disruptive forces re-shaping the fashion industry, and the special role that London plays in the global fashion ecosystem.

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On Camera | Inside Thomas Tait’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Show

BoF spoke to the precise and sculptural London-based designer Thomas Tait in the hours before his Autumn/Winter 2013 show, just as the components of his creative vision —  including lighting, sound, staging, venue, and of course, the collection itself — were all coming to life.

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Week in Review | Looking back at London, Managing investors, Future of retail, LFW Photo diary, Diana Vreeland

Week in Reivew 17-21 September

Colin’s Column | Looking Back at London (Opinion) “Are we talking about London Fashion Week or a festival of childish self-indulgence? For me, fashion design is about cut, shape, body and proportion, as it always has been. But sadly, many of the recent London shows featured banal shapes hidden under a riot of digitally created patterns, sometimes in the crudest of colours. Finding Your M.O. | Part 8: Managing Your

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Colin’s Column | Looking Back at London

Backstage at Erdem’s Spring/Summer 2013 Show | Photo: Morgan O’Donovan for LFW Daily

LONDON, United Kingdom — Are we talking about London Fashion Week or a festival of childish self-indulgence? For me, fashion design is about cut, shape, body and proportion, as it always has been. But sadly, many of the recent London shows featured banal shapes hidden under a riot of digitally created patterns, sometimes in the crudest of colours. Just imagine if there was an embargo on the use of colour and pattern and designers

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Best of British, H&M’s sales hit, Rethinking luxury, Made in America, Being Sarah Mower

Sir Paul Smith by Rankin | Source: Hunger TV

Paul Smith: still the best of British (Telegraph) “‘Quirky and cool’ work well to encapsulate his output, from his first boutique in Nottingham in 1970 selling standard shirts with colourful stitching around the buttonholes, to a business empire that today stretches to 75 countries, with a turnover of £400 million.” H&M August sales hit by warm weather (Reuters) “World no.2 fashion retailer Hennes

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