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Raf Simons to Make London Fashion Week Debut

Burberry and JW Anderson will return to the calendar, while Victoria Beckham decamps to Paris.
Models walked on tables at Burberry’s fall-winter 2022 show by Riccardo Tisci. The brand’s plan to reinvigorate sales by moving upmarket is still incomplete.
Models walked on tables at Burberry’s fall-winter 2022 show by Riccardo Tisci. (Burberry)

Burberry will return to the official London Fashion Week line-up this September after a stint showing off-calendar, the British Fashion Council said in its provisional schedule released Monday.

JW Anderson will also return after a few seasons of showing in Paris and Milan, while the namesake brand of Prada’s co-creative director Raf Simons will show in the British capital for the first time.

”It’s been a dream for a while to show in London — a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style,” Simons said in a statement.

It marks a boon for the event, which in recent seasons has been lacking in big brand names that typically act as a draw for international editors and buyers. Last week, Victoria Beckham confirmed plans to show in Paris.

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Burberry, JW Anderson and Raf Simons join London Fashion Week fixtures like Simone Rocha, Erdem and Roksanda, as well as emerging talents like Nensi Dojaka and Supriya Lele.

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