NEWGEN Winners Event SS13
London's spring/summer 2013 NEWGEN designers were announced at Somerset House on Monday 18th June 2012. BFC CEO Caroline Rush welcomed press and buyers with NEWGEN panel member Mel Rickey (Fashion Editor at Large) and Topshop MD Mary Homer. As part of London Collections: Women, the winning designers showcased their designs for the rest of the afternoon in the East Wing of Somerset House.
Downing Street Reception, LFW AW12
Samantha Cameron hosted a reception to celebrate London Fashion Week at 10 Downing Street for members of the fashion industry on Tuesday 21st February. Anna Wintour thanked Sir Philip Green in honour of his 10 years of NEWGEN support.
Fash/On Film Screening
As part of this season's Fash/On Film showcase, TEST Presents hosted a special screening of the London preview of the Diana Vreeland documentary 'The Eye Has To Travel' on Saturday February 18th. Author and director Lisa Immordino Vreeland introduced the film and participated in a post-screening Q&A session with the audience.
Launch of Rock Vault, February 2012
The launch of Rock Vault, a brand new jewellery initiative to support, showcase and promote Britain's most innovative, fine jewellery talent, took place on Saturday 18th February. Rock Vault is curated by Stephen Webster and sponsored by the International Palladium Board.
Fash/On Film Launch, February 2012
Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, Farida Kaikobad, Brand Director of River Island and the panel of Fash/On Film hosted a champagne reception to launch the BFC's new fashion film initiative sponsored by River Island on Friday 17th February.
Headonism at the Exhibition
Milliners showing with the Headonism initiative at The Exhibition at Somerset House - Charlie Le Mindu, J. Smith Esquire, Noel Stewart, Piers Atkinson and William Chambers - were celebrated on Friday 17th February. Headonism is a British Fashion Council initiative curated by Stephen Jones, recognising the new wave of emerging London milliners. It is supported by Royal Ascot.
LFW Official Opening AW12
Harold Tillman CBE and Sir Philip Green opened London Fashion Week on Friday February 17th 2012. They took the opportunity to launch the 'Future of Fashion - Strategic Considerations for Growth' report and announced Topshop's plan to extend sponsorship of NEWGEN for another 10 years.
Downing Street Reception, LFW SS12
Samantha Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street for members of the fashion industry on Tuesday 20th September.
Headonism at The Exhibition
Milliners showing with the Headonsim initiative at The Exhibition at Somerset House - Charlie Le Mindu, J. Smith Esquire, Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson - were celebrated on Friday 16th September at a Champagne Reception, with a speech by Stephen Jones OBE. Headonism is sponsored by Royal Ascot.
LFW Official Opening SS12
London Mayor Boris Johnson opened London Fashion Week with Harold Tillman CBE on Friday September 16th 2011. He was joined by some of the UK's Olympic hopefuls. He took the opportunity to announce Fashion 2012, the official fashion industry activity for the Olympic year. Created by the BFC, it is a central platform under which the industry is able to showcase and celebrate British fashion.