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Friday, February 17, 2012

London Fashion Week Day 1: Future of Fashion | Today's Shows, Live Streaming & Events

Harold Tillman CBE and Sir Philip Green have officially opened London Fashion Week, launching the ‘Future of Fashion – Strategic Considerations for Growth’ report and announcing Topshop's plan to extend sponsorship of NEWGEN for another 10 years.Read all about it here...
- Our #AskLFW Twitter sessions begin today with Anya Hindmarch at 3pm. Get Tweeting your questions now with hashtag #AskLFW! See the schedule of guest Tweeters - from Alice Temperley to Stephen Webster.

- Find out what you can watch live online today:
- The Exhibition is open until Tuesday with more than 120 designers in a newly curated style, creating a more tailored and visually merchandised feel to the showcase... Here's your checklist of news, events, key areas and floor plans so you can plan your visit, read here

09:00 Antoni & Alison

Corrie Nielsen

12:00 Fyodor Golan
13:00 Bora Aksu
Courtyard LIVE

14:00 Maria Grachvogel WC2

15:00 Felder Felder Courtyard

Jean-Pierre Braganza
Embankment LIVE


Basso and Brooke

Central Saint Martins MA Fashion

Full show schedule

Key to venues at Somerset House: Courtyard: Courtyard Show Space. Embankment: Embankment Gallery Show Space.
Portico: Portico Show Space

Watch the specially commissioned video for Future of Fashion: Strategic Considerations for Growth. Members of the industry including Anna Wintour OBE, Caroline Rush, Dylan Jones, Harold Tillman CBE and Sir Philip Green discuss the growth for the fashion industry going forward. Watch here...

09:30 - 12:00 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

10:30- 11:30
Caroline Charles
11:00 - 19:00
Orla Kiely

13:30 - 15:30
Emilia Wickstead

14:30 Zoe Jordan Embankment
19:00- 19:45

Full show schedule

#FASHonFILM launches tonight, hosted by @BFC & @river_island. Uniting fashion & film talent at #LFW. Visit the Cinema:
10:05 - 17 Feb

Our @BFC Young Ambassador @DelevingnePoppy will be taking to the catwalk for @ZoeJordanStudio #LFW show today at 2.30pm. Best of luck both!
09:35 - 17 Feb

Have you tried our magic #LFW Exhibition passes? Download @aurasma, hover over with smart phone & see our live Tweets!
09:11 - 17 Feb

Good morning #LFW Day 1! Check today’s schedule, from Antoni & Alison to Central Saint Martins MA:
08:00 - 17 Feb

It's #LFW Eve! All eyes are soon to be on London's fashion talent, from its creative rising stars to heritage global brands... We can't WAIT
23:09 - 16 Feb

Key to venues at Somerset House: Courtyard: Courtyard Show Space. Embankment: Embankment Gallery Show Space.
Portico: Portico Show Space

International Fashion Showcase
The inaugural showcase of international emerging designers
All day
At Embassies & Cultural institutes across London

Headonism & Royal Ascot Brunch
Celebration of Headonism and Royal Ascot's sponsorship of Headonism
11:00 - 13:00
Fernandez & Wells, Somerset House, WC2R 1LA

Jade Parfitt & Jamine Guinness - Launch of Zoe Lee AW2012
Champagne, cakes and static presentation
14:00 - 18:00
Blacks, 67 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4QH
Private Invitation Only

Twitter Q&A - Anya Hindmarch
Speak in real-time via #AskLFW @LondonFashionWk.

Vassilisa LFW Drinks & Sales
16:00 - 18:00
The Box Boutique, 45 Maddox Street, London W1S 2PE

Champagne Reception for Tatty Devine's New Silver Collection
The Terrace Showrooms, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

Fash/On Film Launch
Champagne reception
18:30 - 19:30
Canon Cinema, Courtyard Show Space, London Fashion Week, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Private Invitation Only

Palladium Visions CSM Launch Event
19:00 - 20:30
Private Invitation Only

The Covenience Store Presents: 'Back Issue'
19:00 - 21:00
38 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9EP
Private Invitation Only

Bora Aksu Show Party
Whisky Mist, 35 Hertford St, London, W1J 7SD
Private Invitation Only

Basso & Brooke After Show Party
After party
Jalouse Private Room

Grandlife Party
22:00 - Late
Le Baron, 29 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN

Full events schedule

Future of Fashion
The British Fashion Council launched the ‘Future of Fashion – Strategic Considerations for Growth’ report this morning at a press conference, hosted by Sir Philip Green and Harold Tillman CBE, to open London Fashion Week February 2012. Read more...
Read the full report

LFW AW12 Sponsors
LFW is organised by the British Fashion Council and is funded by sponsors, many of which provide services that have become integral to the unique experience London has to offer. The BFC thank all of their sponsors, in particular the newly announced principal sponsor Vodafone who have been closely involved with London Fashion Week for the past three seasons as the official communications partner and title sponsor of Vodafone London Fashion Weekend.

Estethica AW12
13 designers have been selected for Estethica sponsored by Monsoon at LFW AW12, showcasing their cutting-edge designs in the East Wing of Somerset House. Read more…
See the Estethica Review AW12, edited by Jessie Brinton

Digital Innovation
This season marks our strongest Digital Schedule yet with over 40 live streams and a specially curated programme of films for the Canon Cinema. Don't miss our exclusive photography screened on Tube platforms and Aurasma bringing The LFW Daily to life. Find out more...

The BFC Industry Facts & Figures
Details on Fashion Week and the industry in the UK:
• 59 catwalk shows and 24 presentations to take place over 6 days
• 120 UK and International emerging and established, ready to wear and accessories designers at The Exhibition
• 10th Anniversary of TOPSHOP sponsoring NEWGEN, London’s leading talent identification and showcase initiative
• The Exhibition at LFW will play host to 13 Estethica designers, 15 NEWGEN Sponsored by TOPSHOP designers and 4 Multibrand Showrooms
• The BFC introduces its 3rd showspace; the ‘Embankment Gallery Showspace’ will host 11 designers shows this season
• New Designers on schedule this season include Belstaff, McQ, Moschino Cheap And Chic, Stella McCartney and Thomas Tait
• Menswear day, now in its 7th season, has 7 shows, 4 salon shows and 2 presentations
• Over 5,000 visitors are expected: buyers, TV & radio crews, journalists and photographers

LFW Daily
Pick up your copy from Sunday and check out the new blog now - it's had a makeover for the new

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