One again the fash pack will be flocking to the front row
One again the fash pack will be flocking to the front row

London Fashion Week 2017: When is it? What are the biggest shows? Which designers to watch?

Here’s everything you need to know 

Sarah Young
Friday 10 February 2017 18:45
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It’s that time of year again when the world’s top fashion editors, stylists, photographers and bloggers descend upon the capital for a week-long celebration of London style.

From 17th to 21st Feb, the fash pack will be flocking to the front row for one of the biggest dates in the calendar but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the action.

If you’re an avid fashion fan, being in the know is key to making the most of London Fashion Week – When are the shows? How can you watch them? Find out here.

Venues

In 2015, the British Fashion Council moved London Fashion Week from Somerset House to a new home at Brewer Street Car Park. But, they’re mixing things up again.

This year, the main venue will be The Store Studios, 180 Strand but there are a few other hubs of action.

BFC SHOW SPACE - The Store Studios, 180 Strand, London, WC2R 1EA

BFC PRESENTATION SPACE - The Store Studios, 180 Strand, London, WC2R 1EA

TOPSHOP SHOW SPACE - Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

THE PAINTING ROOMS PRESENTATIONS - Hosted by The Royal Society of Arts, Durham House Street, London WC2H 6HG

ON | OFF - Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

The biggest shows

As expected, the London line-up is absolutely brimming with talent both old and new. You can check out the full schedule at londonfashionweek.co.uk but, these are the shows we’ll be keeping an eye on.

Friday 17th February

15:00 Bora Asku

17:00 Ashley Williams

20:00 Central Saint Martins MA

Saturday 18th February

10:00 Ryan Lo

11:00 Fashion East

16:00 J.W. Anderson

18:00 Simone Rocha

20:00 Gareth Pugh

21:00 Versus Versace

Sunday 19th February

11:00 Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

14:00 Topshop Unique

16:00 Mulberry

19:00 Mary Katrantzou

Monday 20th February

11:00 Erdem

13:30 Shrimps

15:00 Christopher Kane

18:00 Ashish

19:30 Burberry

Ones to watch

Fashion East has been supporting young London-based designers for 17 years now with progeny that includes the likes of Gareth Pugh, Katie Eary, Simone Rocha and J.W. Anderson.

This season the line-up, which showcases on Saturday 18th at 11am,includes four new names – Matty Bovan, Mimi Wade, Ta Asai and Supriya Lele.

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