LFW 2017 showcases designer diversity

 

More than half of the designers behind brands showing at London Fashion Week February 2017 were born outside the UK, underlining the global appeal of the industry event.

The 65th edition of the week was estimated to have drawn in 5,000 guests, including press and buyers from 49 countries.

Brands showing during the week included Roland Mouret, Chalayan, Donatella Versace's VENUS and Burberry.

UK designers participating included Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, Margaret Howell, Mary Katrantzou and Anya Hindmarch.

The twice-yearly event attracts a global focus to the fashion industry which contributes £28bn to the UK economy and supports an estimated 880,000 jobs.

 

 

During the week, the International Fashion Showcase Designer Award was presented to Younchan Chung of South Korea, with India winning the Interational Fashion Showcase Country Award and Wojciech Diziedzic and Agnieska Jacbson-Cielecka of Poland picking up the Curation Award. The awards were run by the British Council and the British Fashion Council, and presented by Mercedes-Benz.

More information on the Showcase is available at:

http://design.britishcouncil.org/projects/ifs/ifs2017/

More information on LFW 2017 is available here.

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