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Fashion

Application criteria evolve for London Fashion Week 2024

updated
June 18, 2024
Published on:
June 18, 2024
There is still time for designers to apply for participation in some parts of September 2024 London Fashion Week (Image: BFC)

The London Fashion Week Schedule for September 2024 is curated by the British Fashion Council. A new, more inclusive process has been designed to cater for different types of business models not so reliant in wholesale.

  • The eligibility criteria no longer includes minimum wholesale stockist requirement
  • All designers must apply each season, regardless of whether they have shown before, due to the limited number of slots available
  • An Industry panel will select successful applicants each season, applicants will be assessed on creative merit

There are separate criteria for designers to participated in the LFW main schedule catwalk and presentations, for digital schedule activations, digital schedule activations, digital discoverylab, for a physical event listing, and for a LFW digital profile. Only some of these elements are still open for applications.

Of these, applications for LFW Evening Events September 2024 are open until August 30th, 2024. The criteria are:

  • This application is for physical evening event listings only.
  • All applicants will be internally reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • All events must take place from 7 pm onward.

Click here to apply.

Designers can also apply to have a profile page on the LFW platform.  See existing LFW profiles here.

Applications for LFW Digital Profile September 2024 are open until Friday 12th July 2024.

Criteria are:

  • Collections should consist of ready-to-wear or accessories, not bridalwear or childrenswear.
  • If successful, you would be entitled to a profile on the LFW platform, this requires an annual non-member profile fee or alternatively is included in the BFC Membership programme.
  • You can update your profile all year round, as well as for London Fashion Week events.
  • Applications are reviewed by the BFC who reserves final say.
  • If you already have a profile on the new platform, you do not need to apply again.

Click here to apply.

More at British Fashion Council

Separately, NEWGEN, the BFC’s longest standing and most internationally celebrated emerging talent support and showcasing initiative, has announced its selection of designers. BFC NEWGEN in partnership with Pull&Bear supports the very best emerging talent and aims to build global, responsible fashion brands of the future.

Each year, a cohort of designers are identified by industry-led panels chaired by Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent.  

For 2024/25, the designers selected are:

AARON ESH, ANCUȚA SARCA, Charlie Constantinou, Chet Lo, DERRICK, DI PETSA, HARRI, JOHANNA PARV, Karoline Vitto, Kazna Asker, Leo Carlton, LUEDER,
MASHA POPOVA, Paolo Carzana, Pauline Dujancourt, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Steve O Smith, The Winter House, TOLU COKER, YAKU.

Of these, the following are first year BFC Newgen recipients: Charlie Constantinou, JOHANNA PARV, Karoline Vitto, LUEDER, Pauline Dujancourt, Steve O Smith, and YAKU.

Later in the year, the Fashion Awards (TFA) 2024 presented by Pandora will take place on Monday 2nd December 2024 at the Royal Albert Hall.

TFA unites the global fashion community in London, the home of fashion and creativity, to amplify leaders of change, celebrate excellence and support the next generation of creative talent. The event serves as the main fundraiser for the BFC Foundation, which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry through its focus on education, grant-giving, and business mentoring. TFA not only shines a spotlight on the outstanding contributions of emerging and established cultural fashion leaders, but also raises awareness of the foundation's vital work.

The BFC and Pandora continue to evolve the event as an entertainment platform that highlights the role fashion plays at the intersection of culture.

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