|London Fashion Week (LFW)
Feb 12-15, 2007
|More New, More Green and More International Designers
at the Exhibition @ London Fashion Week
January 24, 2007 - The British Fashion Council today announced that the Exhibition @ London Fashion Week has attracted more first time exhibitors, more ‘green’ labels, and more designers from New York and LA eager to show their Autumn/Winter Collections this February 12th – 15th February 2007 at the Natural History Museum, SW7.
Estethica, an area dedicated to designers who are eco-sustainable, is in its second season retaining key names such as Katharine E Hamnett and Project Alabama, as well as attracting new, including: Wildlife Works; Mumo; Maria; aGaiN NYC; Entermodal; Unicorn Design; Charmone; Gary Harvey Creative; The Hemp Trading Company – THTC; and we believe London Fashion Week’s first farmer designers Makepiece whose fashionable silhouettes made from sustainable yarns prove that you can go from sheep to chic in one location. Estethica is located on the ground floor of the exhibition.
‘New Gen’ in the exhibition sponsored by Top Shop, the starting point for some of the UK’s most established designers continues to support the most hotly tipped new talent to emerge from the UK, not least this season’s Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Swash, Meadham Kirchhoff and Ginta. ‘New Gen’ can be found on the first floor of the exhibition as can the ‘New Gen’ Café.
Fashion East* once again comes west with designers Danielle Scutt, Louise Goldin and for the first time House of Holland.
Designers and Agents has increased its number of designers showing to complete their showcase of America’s most talked about ready-to-wear and accessory designers. New this season are: Enshallah ; Julie Brown; Julieri; June; Marika Charles; Melissa Joy Manning; Tai Rittichai; Her Look Enterprises; Soixante Neuf; S-Sung; Robin's Jeans; Raven Denim; Podoll and French Sole. Designers and Agents is on the first floor of the exhibition.
The exhibition hosts many established designers who have grown their business with the assistance of ‘New Gen’ sponsorship, such as Brit stars Sara Berman, Camilla Staerk and Jens Laugesen, who now sit alongside some of the UK’s most recognised names such as Stephen Jones, Lulu Guinness, Allegra Hicks, Karl Donoghue, Madeleine Press, Lara Bohinc, Bracher Emden, Ally Capellino and Osprey.
As last season the ground floor will consist of Estethica, and accessories alongside sponsor stands, ‘The Café’ and the Lavazza Café. On the first floor you will find ‘New Gen’, Ready to Wear, Designers and Agents, the ‘New Gen’ Café and for the first season ‘The Bar’ with Red Bull decks and London DJs acknowledging the close relationship between fashion and music in popular culture. This season the Moët Bar will be located in the BFC Show Tent styled by Westfield at the Natural History Museum.
Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of the BFC, commented “The influx of new names and talent, ensures a variety within the exhibition that will excite the worldwide community of fashion stores and boutiques who visit the exhibition every season”.
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|The Exhibition @ London Fashion Week will be open from Monday 12th February – Thursday 15th February 2007. Opening hours will be 10h00 – 19h00 on Monday through Wednesday and 10h00 – 18h00 on Thursday
Catwalk shows will run from Sunday, February 11th until Friday, February 16th
Designers and Agents (D&A) was founded by Barbara Kramer and Ed Mandelbaum five years ago is an alternative international marketplace for over 800 of America’s newest and brightest RTW and accessory designers. D&A trade presentations showcase a selection of their American designers in both New York and Los Angeles and most recently Tokyo
Designers & Agents at the Exhibition @ LFW will feature the following designers:
Enshallah; Julie Brown; Julieri; June; Marika Charles; Melissa Joy Manning; Tai Rittichai; Her Look Enterprises; Soixante Neuf; S-Sung; Robin's Jeans; Raven Denim; Podoll; French Sole
Estethica at the Exhibition @ LFW will feature the following designers: From Somewhere; Junky Styling; Fifi Bijoux; Enamore; Davina Hawthorne; Katharine E Hamnett; Element 23; Wildlife Works; Makepiece; Mumo; Maria; aGaiN NYC; Entermodal; Unicorn Design; Charmone; Gary Harvey Creative; The Hemp Trading Company – THTC; Terra Plana; Ciel; Ethical Fashion Forum
The New Generation sponsorship was established in 1993, acting as a promotional launch pad for young designers, attracting media profile, orders and investment whilst offering encouragement and support for new talent. It has also helped to initiate the careers of some of the UK’s top international names such as Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi, Clements Ribeiro, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson and Sophia Kokosalaki. TOPSHOP has been the sponsor of ‘New Gen’ since 2002.
‘New Gen’ at the exhibition features: Roksanda Ilincic ; Swash; Meadham Kirchhoff; Ginta; Richard Nicoll; Husam el Odeh; Osman Yousefzada; Jojo & Malou; Erdem; Modernist; Todd Lynn
FASHION EAST was set up in September 2000 to give emerging designers an opportunity to show their collections on the runway during London Fashion Week. Six designers showing on the main schedule this season have previously shown with FASHION EAST.