London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show that takes place in London twice a year, in February and September. Showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers, it is one of the ’Big Four’ fashion weeks, along with New York, Milan, and Paris.



Organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC) for the London Development Agency with help from the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills, London Fashion Week first took place in October 1983. It currently ranks alongside New York, Paris, and Milan as one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks.

It presents itself to funders as a trade event that also attracts significant press attention and benefits taxpayers. It states that it is attended by over 5,000 press and buyers, and has estimated orders of over £100 million.



A retail-focused event, London Fashion Week Festival, takes place immediately afterward at the same venue and is open to the general public.

London Fashion Week: Everything You Need to Know

The 2022 London Fashion Week is back with a hybrid programme of physical and digital events.

LFW February presented by Clearpay is taking place Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd February 2022. The event is said to be taking place in London and Fora-Soho.

The five-day event will feature catwalk shows, presentations, appointments and events from over 131 designers, including LFW favourites Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn, Roksanda, and Simone Rocha, and newcomers Banshee of Savile Row, Johan Ku and Kwk by Kay Kwok.

The show comes off once in February when autumn/winter collections are shown and once in September when designers showcase their spring/summer collections. The new seasons are shown early each year to inform the high-street fashion market’s designs and upcoming trends.

London Fashion Week is the second in a series of four, with New York kicking off the season, followed by London, Milan, and Paris.

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