The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to release the provisional schedule for London Fashion Week (LFW) September 2023, taking place from Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th September as a digital-physical hybrid. London Fashion Week is a global showcase of talent that curates and amplifies excellence in creativity, culture, and commerciality.
The schedule features both menswear and womenswear designers, with highlights including iconic British luxury brand Burberry, as well as ASAI, Dilara Findikoglu, ERDEM, Eudon Choi, FASHION EAST, JW Anderson, KNWLS, palmer//harding, PHOEBE ENGLISH, Richard Quinn, ROKSANDA and Simone Rocha. This year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner 16Arlington will be returning to the schedule, as well as BFC Fashion Trust 2023 recipients Chopova Lowena and Molly Goddard.
New to the schedule this season is EIRINN HAYHOW, Holzweiler, PĪFERI (BFC Fashion Trust 2023 recipient), Spencer Badu and SRVC. The final physical and digital schedule will be released in August 2023 and will include further updates and specific information regarding the format and timings of each activation.
LFW September 2023 will continue the year-long celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the BFC NEWGEN showcasing initiative by highlighting the scheme’s illustrious history and alumni, and London’s legacy in nurturing emerging talent and the next generation of visionary creatives. To coincide with LFW September 2023, the landmark exhibition, REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion which is sponsored by Alexander McQueen and guest curated by Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, will open from 16th September 2023 to 11th February 2024 at the Design Museum in London. It will be one of the most compelling contemporary fashion exhibitions ever staged in the UK, acknowledging the work of over 300 designers, and featuring over 100 objects. Click here for more information and ticket sales.
This season, the BFC NEWGEN Show Space will return to The Old Selfridges Hotel, thanks to the generous support of Selfridges. BFC NEWGEN designers returning to the schedule include ANCUȚA SARCA, Chet Lo, Conner Ives, DI PETSA, FEBEN, HARRI, HELEN KIRKUM, LABRUM London (Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design 2023 recipient), Leo Carlton, MASHA POPOVA, Paolo Carzana, Sinéad O’Dwyer, S.S.DALEY, Stefan Cooke and yuhan wang. The schedule welcomes BFC NEWGEN designers AARON ESH, DERRICK, Kazna Asker, The Winter House and TOLU COKER for the first time.
LFW and Ukrainian Fashion Week will present three Ukrainian designers: GASANOVA, My Sleeping Gypsy and NADYA DYZYAK as part of ‘Support Ukrainian Fashion’. This initiative was launched by Ukrainian Fashion Week to support designers in Ukraine. The show will be an opportunity to showcase the diversity, creativity and talent of Ukraine’s fashion scene, and the courage, resilience and resistance of Ukrainian designers striving for a peaceful future.
Accreditation for LFW September 2023 is now open. Accreditation is reserved for fashion industry professionals attending the event in a work capacity (press, buyers, influencers, stylists, photographers, broadcasters, sales agents). Apply for accreditation here.
Returning this season is the LFW City Wide Celebration, a programme of events and activations open to the public over LFW.
The generosity and commitment of our partners, suppliers and supporters is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for LFW September 2023 alongside our Official Partners: Chambord, Diet Coke, Royal Salute, The Londoner and TONI&GUY. Official Suppliers: FORA and Getty Images.
Explore the provisional schedule here.