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London Fashion Week unveils new format for June edition

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Taking place on 7-9 June, the spring/summer 25 edition of London Fashion Week will continue the year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary with a new concept that will “spotlight London’s position as a world-leading cultural capital and amplify its creative community”.

London Fashion Week will kick off by BFC taking over the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and hosting a programme of exhibitions, panel discussions and cultural events led by the first three cultures on spotlight this season.

In collaboration with three guest curators, the organisation will explore black culture centred around self-love, and south Asian culture with a focus on pattern, textile, craftsmanship and “queer culture”, with a spotlight on young creative voices from the trans community.

The edition will follow 40 activations hosted by leading British brands and designers across the city, including catwalk shows, presentations and events. The BFC will take over the Groucho Club on Sunday 9 June to provide designers and brands with an activation space.

Caroline Rush, chief executive of British Fashion Council, said: “As we continue our celebrations of LFW40, we are thrilled to share a new concept for LFW June that will amplify our designers and promote the diverse menswear businesses, from streetwear to Savile Row, as well as retail in the city.

“We will celebrate and pay homage to some of the cultures that contribute so much to the UK fashion industry, the aim is to build on this with different cultures each year. The new format is a direct result of the conversations we are continuously having with the BFC community (designers, media, UK and international retailers). We want to ensure we are recognising the business needs of our designers, and providing them with a global showcasing platform that is both relevant and beneficial.”

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