By  on September 9, 2013

What’s new and different at theLondon shows.

Making a departure from the Tanks at the Tate Modern, where it was headquartered last season, the Topshop Show Space will move to Regents Park, a far cry from the industrial belly of the gallery. The first show at the custom-built space will be for the brand’s own Unique label, then designers including Marios Schwab and Simone Rocha will make use of the venue.

The British Fashion Council’s official show venue in the courtyard at Somerset House has been expanded to allow for an extra 200 seated guests. The BFC said that this was to cater to the ever-increasing attention that the London collections are receiving from international press and buyers.

Should all those clothes inspire the urge to splash some cash, The Shop, a new pop-up store in the West Wing of Somerset House, will be selling fall ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes. The space, which has been designed by set designer Robert Storey, with the logo created by British Pop artist Sir Peter Blake, will stock the wares of brands including Markus Lupfer, Sophia Webster, Prism, Zoe Jordan and House of Holland.

There will also be flash sales, musical performances, readings, interviews and guest appearances flagged via announcements on social media, using the handles @londonfashionwk #LFW #TheShop. It will be open Sept. 13 to 22.

New to the official LFW lineup of shows and presentations for spring are Barbara Casasola, Pearce Fionda, Markus Lupfer, Manolo Blahnik and Smythson.


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