NEW PLACES, NEW FACES: Anthony Vaccarello will head to Britain in September to show Versus Versace on the runway for the first time during London Fashion Week. Other newcomers to the LFW calendar include Toga, Amanda Wakeley and John Smedley, which will debut its women’s wear collection. Alexander Lewis, Edeline Lee, Hill & Friends, Natasha Zinko, Peter Jensen, Manuel Faccini will also join the official lineup with presentations.
The British Fashion Council released a provisional schedule for the spring 2016 shows, which take place from Sept. 18-22. This season will see the debut of a new official venue on Brewer Street in Soho. The BFC will host runway shows, designer showrooms and events — including free talks open to the public — at Brewer Street Car Park, a working car park not far from Piccadilly Circus.
As reported, Topshop’s NewGen sponsorship initiative includes 1205, Ashley Williams and Ryan Lo who will showcase their collections on the runway. Claire Barrow, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz and Molly Goddard will host presentations while Marta Jakubowski and Sadie Williams will design installations.