British Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his spring budget on Wednesday offering a fresh support package for business, although many would argue there is still much more to be done.
The “buy now, pay later” platform will become the principal partner of London Fashion Week in a two-year deal aimed at backing designer programs and drawing the consumer closer into the fashion industry fold.
The short-form video platform will support one of the BFC’s longest-standing programs to support young talent, and picks up a sponsorship mantle once carried by Topshop.
Burberry is teaming with the British Fashion Council on a pilot program to distribute unused fabric to fashion students, with the idea of taking the initiative industry-wide.
All proceeds from a virtual gallery sale of the photos will go to the British Fashion Council’s COVID Crisis Fund.
The project is inspired by Joe Casely-Hayford, who paved the way for Black designers working in the U.K. today.
The British Fashion Council is putting diversity at the top of the agenda, and has named four new board members to help guide the organization on strategy, and to broaden its outlook.
The organization has set aside 1 million pounds to help vulnerable businesses with the BFC Foundation COVID Crisis Fund.
The continued uncertainty about when, and on what terms, Britain will leave the European Union has been a challenge for designers and brands, despite the export-boosting British pound.
China’s largest retailer has also been named an exclusive retail partner of London Fashion Week.
London Showroom graduates including Erdem Moralioglu, Osman Yousefzada, David Koma and Roksanda Ilincic, attended the Hoxton hotel event.
The queen made an appearance at London Fashion Week to attend Richard Quinn’s show and present him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
They are among 12 honorary degree recipients from the arts and cultural sectors.