Caroline Rush

Shops at Motcomb Street.

Government and Trade

British Fashion, Retail, Beauty Lobbies Welcome New Government Support

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.

clock March 3, 2021Samantha Conti

Clearpay rebranded last year, working with Pantone on a bespoke shade of green called Bondi Mint.

Marketing and Promotion

Clearpay Signs Major Partnership Deal With London Fashion Week

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.

clock February 10, 2021Samantha Conti

Gucci model challenge on TikTok

Business Features

TikTok Takes Over British Fashion Council’s NewGen Sponsorship

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.

clock February 5, 2021Samantha Conti

Burberry is working with the BFC on a fabric donation project called ReBurberry.

Social Impact

ReBurberry Fabric Project Aims to Help U.K. Fashion Students in Need

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.

clock December 8, 2020Samantha Conti

An image by Mark Seliger to be sold at Spring Studios' new virtual gallery.

Fashion Features

Spring Studios Sells Photographers’ Lockdown Images, Shot From Home

All proceeds from a virtual gallery sale of the photos will go to the British Fashion Council’s COVID Crisis Fund.

clock December 1, 2020Samantha Conti

Joe Casely-Hayford

Fashion Features

Positive Fashion Institute to Highlight Black Fashion, Culture in U.K.

The project is inspired by Joe Casely-Hayford, who paved the way for Black designers working in the U.K. today.

clock October 28, 2020Samantha Conti

June Sarpong

Fashion Features

With Diversity, Inclusion Top-of-Mind, BFC Takes on New Board Members

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.

clock September 14, 2020Samantha Conti

BFC Seeks Government Aid

Government and Trade

The BFC Battles for Designers, Creating New Fund, Setting Digital Plans

The organization has set aside 1 million pounds to help vulnerable businesses with the BFC Foundation COVID Crisis Fund.

clock March 27, 2020Samantha Conti

A woman walks past the new 'Get ready for Brexit' advert on a telephone box in north London. Today, the UK Government launches its £100m "Prepare for Brexit" advertising campaign to reassure the nation ahead of a potential no-deal departure from the European Union on 31 October.Government's £100m Brexit campaign, London, UK - 01 Sep 2019

Business Features

Doing the Brexit Dance: British Brands Brace for a Tough Sales Season

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.

clock September 13, 2019Samantha Conti


Business Features

EXCLUSIVE:, BFC Form a Three-Year Strategic Partnership

China’s largest retailer has also been named an exclusive retail partner of London Fashion Week.

clock February 15, 2019Tianwei Zhang

Caroline Rush, Angelica Cheung and Jefferson Hack

Fashion Scoops

British Designers Toast 10 Years of London Showrooms in Paris

London Showroom graduates including Erdem Moralioglu, Osman Yousefzada, David Koma and Roksanda Ilincic, attended the Hoxton hotel event.

clock March 5, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Caroline Rush, Queen Elizabeth II and Anna Wintour


Queen at Quinn: Queen Elizabeth II Makes Her Runway Debut

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.

clock February 20, 2018Natalie Theodosi

A protest by animal rights activiists CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur trade) against the use of fur by the Fashion industry blockades one of the venues for London Fashion Week in the Aldwych.Anti-Fur Protest, London Fashion Week, UK - 17 Sep 2017

Fashion Features

In London, Fashion Takes a Back Seat

Real-life distractions, from Friday’s terror attack to continuous antifur protests, cast a shadow over London Fashion Week.

clock September 17, 2017WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Caroline Rush, Sung-joo Kim to Receive Honorary Doctorates From University of the Arts London

They are among 12 honorary degree recipients from the arts and cultural sectors.

clock July 27, 2017Lorelei Marfil

Designers preview their collection at The Hoxton Collective.

Fashion Scoops

A London Preview

The Hoxton hotel was the backdrop for a showcase of London designers’ pre-collections Monday afternoon.

clock June 13, 2017Nina Jones

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