Fash/On Film Screening
As part of this season's Fash/On Film showcase, TEST Presents hosted a special screening of the London preview of the Diana Vreeland documentary 'The Eye Has To Travel' on Saturday February 18th. Author and director Lisa Immordino Vreeland introduced the film and participated in a post-screening Q&A session with the audience.
Fash/On Film SS13 Launch
BFC Fash/On Film sponsored by River Island launched on Friday 14th September with a film screening and champagne reception at Somerset House. After speeches from Fash/On Film panel members Josie Roscop, Laura Bailey and Stephen Whelan, 9 films were screened including ‘It will not always be summer’ by Ryan Hope for River Island Design Forum by William Tempest and ‘TRACES’ by Abbie Stephens for Emilio de la Morena. This film was commissioned by River Island and the British Fashion Council for the Fash/On Film Mentoring Scheme.
Fashion For Relief
Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™, a spectacular charity fashion show and auction, was back for 2010, taking centre stage at the British Fashion Council’s official London Fashion Week show venue, at Somerset House, on 18th February.
Fashion Forward Womenswear 2013
Three womenswear designers have been awarded Fashion Forward sponsorship for 2013, supporting them to show at London Fashion Week and develop their businesses through access to a range of advisors. The scheme is sponsored by eBay Fashion and supported by the Mayor of London.
Fashion Through The Ages
A historical showcase of British fashion from the early 1980s to the present.
With special thanks to the designers' PR companies.
Green Cut Launch
On Thursday 13th September, The Green Carpet Challenge co-founders Livia Firth and Lucy Siegle in collaboration with American Express, launched Green Cut. Green Cut is a unique initiative which pairs eight seminal fashion designers with eight iconic British films to raise awareness of a sustainable approach to fashion design. Designers including Antonio Berardi, Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic, created bespoke pieces which offered a contemporary take on a classic film. The collection is on show for the duration of London Fashion Week as part of The Exhibition, 14th - 18th September.
Headonism at The Exhibition
Milliners showing with the Headonsim initiative at The Exhibition at Somerset House - Charlie Le Mindu, J. Smith Esquire, Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson - were celebrated on Friday 16th September at a Champagne Reception, with a speech by Stephen Jones OBE. Headonism is sponsored by Royal Ascot.
Headonism at the Exhibition
Milliners showing with the Headonism initiative at The Exhibition at Somerset House - Charlie Le Mindu, J. Smith Esquire, Noel Stewart, Piers Atkinson and William Chambers - were celebrated on Friday 17th February. Headonism is a British Fashion Council initiative curated by Stephen Jones, recognising the new wave of emerging London milliners. It is supported by Royal Ascot.
Launch of Rock Vault, February 2012
The launch of Rock Vault, a brand new jewellery initiative to support, showcase and promote Britain's most innovative, fine jewellery talent, took place on Saturday 18th February. Rock Vault is curated by Stephen Webster and sponsored by the International Palladium Board.
LFW AW11 Official Opening
LFW AW11 kicked off on Friday 18th February 2011 with Harold Tillman CBE, and BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron welcoming international buyers and press. Samantha then took a tour of the Exhibition, looking at the designers' autumn/winter 2011 collections.