BFC Estethica Press Day 2010
The Estethica Press Day took place on Thursday April 22nd at Somerset House. The pop-up showroom of Estethica designers featured a Q&A session on ‘Presenting & Marketing Sustainable Fashion’. Guests speakers Baroness Lola Young, Charty Durrant, Laura Bailey, Melanie Rickey, Vera Boudmilija and Yasmin Sewell formed the panel for this animated discussion.
NEWGEN SS11 Announcement
London's spring/summer 2011 NEWGEN designers were revealed at Tom's Terrace, Somerset House on Thursday June 10th 2010. Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, invited press to meet the winners whilst models showcased their designs.
LFW Official Opening
Harold Tillman CBE and Geordie Greig hosted the official opening of London Fashion Week at Somerset House on Thursday 16th September 2010. Ed Vaizey MP, Sir Stuart Rose and Christopher Bailey MBE were all in attendance. Sony Music DJs Will Nichol and Kris Di Angelis were on the decks.
BFC Estethica Press Day SS11
The Estethica Press Day took place on Monday 6th December 2011 at Somerset House. The pop-up showroom of Estethica designers, curated by Yasmin Sewell, featured a Q&A session on 'Sustainable Fashion from Conservation to Innovation'. The panel included guest speakers Tamsin Blanchard, Jessica Brinton, Lucy Siegle, Christopher Raeburn, Dilys Williams, Claire Hamer and Orsola de Castro.
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.
Downing Street Reception, LFW AW11
Samantha Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street for members of the fashion industry on Friday 18th February, the first day of London Fashion Week, autumn/winter 2011.
Estethica 5th Birthday
Estethica is celebrating its 5th Anniversary as the industry’s leading showcase of ethical fashion. Livia Firth and Harold Tillman CBE hosted a celebratory evening on May 24th 2011 for guests including past and present Estethica designers and industry experts at Almada, Mayfair. Estethica thanks its official sponsor, Monsoon, for their support for the ninth consecutive season.
NEWGEN & NEWGEN MEN SS12
London's spring/summer 2012 NEWGEN and NEWGEN MEN designers were announced at Tom's Terrace, Somerset House on Tuesday 7th June 2011. Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, invited press to meet the winners and their muses.
LFW Official Opening SS12
London Mayor Boris Johnson opened London Fashion Week with Harold Tillman CBE on Friday September 16th 2011. He was joined by some of the UK's Olympic hopefuls. He took the opportunity to announce Fashion 2012, the official fashion industry activity for the Olympic year. Created by the BFC, it is a central platform under which the industry is able to showcase and celebrate British fashion.
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.