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LFW Sponsors & Suppliers AW16

19 February 2016
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LFW Sponsors & Suppliers AW16

Principal Sponsor
Sunglass Hut

As the top destination for designer and luxury sunglass brands, Sunglass Hut is proud to be the principal sponsor of London Fashion Week. Sunglass Hut will leverage this partnership through their global store network, celebrating London Fashion Week around the world in 3,300+ stores in over 45 countries. They will provide consumers exclusive access, telling the London Fashion Week story through the Sunglass Hut lens. Consumers also have the chance to get interactive in the #DiveIntoFashion photo booths and take away a personalised sunglass case at the Sunglass Hut pop-up in Lights of Soho during London Fashion Week. For more information, visit www.sunglasshut.com/uk   

Official Sponsors

American Express
American Express is delighted to continue its support for the British Fashion Council as Official Card Partner of London Fashion Week. 
 
The Amex Insiders will return for their fifth year to ensure that attendees have an effortless, stress-free experience as they navigate the new home of London Fashion Week. The Amex Insiders will be unveiling their exclusive new look on the first day of London Fashion Week, Friday 19th February.
 
In addition, the London Fashion Week Talk Series Presented by American Express will feature celebrated industry insiders for a series of intimate talks, offering exclusive insights into the inner workings of the fashion industry. 

Contact: Rebecca Morris, American Express UK: +44 (0) 12 7321 2622 / rebecca.morris@aexp.com


David Collins Studio

David Collins Studio have provided creative direction for the designers’ presentation showroom at The Brewer Street Car Park, the new home for London Fashion Week.  The Studio have worked with the British Fashion Council to stage the 1,600 square metre open space layout and the design of the second floor showroom showcasing the work of British designers.  To be able to support British designers through this collaboration is very important to The Studio, who work with a number of British luxury fashion brands including Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo.
For more information please contact: Jennifer Tyler / jennifer.tyler@davidcollins.com / +44 (0)20 7835 5022


DHL

This year DHL is supporting Sid Neigum in exhibiting his designs at London Fashion Week. The Canadian designer is one of four winners of DHL Exported, our programme which helps locally established fashion designers further expand their business into international markets.

At DHL, we understand the challenges of e-commerce. We already help many leading retailers grow their international online sales and will work as your partner to support you. Our e-commerce guide has been created to help you understand every step of the international e-commerce journey. View ‘e-commerce: your path to global growth’ here: http://dhlguide.co.uk/e-commerce/


Lavazza Coffee

Lavazza, Italy’s favourite coffee, is excited to be entering another year of sponsoring of London Fashion Week. Press, buyers, designers and models can reward their hard work with a cup of Lavazza coffee. Lavazza will be served throughout the week, from the brand new Brewer Street location in the heart of Soho; you won’t have to go far to enjoy the real Italian espresso experience!

Founded in Turin in 1895 and owned by the Lavazza family for four generations, the company is now among the world’s largest coffee producers. Lavazza’s presence at main international events, such as London Fashion Week, shows their dedication to bringing real Italian espresso around the world. Lavazza will be ensuring the fashion elite get their caffeine fix during London Fashion Week this season with coffee served in special cups designed by Ryan Lo. Follow @LavazzaUK on Twitter and Instagram to keep updated on all the latest fashion news and backstage gossip.


The London Evening Standard

The London Evening Standard and ES Magazine are proud of their eleven year association with Fashion Week. Circulating 900,000 copies a night and read by almost 2,000,000 Londoners the Standard can legitimately claim to be the true voice of the capital and fashion has always been an integral part of the editorial offering. For more information contact Maurice Mullen – Head of Fashion & Luxury Goods – on +44 (0)20 3615 2329 or email maurice.mullen@standard.co.uk


M&S

M&S is sponsoring LFW for the third season and will be previewing its new collaboration with style icon Alexa Chung on the eve of fashion week.  Using the rich and extensive Marks & Spencer Company Archive in Leeds*, Alexa and the M&S design team have embarked on a journey of rediscovery.

This project is the first of the ‘M&S &’ series**. A sequence of unique, exclusive collections in collaboration with some of today’s most exciting designers, brands & fashion icons.


The May Fair Hotel

For the ninth consecutive year, The May Fair Hotel prepares to welcome the world’s fashion elite as the Official Hotel of London Fashion Week. The hotel’s desirable location next to the treasure trove of designer boutiques in neighbouring Dover Street, Mount Street and Bruton Street, make it the fashion glitterati’s favourite retreat away from a day’s business in Soho.

To celebrate the Autumn/ Winter 16/17 season, the hotel lobby windows will be adorned with designs from Henry Holland following in the footsteps of previous collaborators, Gareth Pugh, Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood, Manolo Blahnik and Anya Hindmarch. The May Fair Hotel will also be the only hotel to offer the Official Afternoon Tea of London Fashion Week, inspired by the new collections and served daily in the restaurant. This season will also see the “Streets of Style“ Special Edition Cocktail Collection on sale in the award winning May Fair Bar , inspired by the designer talent in Mayfair Village . 

Boasting an unrivalled collection of London’s most colourful and stylish suites, bars, restaurants and meeting spaces, The May Fair is the perfect venue for business and pleasure throughout London Fashion Week. Pop down to the bar for a quick drink or sample some of the finest meat and freshest seafood in the May Fair Kitchen; and relax and revive with a signature treatment at The May Fair Spa.

Visit www.themayfairhotel.co.uk/lfw for more information.

Contact the press office on +44 20 3047 2037 or eglmedia@edelman.com


Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz, the Official Car Sponsor for London Fashion Week provides a luxurious fleet of chauffeured cars to ensure guests from around the world arrive in comfort and style during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalk shows.


Swatch

Swatch, Official Partner of London Fashion Week and Weekend – celebrating style and fashion for over 30 years! An expression of joy and provocative statement, since 1983.  For up-to-the-minute show times, call the LFW Swatch Timeline on +44 (0)20 7759 1970 or follow @LFWTimeline on Twitter


TONI&GUY

Celebrating over a decade as Official Sponsor of London Fashion Week, TONI&GUY continue to support British fashion talent through unique collaborations and the expertise of the world renowned TONI&GUY session team. Over the years, TONI&GUY have partnered with many designers, including GILES, Jean-Pierre Braganza, Pam Hogg, Bass & Brooke, Gareth Pugh, Peter Pilotto and many more. label.m, TONI&GUY’s professional haircare range, is also the Official Hair Care Product of London Fashion Week. 


Topshop

Championing fashion’s brightest talent is at the heart of NEWGEN, the British Fashion Council initiative set up in 1993 to support young designers.  The Topshop supported scheme offers financial support and showcasing opportunities at London Fashion Week, giving designers the opportunity to present their collections to influential press and buyers from around the world.  
 

HIX

HIX is delighted to be the official restaurant partner at London Fashion Week for the second season, hosting a pop-up HIX Cafe in Brewer Street car park and welcoming the fashion elite into HIX Soho for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night drinks. 

Official Suppliers

Aggreko

Aggreko is proud to be providing power, electrical distribution and cooling solutions for LFW’s new Brewer Street Car Park venue in Soho.  With a mix of power generation and cooling equipment strategically located across the site, our aim is to ensure the show runs smoothly whilst Brewer Street is in the spotlight!

For further information please contact us on +44 (0) 34 5824 7365 or email us at hire@aggreko.co.uk


Fashion and Beauty Monitor


Fashion and Beauty Monitor is a proud supplier of London Fashion Week for autumn/winter 2016. Established in 1989, it is the most powerful industry tool providing contacts, news and events information for the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries. Fashion and Beauty Monitor provides over 59,000 global contacts, a forward planning calendar of events and daily announcements on the latest news and moves, keeping you in touch and up-to-date with this fast-paced industry. The service has also launched into the US in 2014, along with a standalone Beauty Monitor for the UK market. This year has already seen a global relaunch of the site including brand new influencer index and blog. Fashion and Beauty Monitor will yet again host the London Fashion Week takeover page featuring a full schedule and interviews with key members of the industry involved with the four day event. 

For more information about Fashion and Beauty Monitor contact sarah.penny@fashionmonitor.com


LG Electronics


LG returns as the Official Garment Care Supplier of London Fashion Week for the tenth consecutive season, with its on-site dedicated steam team helping designers and exhibitors prepare their AW16 collections. 

The Steam Team will be located in the backstage show spaces. If you’d like support steaming or refreshing your items, please speak to a member of the LG Steam Team. 

LG’s latest home appliance range includes leading innovations in couture care, such as the introduction of 6 Motion Direct Drive technology designed to deliver different washing motions to best care for even the most delicate fabrics, using a combination of unique drum motions. 

Another important innovation has been the TurboWash™ technology, which uses high pressure water particles that dramatically reduce washing time, while delivering a deep and thorough clean.  

To find out more information about LG’s washing range visit www.lg.com/uk/homeappliance


MAINETTI


Mainetti are once again very proud to be supporting the British Fashion Council. At Mainetti we offer the complete print and packaging solution for the garment and retail industry. We offer a complete end to end service in multiple locations across a varied range of packaging products. We hope you enjoy your Preen by Thornton Bregazzi tote bag and have a fantastic LFW.

For more information please contact jon.manzi@mainetti.com/+44 (0) 7587 882533/www.mainetti.com


PROPERCORN


PROPERCORN is proud to be the snack of London Fashion Week for the 10th season running. Fuelling the model houses, designers and FROW with it's collection of guilt-free popcorn in six bold flavours, PROPERCORN is popcorn done properly. 


Scavi & Ray


Scavi & Ray is one of ‘Italy's premium proseccos’ and proud supplier of London Fashion Week.  From the Scavi & Ray Winery of northern Veneto, it is the umbrella brand for Italian premium wines, boasting a vast range of products including sparkling, wines and cocktails.


Triumph


Triumph International has been crafting innovative, high-quality lingerie since 1886. Triumph ‘The Maker of Lingerie’, is steeped in 130 years of lingerie expertise, craftsmanship and heritage with a dedication to inspiring feminine confidence at the heart of the brand. The new Triumph collection is inspired by the modern woman who is constantly seeking new experiences and adventures. In a world dominated by perpetual movement and the fusion of lifestyles, Triumph encourage women to awaken their senses, ask questions and dare to break the mould. As fit specialists, Triumph understands and is committed to ensuring that women experience the perfect fit. As part of this initiative, Triumph continues to work with the British Fashion Council, supporting London Fashion Week as ‘The Official Catwalk Lingerie Supplier’, cementing their relevance to the fashion industry by supplying on-schedule designers with their key intimate apparel collections.

For further information, or to request product for this season catwalks, please contact Carla Read: carla.read@triumph.com/+44 (0) 7771 972573


Sonos

Sonos returns as the Official Music Supplier of London Fashion Week and is proud to be connecting designers, ideas and audiences, with smart speakers at the best sounding spaces in the capital this week.
The Sonos Wireless HiFi System delivers all the music on earth, in every room, with warm, full-bodied sound that’s crystal clear at any volume.