Application Form

Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition Application Form - February 2020

 

INFORMATION


 

London Fashion Week will take place 14th-18th February 2020.

                                         

POSITIVE FASHION DESIGNER EXHIBITION 


 

The Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition showcase a curated selection of innovative and diverse womenswear brands, encompassing both ready-to-wear and accessories collections. The exhibition provide a key opportunity for press and buyers to meet the designers.

 

DiscoveryLAB

The DiscoveryLAB is an on-schedule showcasing platform located within the exhibition. Combining the worlds of fashion, tech, music, art and performance, the DiscoveryLAB provides an immersive showcasing environment for our audience to discover and connect with new brands and collaborations within the creative industries.

 

APPLICATION CRITERIA


 

  • Applicants collections should consist of women's ready-to-wear or accessories
  • Applicants should have been in business for at least three years and have a minimum of four stockists - one of which must be a UK retailer
  • Applicants may be asked to submit additional supporting information, which will be considered alongside the application to reach a final decision
  • The applicants business must meet the British Fashion Council’s standards for Positive Fashion and adhere to at least 1 of the Positive Fashion Pillars,  Sustainability, Craftmanship & Community, Equality & Diversity

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London Fashion Week has limited space in the Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition and DiscoveryLAB available for emerging designers who have been in business for less than three years. The criteria to show as an emerging designer can be found below. You should also look at applying for NEWGEN support. Information on NEWGEN can be found at www.britishfashioncouncil.com/newgen

Emerging (under three years in business):

  • Applicants collections should consist of women’s ready-to-wear or accessories
  • Applicants should have at least one stockist
  • Applicants may be asked to submit additional supporting information, which will be considered alongside the application to reach a final decision

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Please note that by meeting the criteria above it does not guarantee a space within the exhibition or an on-schedule DiscoveryLAB slot. The Positive Fashion Designer Exhibition and DiscoveryLAB showcase a curated selection of designers and space is limited but all those that meet the criteria will be considered. 

 
The British Fashion Council reserves the right to review, and waive, the eligibility criteria, for designer’s applications in exceptional circumstances.

 

GUIDANCE NOTES


 

Applicants will be notified by email by the end of November if the application has been successful.

If you should have any queries please contact:
Sophie Rix
Senior Brand Partnerships Assistant
sophie.rix@britishfashioncouncil.com
+44 (0) 20 7759 1965