Roberto Cavalli, he of tight animal print pants and taxation controversy, is seen here making his trademark flamboyant impact on London Fashion Week. The old geezer and leopard-print maestro always deserves a butchers even if it’s just for a laugh. Nice one Bobby!
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week designers who are showing on its first day, Friday September 16th, will not be happy the Marc Jacobs show has been pushed back in New York. The designer is set to close the week, showing on Thursday evening, instead of his usual Monday evening time slot.
While delaying the show “will allow Jacobs and his staff to make up for time lost this past weekend when the entire design and sample room staffs were scheduled to work before Hurricane Irene intervened,” WWD wrote. However for London Fashion Week designers on schedule it means key press and buyers will not be attending their shows on Friday, due to commitments to see Marc Jacobs, an important advertiser and selling brand.
Having Marc show so late on Thursday will complicate the plans of those flying to London that afternoon for LFW.
BURBERRY TO LIVE STREAM ITS LONDON FASHION WEEK SHOW AT PICCADILLY CIRCUS AS PART OF 40 GLOBAL EVENTS AND TO OVER 150 COUNTRIES
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Burberry show to our widest audience yet in an immersive, interactive and entertaining experience. We have always used digital communication to deepen our connection with the customer and allow people all over the world to experience Burberry no matter where they are. Whether you are at home online, watching in Piccadilly Circus, using a mobile device or in our store in Beijing everyone will be able to feel the energy and attitude of the brand and the excitement of the show.”
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
Burberry will be streaming its Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2011 show from a new venue in London’s Royal Park of Kensington Gardens to over 150 countries online and at 40 live events
The 40th venue, London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus, will stream the show live onto the famous 32 metre digital screen which is viewed by an estimated 1.2 million people every week – a first for any brand
As part of the 40 live events, the show will be streamed globally in Burberry flagship stores from Boston to Beijing, creating ‘buy from the runway’ in-store virtual trunk show events across 4 continents
The show can be viewed online at Burberry.com as well as on news, fashion, music partner sites and streamed on the iPhone and iPad
Viewers anywhere in the world are invited to buy the runway collection immediately after the show for one week, bringing the collection to consumers globally in 7 weeks
Using iTunes technology, viewers can download the music from the show through the on demand service
The Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn Winter 2011 show will take place on Monday 21 February at 4PM
The British Fashion Council, organizers of London Fashion Week announced today the tentative London Fashion Week schedule for the Spring 2011 season slated on September 2010.
The schedule reveals newcomers, Swedish fashion design house Acne and SS11 NEWGEN designers Michael Van Der Ham, David Koma and Holly Fulton, all making their on schedule debuts.
Giles has confirmed he too will show in London marking a return following two seasons in Paris. Designers also confirmed to show on schedule for a third consecutive season include Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi and Jonathan Saunders.
London’s schedule is known for its breadth of talent from iconic British designer brands such as Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Betty Jackson to world-class emerging designer businesses such as Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab and Richard Nicoll.
FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
9.00 Paul Costelloe BFC Show Space
10.15 Maria Grachvogel BFC Show Space
1000-1900 Orla Kiely Portico Rooms
11.30 Jean-Pierre Braganza On/Off
12.30 Caroline Charles BFC Show Space
13.30 Bora Aksu On/Off
14.30 Jena Theo BFC Show Space
15.45 Aminaka Wilmont tbc
16.45 Felder.Felder BFC Show Space
16.45 Hannah Marshall BFC Show Space
17.45 Sass & Bide tbc
1830-2030 Eley Kishimoto tbc
19.00 tbc tbc
20.30 PPQ BFC Show Space
SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
9.00 DAKS BFC Show Space
09.00-1200 Craig Lawrence ** Portico Rooms
10.00 Louise Gray On/Off
11.00 Basso & Brooke BFC Show Space
12.15 Emilio de la Morena WC2
13.15 Osman BFC Show Space
Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts last night hosted an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week and the recent opening of the new Burberry Global Headquarters in London.
The event at the Horseferry House headquarters was attended by over 1500 guests including Emma Watson, Liv Tyler, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, Maggie Cheung, Na Young Lee, Johnny Borrell, Donna Air, Jamie Campbell Bower, Julia Restion Roitfeld, Jaquetta Wheeler, Tamsin Egerton, David Walliams, Jamila Jamil, Laura Bailey, Ben Grimes, Jasmine Guiness, Twiggy, Nick Rhodes, and Harvey Weinstein.
Music on the evening was provided by British band The Kooks who played a live set as well as British model Agyness Deyn and British TV presenter Alexa Chung who both DJ’d at the event
The ground floor showrooms at the headquarters were transformed for the event with giant video screens projecting innovations of the Burberry check, catwalk looks, behind the scenes footage of the show preparation as well as live comments from social media sites including Twitter and Facebook.
A state of the art blogging suite was also set up here guests were able to blog directly from the party, posting comments and status updates on the evening’s events.
The Burberry headquarters at Horseferry House were designed by Christopher Bailey and comprise cutting edge show rooms, photo studios, modern contemporary office space and design studios together with the original architectural features of the 1930s building.
The event followed the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2010 womensear show which closed London Fashion Week earlier yesterday evening at the the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Westminster.
The Burberry show was streamed live for the first time directly from the show space in London at live.burberry.com and uniquely online viewers were able to comment in real time on the collection on the site.
From 10AM today, 2 trench coats previewed on yesterday’s catwalk, will be available for pre-order via the Burberry European and US e-commerce sites at burberry.com. The made-to-order trench coats in nude glove suede and nude feathered leather will be available for delivery 3 months ahead of their main arrival in store. Pre-ordering will be open for 3 days, closing on Friday 25 September.
If there’s one thing that the label’s designer, Christopher Bailey, loves as much as a trench coat, it’s his iPhone. Over the next five days, Bailey will be sending us photos that he took with it. Today’s image is of the show space being constructed in front of the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Westminster. “It is such an iconic, great part of London with the Thames, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben,” Bailey says, “and it’s also where we shot our last ad campaign.”
The September 2009 London Fashion Week schedule for catwalk shows is as follows:
Friday 18th September 2009
10:00 Paul Costelloe – BFC/WC2
10:30 Headonism – BFC/WC2
11:30 Caroline Charles – BFC/WC2
13:45 Eun Jeong – BFC/WC2
16:30 Bora Aksu- TBC
18:00 Emilio de la Morena – BFC/WC2
19:15 Sass & Bide – WC1
20:30 Aminaka Wilmont – BFC/WC2
Saturday 19th September 2009
09:30 Mark Fast – TS/NW1
09:30 Mary Katrantzou – TS/NW1
11:00 John Rocha – BFC/WC2
12:00 Margaret Howell – W1
13:15 Kinder Aggugini – BFC/WC2
14:15 Danielle Scutt – TS/NW1
15:15 Osman – BFC/WC2
16:30 Jenny Packman – TBC
16:45 Nathan Jenden – TBC
17:30 Ashish – BFC/WC2
18:45 Charles Anastase – EC1
20.30 PPQ – BFC/WC2
Sunday 20th September 2009
09:00 Betty Jackson – BFC/WC2
10:00 Louise Goldin – TS/NW1
11:00 Nicole Farhi – WC2
12:00 Jasper Conran – BFC/WC2
13:00 Matthew Williamson – SW1
14:00 Eley Kishimoto – BFC/WC2
15:00 Unique – TS/NW1
16:00 Graeme Black – TBC
17:00 Julien Macdonald – SW1
18:00 Vivienne Westwood Red Label – WC1
19:00 Richard Nicoll – TS/NW1
20:00 Issa London – BFC/WC2
Monday 21st September 2009
09:00 Meadham Kirchhoff – TS/NW1
10:00 Luella – WC1
11.00 Marios Schwab – TS/NW1
12:15 Todd Flynn – BFC/WC2
13:15 Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden – WC2
14:30 Christopher Kane – TS/NW1
15:30 Josh Goot – W1
16:45 Jaeger London – BFC/WC2
17:45 House of Holland – EC2
18.45 Paul Smith – W1
19.45 Twenty8Twelve – SW1
20.45 Pringle of Scotland – SW7
Tuesday 22nd September 2009
09:00 Peter Pilotto – W1
10:00 Jeremy Scott – BFC/WC2
11:00 Erdem – SE1
12:15 Roksanda Ilincic – SW1
13:15 Fashion East – WC2
14:15 Jonathan Saunders – SW3
15:30 Nathan Jenden – SW1
16:30 Basso and Brooke – BFC/WC2
17:30 Amanda Wakeley – BFC/WC2
18:30 Burberry Prorsum
Wednesday 23rd September 2009
The provisional catwalk schedule for Menswear Day is:
10.00 James Long, BFC/WC2
10.00 Carolyn Massey, BFC/WC2
11.00 Lou Dalton salon show, The Portico Rooms
12.00-14.00 Fashion East Menswear Installations, East Wing and Vaults
14.00 MAN, BFC/WC2
15.00-17.00 Savile Row Presentations: E Tautz, Richard James, Savile Row
17.00 Wintle, BFC/WC2
18.15 A Child of the Jago, E1
19.30 B Store, BFC/WC2
19.30 Tim Soar, BFC/WC2
Pop Star pain Prince had fashionistas marching to his purple beat at London Fashion Week when he staged a surprise performance at Matthew Williamson’s catwalk show. Prince, who is playing a series of concerts in London, first appeared to be only a front row guest at Williamson’sÂ S/S 2008 collection. Prince, who’s no stranger to extreme fashion, was wearing a black suit and hat, and looking the inimitable star he is.
“He really wanted to do this, and you don’t say ‘No’ to Prince,” Williamson told Reuters TV after the show, his first in London since he left for New York five years ago.