Beginning today on a virtual platform, London Fashion Week features reputed national and international designers such as Turkey's Bora Aksu, Britain's Molly Goddard and Ireland's Simone Rocha. In all, 94 designers will participate in the show concluding on Tuesday. The show will broadcast video highlights of their collections showcasing menswear, womenswear or mixed fashions.
On Monday, British brand Burberry will present its menswear Autumn/Winter collection for 2021, designed by Italian creative director Riccardo Tisci. Former Spice Girl and designer Victoria Beckham will presented her creations a few days before London Fashion Week. Her collection, which mixes the seasons, aims to be optimistic but realistic.
Employs more than 890,000 people, the UK fashion sector has been hit by Brexit and the end of free movement between the EU and the island nation. In early February, hundreds of fashion figures, -- including top former models like Twiggy and Yasmin Le Bon -- signed an open letter, coordinated by the industry forum Fashion Roundtable, warning the sector risked being decimated because of Brexit.
To increase the visibility of young talent in the pandemic, the British Fashion Council has partnered with the social media giant TikTok. The organization has also collaborated with Clearpay to allow customers to "buy now pay later" to boost sales.