London Fashion Week (LFW) starts this week and more than ever there are ways for the public to get involved from digital engagement to events across the city, all the below activities and events are open to both the public and those who work in the fashion industry. The British Fashion Council (BFC) has recently launched the @LondonFashionWeek Instagram account and will be premiering Live Stories at LFW with industry take overs including Marques’Almeida and LFW Sponsors TONI&GUY. Make sure to follow @LondonFashionWeek on Instagram for updates ahead of and during the event. LFW was the first fashion week to create a digital schedule and this season will once again live stream the catwalk shows on the schedule. Watch them online at londonfashionweek.com/live. For the first time this season Christopher Kane will also be live streaming its show – visit.

The BFC will be taking LFW content nationwide, screening highlights to 20 outdoor screens across Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle. This is made possible thanks to a partnership with Ocean Outdoor.

This season British designers Edeline Lee, J. JS Lee, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and Sibling will present their AW16 collections at London Fashion Weekend, the bi-annual shopping event taking place at the iconic Saatchi Gallery across four days from 22nd – 25th September. The beautiful space offers the perfect backdrop for the BFC to create a fashion destination for visitors to experience the world of the fashion industry. London Fashion Weekend features a bespoke catwalk space,shopping galleries selling independent and internationally recognised brands and a series of talks from experts including designers Sophia Webster and Patrick Grant and fashion editor Lucy Walker, as well as presentations on the digital fashion era and how to get a career in fashion. Model Daisy Lowe is the official ambassador for London Fashion Weekend September 2016.

After Burberry’s catwalk show on Friday 19th September Burberry will be launching a partnership with The New Craftsmen at Makers House located at 1 Manette St in Soho. It will be open to visitors from 21st – 27th September. The space will be home to a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers who will use the space to experiment and create works inspired by Burberry’s collection. The new Burberry womenswear and menswear collections will also be on display and there will be literary readings in partnership with Pin Drop every day at 1pm. On top of that there will be complimentary ticketed events including exclusive in-conversations and live Burberry Acoustic music performances.

Carnaby has announced a host of activity to celebrate LFW from live streaming shows on its big screen to workshops, special experiences and offers in stores as well as free beauty treatments in the Carnaby Pampervan parked up on Ganton Street throughout Fashion Week. Grazia will also be hosting their Live From London issue live from Carnaby Street. For full listings visit: carnaby.co.uk/news-and-events/carnaby-london-fashion-week.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) was set up in 1983 to promote British fashion internationally and co-ordinate this promotion through fashion weeks, exhibitions and showcasing events. The BFC now supports designers beginning at college level and extending to talent identification, business support and showcasing schemes to help British designer businesses develop their profiles and business globally and promote British fashion and its influential role in Britain and London. The BFC Colleges Council offers support to students through its Foundation, BA and MA scholarships, links with industry through design competitions and Graduate Preview Day. Talent identification and business support schemes include the BFC Fashion Film sponsored by River Island; BFC Rock Vault; BFC Headonism; BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund supported by Vertu; BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund; NEWGEN sponsored by TOPSHOP. The British Fashion Council supports Boden’s Future British initiative. Showcasing initiatives and events include London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men’s, LONDON show ROOMS, the BFC Fashion Arts Foundation, International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Weekend and the annual celebration of excellence in the fashion industry: The Fashion Awards.

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