This February, London Fashion Week returns to showcase some of the most creative and innovative fashion designers in the world and ignites a city-wide celebration of the creative industries. London Fashion Week celebrates the intersection of fashion, music, art, design and tech with London, one of the most multicultural, vibrant and diverse cities, as a backdrop. London Fashion Week encourages designer businesses, global brands and creative institutions to celebrate and encourage the public to get involved and celebrate the creative industries. From exhibitions to in-store activation, digital engagement and events throughout the month of February, all the below activities and events are open to the public.
London Fashion Week Festival Saturday 16th Feb – Sunday 17th Feb 2019 The Store X, 180 Strand, London WC2R 1EA
London Fashion Week Festival presents London Fashion Week: Insiders jam-packed schedule will take place over two days during LFW on the 16th and 17th of February at The Store X, 180 Strand. There will be seenow, buy-now catwalk shows, industry talks, retail space and consumer experiences. The BFC are delighted to be working with BBC Earth and ‘No Frills’ sustainable fashion designer Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl in a partnership to discuss Positive Fashion. In the first event of its kind, this collaboration brings together the global reach of the BBC, the pioneering sustainability strategy of Mother of Pearl and the fashion influence of the BFC to host a talk series on Saturday the 16th of February. The focus of the talks will be centred on the impact the fashion industry has on the planet while highlighting the positive tangible opportunity for sustainable fashion choices and mindful consumer behaviour. The event will be filmed by BBC Earth and content will be published across digital and social platforms ensuring global consumer reach across the BBC and BFC communities. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Artfully Walls x Anthropologie Pop-up 31st February – 3rd March 2019
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Homeware emporium Anthropologie has launched their latest exhibition at the Kings Road Gallery. A collaboration with Artfully Walls (a curated online shopping destination), the exhibition aims to connect quality, affordable pieces with art lovers. The portfolio of artists has been handpicked by the Anthropologie team: all prints sold are museum quality fine-art prints made with archival inks and premium paper, canvas, resulting in vivid and stunning pieces. Artists on show include Charlotte Ager, Charlotte Taylor, Francesca Iannaccone, Laura Gee and Rosie Harbottle.
Another Space London w/c 18th February 2019
4-10 Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP
Another_Space are hosting a post London Fashion Week themed cycle class. Follow @another_spacelondon to book a bike. For more information please click here.
Anya Hindmarch – ‘Weave Project’ Installation 16th February – 19th February 2019
Brewer Street Car Park, 32 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0LA
Dubbed the “Weave Project,” the four-day event will centre around an art installation — a giant and interactive neon-blue, hand-netted tube housed in the top floor of Brewer Street Car Park in London’s Soho — created by artist collective Numen/For Use to coincide with the global relaunch of the woven Neeson bag for Spring/Summer 2019. In addition to the installation, there will also be a themed Weave Project café and a pop-up shop stocking the Neeson collection and special edition merch, while bags can be personalised on-site by crafts people who specialise in weaving. Tickets available here.
Bill Viola/Michelangelo 26th January 2019 – 31st March 2019
Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
15 exquisite drawings by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo are shown alongside video installations by contemporary artist Bill Viola in a major Royal Academy exhibition. Juxtaposing Viola and his ancient forebear, for the first time, The Royal Academy explores the unexpected affinities between the two artists.
Celebrating China: A Pop-up Boutique by Susie Bubble
29th January 2019 – 17th February 2019 Bicester Village, Pingle Dr, Bicester OX26 6WD
The event ‚Celebrating China‘ includes a pop-up boutique curated by fashion influencer Susie Bubble which includes a slew of rising stars, allowing consumers to shop alternative brands including Ryan Lo, Mukzin, I Am Chen, Marie Yat, Xu Zhi and Matter Matter. For more information please click here.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams 2nd February 2019 – 14th July 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum, Sainsbury’s Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with
Date Night or Mate Night with Moët & Chandon by Selfridges
8th and 13th February 2019
The Fount Bar on G, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Whoever you’re celebrating with, join us at The Fount Bar to enjoy an exclusive Rose Champagne tasting with Moët & Chandon brand ambassador, Marion Baudet and Ethan Boroian, UK Champagne Ambassador. Plus, enjoy a delicious food pairing board, designed to accompany your Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.You’ll be schooled in the art of bubbly and be presented with a personalised mini bottle of Moët to take away. We’ll toast to that. More information and ticket purchase available here.
David Bailey – The Sixties
14th February – 30th March 2019
Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE
Gagosian is pleased to present selected photographs by David Bailey. Bailey’s bold and iconoclastic style has made him one of the world’s most renowned living portraitphotographers, and earned him as much fame as his stellar subjects. Discarding the rigid rules of a previous generation of portrait and fashion photographers, he channelled and immortalised the energies of London in the 1960s and beyond. For more information please click here.
Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace
24th February 2017 – 17th February 2019
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
To celebrate the success of the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition, outfits from some of Diana’s most iconic moments have been added to the display for 2018. In this elegant exhibition at Diana’s former London home, her relationship with her favourite designers will be explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process. For more information please click here.