CATWALK & PRESENTATION SCHEDULE CRITERIA

  • The applicants should be over three years in business
  • The collections should consist of women’s ready-to-wear or accessories, not bridal wear, children’s wear
  • The applicants should have a minimum of six stockists, including UK and international. For digital, only three stockists are required
  • If the applicants have been in business for less than three years, they should look at applying for NEWGEN support. Information on NEWGEN can be found at www.britishfashioncouncil.com/newgen

DIGITAL SCHEDULE CRITERIA

  • The applicant should be minimum one year in business
  • The collections should consist of women’s ready-to-wear or accessories, not bridal wear, children’s wear
  • Applicants should have a minimum of three stockists, including UK and international
  • If the applicant has been in business for less than three years, they should look at applying for NEWGEN support. Information on NEWGEN can be found at www.britishfashioncouncil.com/newgen
  • The application will be reviewed by an industry panel of experts, including retailers, press, stylists and business leaders

PHASE ONE - APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications for London Fashion Week September 2017 are now open. Click here to apply.
  • Designers are asked to provide two industry-based references; we suggest that a buyer or journalist is a relevant referee
     

PHASE TWO - E-PANEL

  • Once an applicant has completed the online form, it will be reviewed and the candidate will be notified by email whether the application has been accepted
  • Designers successful to phase two will be reviewed by an e-panel of key industry members. Please do not submit samples unless specifically requested to do so
  • Applicants may be asked to submit additional supporting information, which will be considered alongside the application to reach a final decision

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • An e-panel of at least 11 judges is selected each season which includes key opinion formers, media, buyers and representatives from the BFC
  • The panel acts in an advisory capacity only. There may be certain cases where the BFC feels a particular applicant may or may not be suitable for London Fashion Week, and the BFC reserves final say.​​

EVENTS SCHEDULE CRITERIA​

  • Events organised by BFC Patrons, sponsors, LFW/LCM designers, showroom designers and press affiliates will be listed
  • Events by any other businesses, brands and press will be internally reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • An event will not be listed if it conflicts with the show schedule
  • Off-Schedule presentations will not be listed on the Events Schedule