The British Fashion Council is delighted to announce that luxury footwear and accessories designer, and the 2016 winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, Sophia Webster has been commissioned to design this season’s London Fashion Weekend limited edition tote bag.
Drawing inspiration from beautiful tropical bird feathers, the delicate artwork used on the limited edition tote bag is based on one of Sophia’s signature prints from her spring/summer 2017 collection; which will be shown at London Fashion Week this September. The print created from the spring/summer 2017 collection incorporates the peacock motif which translates perfectly to the canvas tote bag. Sophia will also take part in the first industry talk of London Fashion Weekend, taking place on Thursday 22nd September at 16.30pm.
Sophia recently launched her flagship store on Mount Street in the heart of Mayfair, whilst her collections are also available on her own e-commerce site and other prestigious e-commerce sites such as Net-A-Porter and Matches. Sophia founded her eponymous accessories label in 2012 and in four years has been awarded a number of accolades within the fashion industry including the British Fashion Award for Emerging Accessories Designer 2013. In this time Sophia has earnt herself a series of high profile celebrities as clients and supporters of the brand.
Sophia Webster commented: “I am delighted to be partnering with the British Fashion Council for London Fashion Weekend this season. To celebrate this partnership and exciting time of year in fashion, I have created a limited edition tote that draws inspiration from my spring/summer 2017 collection. I can’t wait to unveil the tote in September!”
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council said: “Sophia’s beautiful designs perfectly capture British creativity and are the perfect match for London Fashion Weekend. It has been great to work with Sophia on the tote bags for this season and I look forward to seeing them being used all over London and further afield!”
The tote bag is included in the Silver, Gold and LUXE ticket packages and a limited number will be available to purchase at the event.
London Fashion Weekend is the ultimate fashion experience, with curated shopping galleries from over 150 international and British brands including French Sole, Goat, Jane Carr, Linda Farrow, Lucy Choi, Maya Magal and Tada & Toy; catwalk shows from London Fashion Week designers including J.JS Lee, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and luxury knitwear designers SIBLING. London Fashion Weekend allows consumers to also experience the atmosphere of London Fashion Week and gain insight into the industry through industry talks and style presentations.
The four day public event opens its doors on Thursday 22nd September until Sunday 26th September at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square on the King’s Road.
Tickets are now available online: For full details visit www.londonfashionweekend.co.uk
Packages include Bronze (from £20), Silver (from £45), Gold (from £60), LUXE (from £130) and LUXE Premium (£200).
The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for London Fashion Weekend September 2016: Official Sponsors, Lavazza Coffee, MAYBELLINE NEW YORK, Sunglass Hut, Swatch, The May Fair Hotel and TONI&GUY. Official Suppliers of London Fashion Weekend September 2016; Canon, Evian and Hoover Ltd.
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