London Fashion Week 2022: When is the famous event, what is the schedule and can I get tickets?

From venues to designers, here’s everything you need to know about this season’s London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week February 2022 is back with a hybrid programme of physical and digital events.

The five-day event will feature catwalk shows, presentations, appointments and events from over 131 designers, including LFW favourites Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn, Roksanda and Simone Rocha and newcomers Banshee of Savile Row, Johan Ku and Kwk by Kay Kwok.

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From venues to designers, here’s everything you need to know about this season’s London Fashion Week.

Some of the designers appearing at London Fashion Week, pictured from left to right, Simone Rocha, Richard Quinn and Roksanda.

What is London Fashion Week?

London Fashion Week is a bi-annual event organised by the British Fashion Council.

It happens once in February, when autumn/winter collections are shown and once in September when designers showcase their spring/summer collections.

The new seasons are shown early each year to inform the high-street fashion market’s designs and upcoming trends.

London Fashion Week is the second in a series of four, with New York kicking off the season, followed by London, Milan and Paris.

Roksanda models during London Fashion Week. Credit: NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images

When is it and what is the schedule?

London Fashion Week February 2022 kicks off on Friday 18 and will run over the weekend, finishing up on Tuesday February 22.

There are invite-only catwalk events throughout the day and in the evening, as well as city-wide activities which Londoners can attend.

Designer with models walk the runway at London Fashion Week. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for House of iKons

Who organises it?

The British Fashion Council is the not-for-profit organisation that runs London Fashion Week shows and events every year.

Founded in 1983, the collective aims to enable sustainable growth and strengthen British fashion in the global fashion economy.

As well as supporting the British fashion industry, the BFC are also responsible for supporting the next generation of designers. They supervise fashion higher education and apprenticeships in the industry.

Fashionistas gather outside the BFC (British Fashion Council) venue on the Strand on day four of London Fashion Week. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Can I get tickets?

Unfortunately in-person catwalk events at London Fashion Week are invite-only.

However there are a number of shows being live streamed, including Irish design legend Simone Rocha and textile designer Edward Crutchley.

A fashionista sits on the pavement outside the British Fashion Council Show Space during London Fashion Week on September 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images)

The British Fashion Council’s series of “city-wide” celebrations will also return with events taking place all over the city in renowned shopping destinations including Carnaby, Marylebone Village, Seven Dials and Soho.

Events will run alongside the London Fashion Week February 2022 schedule.

How can I watch shows online?

London Fashion Week’s digital programme will be broadcast on the event’s official website.

Models present creations during a catwalk show for the Burberry Spring/Summer 2020 collection on the fourth day of London Fashion Week . Credit: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images

Who is invited?

Buyers, editors and trend forecasters mostly make up the audiences during London Fashion Week, but a number of celebrities will be invited to certain shows to help boost publicity for the designers.

What designers should we look out for?

There are a number of hot new designers making their London Fashion Week debut this season including Gen Z label Poster Girl.

Poster Girl was formed by duo Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville, who met while studying womenswear at Central Saint Martins. Now dressing the likes of Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner and Winnie Harlow, Poster Girl celebrates inner confidence and femininity.

Banshee of Savile Row is an up-and-coming label offering bespoke tailoring for women. Female empowerment is their aim: creating beautiful pieces in traditional cuts, modernised with interesting colours and luxurious fabrics. Co-founder Ruby Slevin describes their pieces as “tailored talismans for women” which “hint at the sacred, the magical and the ageless.”

Other new names to look out for include Mainline:RUS/Fr.CA/DE a London based collective founded by Alexandra Vincent, Karl Felix and Zarina Bekerova, OqLiq, Seokwoon Yoon, Sohuman and U.Mi-1.