London Fashion Week 2024: Dates, events and can I get tickets?

From venues to designers, here’s everything you need to know about this season’s London Fashion Week.
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The biggest names in British fashion will descend on the capital this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of London Fashion week.

The five-day event showcasing the latest looks for autumn/winter 2024 will feature catwalk events and presentations from LFW favourites including Paul Costello, Simone Rocha, Richard Quinn, Roksanda and Molly Goddard.

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New designers to look out for include Chet Lo, who is renowned for his futuristic knitwear, British-Nigerian designer Tolu Coker, whose designs are inspired by identity politics and Helen Kirkum, who creates upcycled trainers.

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

What is London Fashion Week?

London Fashion Week is a biannual 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.

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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.

When is it and what is the schedule?

London Fashion Week 2024 kicks off on Friday February 16 and will run over the weekend finishing up on Tuesday February 20.

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

Who organises it?

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

Can I get tickets?

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

However there are a number of shows being live streamed including Korean designer Sung Ju and Indian-Nigerian designer Priya Ahluwalia.

The British Fashion Council’s London Fashion Week City Wide Celebration will return with events taking place all over the city. Events include designer Q&A sessions, workshops around Zero-Waste Craftsmanship and upcycling and live music performances.

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Some events are free and some are ticketed. The full schedule can be found here.

How can I watch shows online?

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

What designers should I look out for?

Chet Lo

Chet Lo is an Asian American designer and 2020 graduate of Central Saint Martins BA Knitwear course.

Lo’s work brings together his Asian heritage and Western aesthetics creating knitwear inspired by his love of futurism with classic feminine silhouettes.

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Lo’s designs have been worn by Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner, Doja Cat, SZA, Zara Larsson, Micaela Coel, Willow Smith, and many more.

Tolu Coker

Tolu Coker is a young British-Nigerian designer whose designs are inspired by identity politics.

Coker launched her eponymous label in 2018 after graduating from Central Saint Martins with a degree in fashion design and textile print. 

Her unisex designs have a key focus on deconstruction and sustainability and she has built up a celebrity fan base including Rihanna and British actor Thandiwe Newton.

Helen Kirkum

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Helen Kirkum is a London-based artist and designer who uses recycled and dead stock materials to create bespoke sneakers.

London Fashion Week's website says: "She is widely considered a pioneer of the hacked and deconstructed aesthetic within the sneaker industry, and in the vanguard of the sustainable footwear movement. Kirkum graduated from London's Royal College of Art in 2016.

"Through her practice, Kirkum challenges us to rethink the meaning of consumption and the way we interact with the products we own."

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