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London Fashion Week (LFW), 14th - 18th February, will open with a schedule of more than 60 catwalk shows and presentations, public shows and a talk series at the official hub The Store X. According to the British Fashion Council, Fashion Week will be city-wide, with 78 brands, 103 stores and 346 events taking place across five days, aimed at opening London Fashion Week to new audiences and communities.
At the Positive Fashion Exhibition, fashion brands will exhibit work that meets one of three “pillars of Positive Fashion”: Environment, People, Craftsmanship & Community. The exhibition will host #FashionOurFuture, an interactive photo booth dedicated to the social media movement to slow down fashions' footprint, set up by Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl and a Swap Shop by Patrick McDowell with Global Fashion Exchange, where guests can bring a used item of clothing from their wardrobe to exchange.
In the DiscoveryLAB, an experiential zone that spans the intersection of fashion, art and technology, shows include DI PETSA, LUEDER and Katie Ann McGuigan as well NEWGEN ONE TO WATCH: EFTYCHIA, Fashion Revolution DiscoMAKE, a collaborative event of fashion, music and workshops, BRICKS Talks 'Rise Together Issue' and Aro Archive presents Yohji Yamamoto 1983 – 2016.
Image: Yohji Yamamoto courtesy of Aro Archive.
Whitechapel Gallery partners with LFW and artist and designer Osman Yousefzada to present a screening of his art film ‘Her Dreams Are Bigger’. Commissioned by Ikon Gallery ‘Her Dreams Are Bigger’ shines a light on the realities of fast fashion and global concepts of beauty. The film was made possible by the support from eco age and Livia Firth. Artist Osman Yousefzada and journalist, writer and BBC reporter, Lucy Siegle will present a panel discussion during the exhibition.
Extinction Rebellion is planning an action at 180 Strand on 15th February calling for the fashion industry to use its power of persuasion to tackle the climate and ecological crisis in a meaningful and just way. The day will start with a swarm, followed by creative actions, music, block printing, speeches and family activities.