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SPRING/SUMMER 2011 It’s FASHION WEEK again and we love it! This seasons schedule reveals newcomers, Swedish fashion design house

Acne and SS11 NEWGEN designers Michael Van Der Ham, David Koma and Holly Fulton. Giles has confirmed he too will show in London marking a return following two seasons in Paris. Designers also confirmed to show on schedule for a third consecutive season include Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi and Jonathan Saunders. London’s schedule is known for its breadth of talent from iconic British designer

brands such as Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Betty Jackson to world-class emerging designer businesses such as Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab and Richard Nicoll. New this season Acne has developed a cult following in London since its

emergence in 1997 with its award winning denim, leather and signature wearability. Acne’s connection with London has been reinforced recently with the opening of its first UK flagship store on Dover Street in Mayfair. Giles Deacon is one of London’s most successful designers of recent years. He

launched his eponymous Giles label at LFW in 2003 following a masters from Central Saint Martins and a variety of experience from luxury brands including Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. Giles Deacon commented on his return to London “Giles is a quintessential

London label and I am extremely happy to be showing in London after two successful seasons in Paris”. NEWGEN designers David Koma and Holly Fulton will show in a back to back

format in their on-schedule debut whilst Mary Katrantzou and Michael Van Der Ham will host their first stand-alone shows. Other designers showing under the NEWGEN umbrella, sponsored by Topshop, include Peter Pilotto; while Louise Gray and Craig Lawrence will both show their collections on the presentation schedule. NEWGEN MEN designers James Long, Christopher Shannon and J.W. Anderson

will once again show on-schedule, alongside a catwalk debut from the cutting-edge tailor to some of the world’s biggest stars Ozwald Boateng. Raw, emerging design talent juxtaposed with innovative yet popular tailoring from Savile Row designers, such as Boateng demonstrates the evolution of the breadth and calibre of talent showcased during LFW’s Menswear. CEO of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush, commented “London Fashion

Week is renowned for its diversity and breadth of talent; our established, iconic brands show alongside our brightest emerging stars in an extraordinary showcase of talent season on season.”


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