London Fashion Week September 2018 Facts And Figures
12 September 2018
The 68th edition of London Fashion Week welcomes a packed schedule of the world’s most creative and innovative names in the fashion industry. The London Fashion Week platform continues to evolve, expanding the breadth of its international reach and welcoming some of the most exciting brands; with a packed schedule featuring over 80 designer names on the official catwalk and presentation schedule and over 100 brands showcasing in the Designer Showrooms, the event will welcome guests from over 50 countries from all five continents.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) announces new industry statistics post commissioning a new Value of Fashion report, which includes new data on the British fashion industry.
1. The fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 ($41.8billion)
2. This represents a 5.4% increase after 2016; a growth rate 1.6% higher than the rest of the economy
3. Fashion remains a major UK employer with 890,000 jobs supported across the industry; a 1.8% growth compared to 2016
4. New UK employment figures rank fashion as almost as large as the financial sector
The London Fashion Week catwalk schedule, Designer Showrooms and DiscoveryLAB at The Store X, 180 Strand feature the very best of emerging and established names within the creative industries from fashion to music, art and design. London Fashion Week is a five-day event running from Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th September 2018 and features 80 on-schedule designers; 54 of them hosting catwalk shows, 26 presentations and more than 20 events.
Over 100 designers will be showing their latest collections in the Designer Showrooms, the carefully curated exhibition of London Fashion Week. A curated area by the duo behind &FINALLY an online accessories platform, will bring a new dimension to the Designer Showrooms this season, creating space for more voices and new, exciting talent.