British Queen celebrates


The British Fashion Council has unveiled an innovative approach for the upcoming London Fashion Week in June, aiming to spark a cultural phenomenon. Set to take place from

June 7th to 10th, the event will feature a blend of exhibitions, panel discussions, cultural happenings, and runway shows, with a special focus on menswear.

Kicking off the festivities will be a unique event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The British Fashion Council, in collaboration with three guest curators, will delve into various cultural themes, including Black culture centered around self-love, South Asian culture highlighting pattern, textile, and craftsmanship, and queer culture, with a special emphasis on emerging voices from the transgender community.

To commemorate the event's anniversary, the BFC has curated a "40 for 40" program, showcasing activations by leading British brands and designers. This program will encompass shows, presentations, and other events, with further details to be disclosed closer to the event date.

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive Officer of the BFC, expressed, "The new format is a direct response to ongoing conversations with the BFC community, including designers, media, UK and international retailers. We aim to meet the business needs of our designers and provide them with a global platform that is relevant and advantageous." Notable sponsors include French beer brand 1664 Blanc and Diet Coke.

London has a rich history of menswear shows, with the first London Collections: Men debuting in June 2012. Over the years, it attracted a diverse audience of global buyers and celebrities, showcasing renowned designers like Tom Ford, JW Anderson, Alexander McQueen, and more. However, shifting industry trends, including the rise of co-ed and see-now, buy-now shows, led to its rebranding as London Fashion Week Men's in 2017 before transitioning to its current iteration as London Fashion Week June. Photo by Simon King, Wikimedia commons.