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BFC dedicates LFW February 2023 to Vivienne Westwood and her legacy

Tom Shearsmith
14 February 2023

The British Fashion Council has confirmed that London Fashion Week February 2023 will be dedicated to the memory and legacy of the late Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Running from Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 February 2023, as a digital physical hybrid, the event brings together a line-up of 127 brands, with 104 physical activations and 41 digital activations taking place on schedule.

The BFC said in a statement: "LFW February 2023 is dedicated to the late Vivienne Westwood and her incredible legacy. Her work not only changed the fashion industry, giving birth to and defining punk, but it also drove positive change globally".

Highlights for the event include British luxury brand Burberry under the new creative direction of Daniel Lee, as well as Christopher Kane, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard, Roksanda and Simone Rocha.

Returning to the schedule this season are Natasha Zinko and Tata Naka, and emerging designers including Dilara Findikoglu, KWK by KAY KWOK, Sinead Gorey and Talia Byre.

In addition, the British Fashion Council will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its BFC NEWGEN showcasing initiative, spotlighting London’s "unique position as a global leader in nurturing creative talent".

The BFC NEWGEN Show Space will return to The Old Selfridges Hotel, with designers including Ahluwalia, ANCUȚA SARCA, ASAI, Chet Lo, Conner Ives, DI PETSA, EFTYCHIA, FEBEN, HARRI, HELEN KIRKUM, LABRUM London, Leo Carlton, Nensi Dojaka, Paolo Carzana, ROBYN LYNCH, ROKER, S.S.DALEY, SAUL NASH, Sinéad O'Dwyer, and Yuhan Wang.

Also returning this season is City Wide Celebration, a programme of events and activations open to the public over London Fashion Week. The programme consists of parties, new collection previews, intimate designer Q&As, exclusive fashion week menus, promotions, complimentary gifts and workshops from over 450 brands across London.

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