Raf Simons will be showing at London Fashion Week 2022

Today the British Fashion Council released a provisional schedule for the upcoming London Fashion Week, which will take place in mid-September. LFW will see some 110 brands present their Spring/Summer 2023 collections across five days, which will offer both menswear and womenswear.

One announcement bound to get the fashion pack jovial on this dreary Monday is that Raf Simons – who has shown in Paris and New York City in the past – will be coming to the UK and using the platform to present his latest collection. The Belgian designer and co-creative director of Prada will fill the 8pm slot on the first day of LFW on Friday 16 September, and in a statement released today said: “It’s been a dream for a while to show in London – a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style. I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away.”

Simons, who kickstarted his brand in 1995, will join the likes of British designers Erdem, Daniel W Fletcher and SS Daley, who typically always use London Fashion Week to present their collections, as well as Burberry and JW Anderson, the latter of which returns to the city following a stint showing its collections in Paris.

The announcement that Simons, and indeed JW Anderson, are showing in the capital is an exciting one for London’s fashion scene. Not only could you expect the likes of A$AP Rocky, who has long been a Simons fan, to bring his entourage to the show, but it also gives London a larger,

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