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Incoming! Raf Simons To Make His SS23 Debut At London Fashion Week

For the first time, the label of Belgium iconoclast Raf Simons will take to the runway of LFW.

For the first time, the label of Belgium iconoclast Raf Simons will take to the runway of LFW.

On September 16th at 8 pm, the iconoclastic visionary, Raf Simons, announced he would take to the runway of London Fashion Week for the debut of his latest archetypal Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear and Menswear Collection.

“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,” says Raf Simons.

Through his bold emergence into the fashion world around 1995, Simons has long been regarded for his love of both rebellious youth subcultures and traditional menswear, executing a radically different image of masculinity. At the core of every collection and “his universe” are his attitudes, moods, and statements communicating individuality and independence. Simons was creative director at Jil Sander (2005-2012), Christian Dior (2012-2015), and Calvin Klein (2016-2018). As of April 1st, 2020, he signed on as the co-creative director of Prada in partnership with Miuccia Prada.

Simon’s “for confident outsiders” approach has been sanctioned as a source of inspiration for artists such as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Future, ASAP Rocky, Drake, and Kanye West who in an interview cited Simons as the primary influence for his Yeezy Season 1 collection. In 2017, the popular rap group, A$AP MOB, released a song entitled “RAF,” featuring Quavo, Playboi Carti, Lil

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Burberry returns to London Fashion Week schedule

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released the provisional schedule for London Fashion Week in September, including Burberry, which returns after a short hiatus, and Raf Simons, who will be making his LFW debut.

London Fashion Week will take place from September 16 to 20 and has confirmed more than 100 designers on its provisional hybrid digital-physical schedule for spring/summer 2023.

Burberry takes centre stage with a physical catwalk show on Saturday, September 17, while Raf Simons will host a catwalk show to present his spring/summer 2023 collection on Friday, September 16 at 8pm.

Other highlights include collection launches from established brands Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, JW Anderson, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo, Roksanda and Simone Rocha. The schedule also includes this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Richard Quinn and BFC Fashion Trust recipients Completedworks, Richard Malone, Supriya Lele and Tove.

BFC releases provisional LFW schedule including Burberry and Raf Simons

Other participating designers include 16Arlington, Chopova Lowena, Daniel w. Fletcher, Edward Crutchley, Fashion East, Halpern and Knwls.

The September event will also see the BFC NewGen show space returning to The Old Selfridges Hotel with participating designers Ancuta Sarca, Asai, Bethany Williams, Chet Lo, Di Petsa, Eftychia, Feben, Harri, Helen Kirkum, Leo Carlton, Masha Popova, Nensi Dojaka, Paolo Carzana, S.S Daley, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Stefan Cooke and Yuhan Wang.

The final London Fashion Week schedule is expected to be released in mid-August.

The BFC also confirmed that this season would see a return of its city-wide celebration, a curated programme of unique experiences and activations open to the public over LFW. The activity will be spearheaded by “inclusivity and consciousness,” to move the fashion conversation forward through industry-wide participation and partnerships. A full schedule of activities will be announced later in the summer.

The announcement follows the news that

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Everything You Need To Know About SS23

London Fashion Week will be back in September for the Spring/Summer shows, running from September 16 to 20. More than 100 designers have been confirmed on the provisional hybrid digital-physical schedule, released by the British Fashion Council.

The upcoming instalment marks Burberry’s return to the LFW calendar, after a digital-only hiatus, and Raf Simons, who has previously shown his collections in Paris and New York, will make his LFW debut too.

As for the BFC NewGen show space, it will return to The Old Selfridges Hotel – the same location that hosted the biggest real-life shows at last year’s spring offering. Back then, more than half of collections were presented digitally due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to physical shows being more prevalent this time around, the return of the BFC’s city-wide celebration – a curated programme of events focused on ‘inclusivity and consciousness’ – is just one of the reasons LFW will be extra special this year (there’s more on this below).

Here’s everything you need to know about London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 23:

Which designers will be showing collections at the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 shows?

The provisional schedule for LFW SS23 has revealed that brands such as Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, JW Anderson, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha will be debuting their collections for the season.

They will be joined by the likes of Burberry, Raf Simons, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo and Roksanda.

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Fashion Fund winner Richard Quinn is set to return to the LFW calendar, as well as Fashion Trust recipients Completedworks, Richard Malone, Supriya Lele and Tove.

Raf Simons will present his collection physically, and shows including Molly Goddard, Burberry, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Erdem and Roksanda will also be held in real life.

A final LFW

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Women’s fashion week SS23: what to expect

Women’s fashion week S/S 2023: what to expect

From New York to Paris, everything we know about the upcoming S/S 2023 womenswear season so far

Designer debuts, city swaps, runway returns – this September, women’s fashion month is back in what’s already primed to be a standout season of shows. As ever, from New York to Paris, expect an eclectic mix of the world’s best-known houses and a rising creative vanguard, together defining the S/S 2023 season ahead. Here, in an ongoing report, discover everything Wallpaper* knows about the womenswear schedule so far. 

Women’s fashion week S/S 2023: all you need to know

New York Fashion Week
9 – 14 September 2022

While recent seasons have seen New York Fashion Week run with a largely depleted schedule, this September sees something of a revival for fashion month’s American stopover – halting any talk of its demise. Notably, the week has attracted two blockbuster international guests, Francesco Risso’s Marni – showing in the city as part of a ‘world tour’ for the Italian label – and Fendi, who will hold a celebration of its seminal ‘Baguette’ handbag (the house, currently helmed by womenswear creative director Kim Jones, will also continue to show its S/S 2023 collection in Milan). Elsewhere, a new vanguard of home-grown American talent brings fresh creative energy to the city, among them Peter Do (nominated for both the Woolmark and ANDAM Prize this year), Area, Puppets & Puppets, Judy Turner and Luar, while New York City stalwarts Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Coach, Gabriela Hearst, Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler will all make their return to the runway, the latter opening the week on the first Friday. 

London Fashion Week
16 – 20 September 2022

London Fashion Week also looks set to return with new energy; in a surprise

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Raf Simons and Burberry join London Fashion Week lineup

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London Fashion Week has unveiled its strongest September lineup since before the pandemic, including a debut from Raf Simons and the return of power players Burberry and JW Anderson, the LVMH-backed namesake label of the designer who also oversees Loewe.

Emerging brands Chopova Lowena and Di Petsa — who do not usually show at fashion week — will also join the LFW schedule this season, alongside returning regulars such as Richard Quinn, Erdem, Rejina Pyo and Simone Rocha, according to the provisional schedule released today by the British Fashion Council (BFC), taking place from Friday 16 to Tuesday 20 September.

It marks a turning point for London Fashion Week, which while known for its creativity and supporting emerging talent through programmes such as BFC’s Newgen programme and Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East, has recently struggled to attract big names, with JW Anderson and Victoria Beckham in Paris, and Alexander McQueen off-schedule in New York. “The lockdowns made it almost impossible for people to travel to London during Covid,” says Sarah Mower, Vogue chief critic and the BFC’s ambassador for emerging talent. “It’s been trendy to show wherever and whenever, and on different platforms.”

Burberry, the UK’s biggest luxury brand, has been particularly missed because of its ability to attract fashion’s key international editors and buyers. In March, the brand staged its first physical catwalk since before the pandemic in London, but chose to do it two weeks after LFW aligned with the Bafta and film awards season. At the time, Fashion East’s Kennedy told Vogue Business it was a “pity” because Burberry’s presence on the LFW schedule creates a “knock-on of positives” for emerging designers.

The addition of Prada co-creative director Simons, who normally shows his namesake label in

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