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London Fashion Week prepares for 25th birthday

London Fashion Week will celebrate its 25th birthday when it opens tomorrow.

The British Fashion Council, which organises London Fashion Week, said it expected more than 5,000 visitors to attend the five-day long event, which will include 51 catwalk shows taking and LFW’s first menswear shows, which will close the event.

The Exhibition, which is sited in the tents outside The Natural History Museum in the capital, will feature more than 170 ready-to-wear and accessory designers.

Catwalk shows include John Rocha, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Nicole Farhi, along with new generation designers such as Danielle Scutt and House of Holland. Fashion Forward designers featured include Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab. Twenty8Twelve, will also make its catwalk debut during the event. To see the full schedule go to London Fashion Week.

The British Fashion Council is celebrating 25 Years of British Fashion throughout 2009. It aims to develop legacy projects focused on developing designers support and partnership celebrations with designers, galleries, media and fashion creators.

Drapers is also planning a special look at British fashion. Is your business celebrating a milestone birthday this year? If so we want to hear from you.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Its not my business but John Smedley are celebrating 225 years which im sure will take some beating!!

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    The UK’s first ever National Clothes Swapping Week (organised by, the Internet’s biggest clothes swapping website) started last Friday - to coincide with London Fashion Week. Fashion fans everywhere are being urged to dig out their unwanted items and list them on for the busiest and most successful week of clothes swapping in history! The founders of hope to show people that you don’t have to travel to a fashion capital like London or Paris or Milan - or even spend a single penny - to be 100% on-trend. Happy swapping xxx

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