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London Fashion Week secures slot from September 2009

The British Fashion Council secured its five day slot on the international catwalk calender from September 2009 at a meeting with the other fashion week organisers yesterday.

It is unclear how long London Fashion Week will be in February.

London Fashion Week’s dateline and length came under threat earlier this month when New York Fashion Week said it planned to push its dates back, squeezing the dates available to London before Milan Fashion Week started.

The BFC has struck a deal with New York which will ensure it still has a five day window for London Fashion Week from September. The BFC said that the other fashion week organisers had agreed to “work closely” with the BFC for February.

BFC chairman Harold Tillman said: “I am delighted that this meeting has brought our fashion capitals closer together. It has highlighted our interdependence, commitment to nurturing talent and our sharing of ideas and goals. We are all united by one aim and one global industry. We recognise and respect each other’s cities strengths and will continue to collaborate to protect and grow our industry.”

Tillman added: “With five days now secured from September 2009 the British Fashion Council looks forward to developing a stronger and more impactful London Fashion Week.”

On Monday night BFC chairman Harold Tillman announced plans to launch the UK’s largest fashion fund.

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