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Giles to return to LFW as line-up announced

Giles Deacon will return to London Fashion Week in September.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) confirmed the British designer’s return to the London catwalks as it announced the official schedule for London Fashion Week, which will run from September 17 to 22.

Newcomers to the London catwalks include Swedish fashion house Acne and spring 11 NEWGEN designers Michael Van Der Ham, David Koma and Holly Fulton.

Deacon will make his return following two seasons in Paris. He will join designers Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi and Jonathan Saunders on the capital’s fashion stage.

“Giles is a quintessential London label and I am extremely happy to be showing in London after two successful seasons in Paris”

Designer Giles Deacon on his return to London Fashion Week

Deacon, who launched his eponymous Giles label at London Fashion Week in 2003 following a masters from Central Saint Martins and experience from luxury brands including Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, said: “Giles is a quintessential London label and I am extremely happy to be showing in London after two successful seasons in Paris”.

Acne creative director Jonny Johansson said: “For me London has a great energy and momentum at the moment. I love the English way of clashing heritage and contemporary.”

Other designers showing under the NEWGEN umbrella, sponsored by Topshop, include Peter Pilotto; while Louise Gray and Craig Lawrence will both show their collections on the presentation schedule.

NEWGEN Men designers James Long, Christopher Shannon and J.W. Anderson will once again show on-schedule, alongside a catwalk debut from the cutting-edge tailor to some of the world’s biggest stars Ozwald Boateng.

Raw, emerging design talent juxtaposed with innovative yet popular tailoring from Savile Row designers, such as Boateng demonstrates the evolution of the breadth and calibre of talent showcased during LFW’s Menswear Day, said the BFC.

Louise Goldin, 2010 Fashion Forward winner supported by Coutts & Co will host a digital presentation and event showcasing her S/S collection.

Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC said: “London Fashion Week is renowned for its diversity and breadth of talent; our established, iconic brands shown alongside our brightest emerging stars in an extraordinary showcase of talent season on season.”

The London Fashion Week provisional schedule click here

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