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Harold Tillman hails LFW for cementing UK’s global standing

This season’s London Fashion Week (LFW) has confirmed the UK’s importance on the global fashion stage, according to British Fashion Council (BFC) chairman Harold Tillman.

Tillman, who also owns Jaeger and Aquascutum, told Drapers that the UK fashion trade could rightly be proud of the profile LFW had gained this season, attracting
more attention internationally than ever before.

He led a delegation, which included high-profile international players such as Tom Ford and Anna Wintour, to Downing Street on Tuesday to celebrate LFW’s success.
“The Prime Minster came down with his children and chatted to everyone - he opened up his house to fashion,” said Tillman.

“People have been saying it is the best LFW yet and, while I think fashion should always be global and supportive, it is fantastic to see little Britain punching well above its weight. For a name like Tom Ford to choose LFW to launch his collection, and for Anna Wintour to be here all week - I am so proud of what the BFC team has achieved in giving Great Britain the opportunity to shine in an international market that gets a lot of publicity,” he added.

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