|London Fashion Week: September 16th - 21st|
Where: London, UK
When: September 16-21
Official sponsor: Canon
Highlight: Tom Ford making his debutat London Fashion Week is an eventnot to be missed
Who to watch: Alice Lee
London Fashion Week puts British designfirmly on the map, and this year one ofthe most exciting prospects is Tom Ford’s presentation of his newest collection. The designer has previously held intimate affairsto reveal his collections, but this is the first time he will be included in the official London Fashion Week schedule.
With Tom Ford making such a bold statement other designers such as Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders and Giles Deacon, who previously showcased in New York and Paris, are following suit and returning to the UK capital. On the contrary, this will be the first time following 60 successive shows that Betty Jackson will not be showcasing in Britain.
The Betty Jackson label has been a steady presence over three tumultuous decades in British fashion; while other brands have been sold, gone bankrupt or jumped ship to fashion weeks abroad, Jackson has stuck to her roots and supported the British cause.
Fortunately, Jackson has confirmed that she is not retiring just taking a well-earned gap year from the London catwalk.