More than half of the 78 labels showing at London Fashion Week are UAL alumni, including Jackie Lee who takes the prestigious opening slot with her label J JS Lee kicking off the catwalk schedule on Friday morning.
The four-day fashion fiesta returns to the capital this month, with 20-24 February dedicated to the autumn winter collections coming out of London’s cutting-edge ateliers.
Stealing a march on the official schedule, London College of Fashion host their MA Fashion catwalk show at the Wallace Collection on Thursday evening. Watch the show via the live stream from 7.30pm and catch LCF’s two fashion exhibitions on show across the weekend at Victoria House and the Fashion Space Gallery.
Speaking ahead of the show London College of Fashion head Professor Frances Corner comments: “By separating our MA catwalks it allows us to profile the Womenswear course at a time when the fashion industry’s eyes are on London. The standalone show gives LCF an excellent opportunity to showcase the wealth of exciting, creative and commercially savvy talent that our Graduate school produces.”
To honour the memory of the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE, the largest reunion of Central Saint Martins fashion graduates are gathering on Friday for a special memorial event and the day will close with the Central Saint Martins MA show featuring the collections of the last of her graduates.
Ones to watch this season include Marques’Almeida, Ryan Lo, Faustine Steinmetz and Molly Goddard, recipients of the starmaking NEWGEN sponsorship.
See the full London Fashion Week AW15 schedule
Read Jackie Lee of J JS Lee’s exclusive UAL Edit interview
Find out more about Fashion Photography Next at the Fashion Space Gallery
Find out more about the MA15 exhibition from London College of Fashion
Donate to the Louise Wilson MA Fashion Fund
Read an archive interview with Professor Louise Wilson OBE