This season, London Fashion Week will see more menswear. The British Fashion Council announced a new menswear initiative that will showcase thirteen menswear design talents in London on Wednesday 25th February 2009. This has grown out of the success of Man, a joint partnership between Topman1 and Fashion East2, which for the past eight seasons has presented British menswear design talent during London Fashion Week. Man will be first on the catwalk, at 2pm, in the BFC Tent in the grounds of the Natural History Museum.
Man has been actively involved in raising the profile of new British menswear designers to an international audience. In recognition of
this success, Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy and Topman have, with the
support from the British Fashion Council and the London Development
Agency, curated London Fashion Week's first dedicated menswear
Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented:
"We are delighted to support this exciting initiative showcasing
menswear talent at London Fashion Week."
The showcase will take place over the afternoon of the 25th of
February 2009, with Man first on the catwalk, at 2pm, in the grounds
of the Natural History Museum. On show will be British designer
Carolyn Massey, new directional knitwear label Sibling, Royal Collage
of Art MA Menswear/Accessories graduate James Long, and minimal avant
garde label SOAR to name a few.
Image: Sibling Collection Two