Taking place over the same week as the Queen’s funeral, the designers have had to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances.
London Fashion Week will look very different in a period of mourning
The fashion world has been rocked by the news of the Queen’s death.
Queen Elizabeth II was long a supporter of British fashion, launching the QEII Award for British Design at London Fashion Week (LFW) in 2018 – sitting front row at her first fashion show, and presenting Richard Quinn with the inaugural award.
The period of mourning and the funeral on 19 September comes at a tricky time for the British Fashion Council, which was gearing up for London Fashion Week between 15-20 September.
“We are devastated to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II whose reign will be marked in history as one of empathy, strength and grace. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family as we celebrate The Queen’s life and remember her extraordinary legacy,” says a statement on the London Fashion Week website.