London Men’s Fashion Week
For the first time, London is to host its own designated Men’s Fashion Week in June 2012. Organised and supported by the British Fashion Council (BFC), London Collections: Men will run from June 15-17 2012, and will include runway shows and presentations by a number of London-based menswear designers.
Previously, London’s menswear day has been held at the end of the bi-annual womenswear fashion weeks in February and September. But as the day clashes with the start of Milan Fashion Week, it has never received the full exposure the BFC believes it deserves. The new event will allow brands such as J.W. Anderson, Oliver Spencer, Rake, Topman and Gieves & Hawkes maximum attendance from international press and buyers.
Headed up by Dylan Jones, editor of men’s magazine British GQ, the London Collections: Men committee includes: American fashion designer Tom Ford, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, Jeremy Langmead, head of menswear fashion e-tailer Mr Porter, and Tim Blanks, editor-at-large for Style.com. The event will fall immediately before the Milan and Paris Men’s Fashion Weeks, kicking off the new menswear season.