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London Fashion Week 2016 Goes Live

London Fashion Week has kicked off with more events and activities taking place all across London, for the fashion industry and public alike.

London Fashion Week has kicked off with more events and activities taking place all across London, for the fashion industry and public alike.

The UK’s fashion industry is one of the country’s greatest success stories, contributing £28billion to Britain’s economy and supporting nearly 900,000 jobs. This becomes even more evident during London Fashion Week; a global showcase which welcomes guests from over 58 countries, promotes designer brands to an international audience of trade and consumers, and generates orders of over £100million each season.

Last night Prime Minister Theresa May, and Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Dame Natalie Massenet welcomed representatives from across the British Fashion Industry to a reception at 10 Downing Street last night, highlighting their importance on the international business scene.
 
The Prime Minister welcomed apprentices from some of Britain’s leading fashion businesses including Charlotte Olympia, John Smedley, Private White VC and RA Smart Holdings, as well as British Fashion Council scholarship recipients and graduate trainees from the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins. She showed the Government’s commitment to support apprentices – in the fashion industry and beyond – in going as far as their talents can take them, whatever their backgrounds.

The first designers to present their new collection on the catwalk this morning, have been Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones, of London-based brand Teatum Jones, a label that has become recognised for its modern, polished and bold aesthetic. Their new collection has been presented at BFC Show Space; an explosion of delicate prints, lines, pastel colours and transparencies. Men and women have been equipped with backpacks, colourful raincoats and jackets, perfect for the British Spring and Summer.

Six other brands are also showing their new collections today: Eudon Choi, Bora Aksu, Ryan LO, DAKS, PPQ, with Ashley Williams closing the day’s shows. You can now watch the catwalks’ live stream at: londonfashionweek.com. For the first time this season Christopher Kane will also be live-streaming its show – visit ChristopherKane.com to subscribe for first access.

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.