Changes expected to British Fashion Council exhibition

As the launch of the British Fashion Council’s annual exhibition draws closer, the organisation has announced that it had made some changes to the previous format – reducing the amount of space available for exhibitors and changing the focus from promoting new and established names in British fashion to a more themed collection of objects and designs.

Over 100 designers and labels have been invited to exhibit their autumn and winter creations for the 2012/13 season at the event which opens in late-February. The CEO of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush, believes the changes will improve the event and bring more focus to the layout of the exhibition itself, while still playing its main role of promoting young British fashion designers.

Attended by buyers from all the major fashion houses, as well as journalists and photographers from around the world, the BFC exhibition features several new names in British design, including Lucas Nascimento and Huishan Zhang from NEWGEN. And a few lucky members of the public will be able to attend the BFC events at London Fashion Weekend after the organisation launched a competition.

Entrants need to collect stamps from 20 different London venues famous for their links to fashion and culture to be in with a chance of winning the weekend tickets, which include front row seats to catwalk shows, the services of a personal stylist, free drinks and snacks and £250. A map showing all the venues can be downloaded from the BFC website.