Bye Bye, Big Apple! Fashion Week Heads to London
Posted Friday February 15, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
All good things must come to an end, and Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week has wrapped up to head across the pond.
The world’s most accomplished designers will begin showing off their wares at London Fashion Week which begins Today (February 15), and there’s even a few newbies looking to make a name for themselves.
Industry honcho Christopher Kane will escort Salma Hayek’s billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault and Donatella Versace to Tom Ford’s presentation on Monday.
Kane told WWD, “I am very excited about the show. Our new relationship with PPR gives us a huge opportunity to take what we do to a much bigger global audience from London. With their help we are looking forward to an incredibly exciting future.”
Meanwhile Net-a-Porter chair Natalie Massenet has high hopes for the English capital locale. “There is no better fashion capital in the world when it comes to consistent creativity. London offers designers who show here a halo of creativity, flair and the very best new ideas.”
“The British fashion industry operates 365 days a year across the world, and we intend to capitalize on its creativity. We are at a crucial tipping point thanks to a perfect storm of talent working both here and abroad. This talent has consistently been the calling card of British designers, and with the unprecedented reach to a global consumer — thanks to the Internet — this is driving demand, and therefore sales, globally for both British designer brands and for the global labels of which they are at the helm.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron is also excited about the festivities. He previously shared, “Fashion is not just some sort of accessory, you’re not an add-on. You have my 100 percent support, so just go for it!”