London Fashion Week has announced a joint venture with Designers & Agents, the alternative trade event in New York City and Los Angeles.

D&A will organise and present a showcase of ready-to-wear and accessories collections at the upcoming London Fashion Week, running 18-22 September.

London Fashion Week is organised by the British Fashion Council and is the first stop on the European leg of the Ready-to-Wear collections circuit. Alongside this high-profile event, which features catwalks shows from Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane and Emporio Armani, it will feature over 170 vendors and draws the cream of the crop of world buyers and press.

D&A was founded by Barbara Kramer and Ed Mandelbaum almost ten years ago. D&A showcases over 800 of the newest and brightest ready-to-wear and accessory designers and is acclaimed for its keen talent spotting and inventive staging. D&A shows are presented at each of the five US markets in both New York and Los Angeles and twice yearly in Tokyo, Japan.

The D&A showcase at LFW represents a growth opportunity for both D&A and London Fashion Week. For the first time ever, the primarily American designers featured in the D&A showcase will have the chance to present their collections to British and International buyers and press from within the London Fashion Week marketplace. Likewise, the addition of these collections will expand the breadth of offering at The Exhibition at LFW, introducing new talent to the event and its visitors, and reinforcing London Fashion Week's worldwide stature.


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