Take your place on the front row for Burberry at London Fashion Week February 2021 today, but there is no need to dress up because everyone can watch from the comfort of their own sofa (dressed in PJs, if preferred). Stephanie Smith reports.
The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 Menswear presentation is today at 1pm as the British Fashion Council continues with a fully digital London Fashion Week February 2021 running on londonfashionweek.co.uk.
A total of 94 designers have been showcasing across menswear and womenswear, including Molly Goddard, Roksanda, Erdem, Simone Rocha, Richard Quinn, Emilia Wickstead, Marques’ Almeida, OSMAN, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Supriya Lele, Victoria Beckham, Ahluwalia, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Nicholas Daley and Temperley London. RIXO will show its debut bridal collection at on February 23 at 2:30pm.
Brands with a strong Yorkshire connection have been providing highlights for LFW February ’21. Menswear designer Edward Crutchley, who grew up in Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales, presented his collection on Friday. Last year, Crutchley won the 2019 International Woolmark awards for menswear and innovation (working with Bower Roebuck in New Mills and Dormeuil in Dewsbury for his presentation).
Then, also on Friday, Matty Bovan showcased his collection. Bovan graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015, then famously left London to base himself in his native York. A senior lecturer at the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University, he specialises in knitwear and has enchanted the fashion world with his surreal and imaginative adventures weaving together threads of history, art and culture.
In a break from tradition, Burberry, which manufactures in Keighley and Castleford in West Yorkshire, is showing its AW21 menswear collection as a stand-alone presentation. This will take place at 1pm today.
Emerging Leeds fashion designer Sophie Parnaby, who recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, is one of only six designers selected to be part of the Graduate Fashion Foundation Digital Designer Profile throughout LFW.