February's dates will be Friday 20th– Tuesday 24th and September's Friday 18th – Tuesday 22nd. Fashion shows will run throughout, the Exhibition at London Fashion Week will run from Saturday - Tuesday.
In February 2009 there will be a one day overlap with New York as the fashion capitals re-adjust scheduling to accommodate new dates. This overlap follows consultation with designers and media.
Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented: "This February an overlap with New York has been agreed by the majority of designers showing at London Fashion Week. February is the first fashion week of the '25 Year Celebrations of British Fashion' and we look forward to an exciting week showcasing the very best of British design."
London Fashion Week is one of the UK's highest profile events. Organised by the British Fashion Council and funded by sponsors including Canon UK which has been headline sponsor for six consecutive seasons, the event is worth £20 million to the London economy in terms of direct spend and generates orders in the region of £100m. London's global reputation is a hotbed of world class emerging design talent; the British Fashion Council aims to identify, support and nurture that talent to develop profitable businesses based in London.
For more information on London Fashion Week visit www.londonfashionweek.co.uk.