This season The Exhibition showcases an edit of contemporary designer ready-to-wear brands to complement the catwalk schedule and to provide buyers with an interesting and accessible offer of anchor brands and emerging contemporary brands in this core category.
Key London sales agents will be housed within the First Floor Showrooms. Rainbowwave, will show Rachel Comey, collaborative brand Each x Other, Raquel Allegra alongside accessories collections from Pamela Love and Wendy Nichol; M&L Harris will show key brands including Current Elliot, Equipment; and Indigofera, will show Victoria Beckham’s denim with Fille et Papa. They will be joined by international agent Agence M&K from Paris with cult brands Calla, Lahssan and Michaela Buerger for the first time.
Contemporary designer Zoe Jordan, who opens London Fashion Week’s schedule, will exhibit her AW13 collection on the first floor alongside new British brand to watch, Trager Delaney. A new tailoring room will feature womenswear lines including designers Studio Nicholson, Peridot London with debut collections from E.Tautz women and Mr Start women.
The Ground Floor Terrace Showrooms will feature a strong edit of accessories, including shoes, handbags, eyewear, contemporary jewellery and millinery, spearheaded by iconic accessories agent Valery Demure who hosts a collective on the ground floor. Valery will bring Assad Mounser, Benedetta Bruzziches, Florian, Lito and Shourouk to sit alongside established British brands Erickson Beamon, Linda Farrow, Mawi, Stephen Jones Millinery.
The BFC’s leading millinery showcase Headonism, sponsored by Royal Ascot, will feature in the Ground Floor Terrace Showrooms and will include three new designers for AW13: Aurora Ozma; Emma Yeo and Moody & Farrell alongside returning designers Piers Atkinson and William Chambers.
14 of London’s brightest and emerging design talents will showcase collections with BFC NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop in the East Wing. Newcomers to the Exhibition include shoe designer Liam Fahy and Paula Gerbase’s contemporary tailoring label, 1205. One’s to watch from the show schedule include Simone Rocha, who will be bring her modern and strong, yet romantic aesthetic to The Exhibition, alongside the winner of the Emerging Talent award at the British Fashion Awards 2012, J.W. Anderson. Their AW13 collections will both be featured in The Exhibition following their catwalk shows.
BFC Rock Vault sponsored by the International Palladium Board and curated by Stephen Webster, will showcase the work of 10 fine jewellers including newcomer Alice Cicolini and will be displayed within the West Wing. In addition to showcasing their designs, jewellers were invited to design a set of red carpet earrings using 20g of Palladium. These earrings will be displayed in a unique installation in the dedicated Rock Vault exhibit.
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