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57 catwalk shows to take place at London Fashion Week
Feb '08
London Fashion Week is now established as one of London's premier events attracting a target audience of key fashion leaders, retailers and press who attend this bi-annual showcase of British designer fashion.

The British Fashion Council Industry Facts & Figures February 2008:
• 57 catwalk shows to take place over 6 days
• Over 200 ready-to-wear and accessory exhibitors at The Exhibition at London Fashion Week
• London Fashion Week has grown from 15 shows/ presentations in 1994
• The Exhibition at London Fashion Week has grown from 50 exhibitors in 1994
• The Exhibition will play host to 28 estethica designers, 20 in New Generation, 3 within Fashion East, 14 under the Scottish Textiles umbrella, and 3 with Valery Demure.
• On the catwalk there are 8 New Generation designers: Christopher Kane, Duro Olowu, Erdem, Krystof Strozyna, Louise Goldin, Marios Schwab, MeadhamKirchhoff, Todd Lynn
• Over 5,000 visitors are expected: buyers, TV & radio crews, journalists and photographers
• Canon is the principal sponsor, for the fifth consecutive season
• Media coverage equals or exceeds most major news and international sporting events
• Worldwide media coverage is worth over £50m each season
• LFW is worth £20m to the London economy in terms of direct spend

The British Clothing Industry:
• The clothing industry is still an important industry. In 2007, it produced £3.8 billion worth of goods and employed 80,000 people. The clothing and textile industries combined produced £8.5 billion worth of goods and employed 150,000 people

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