Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / The British Fashion Council moves to Somerset House
The British Fashion Council moves to Somerset House
Aug '09
The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced it will move its headquarters to British landmark Somerset House from 17th August 2009. The BFC, which this year celebrates its 25 year anniversary, has taken the decision to make Somerset House the central home for many British Fashion Council activities including its day to day operations and London Fashion Week which will take place there from September 2009.

The BFC promotes leading British fashion designers to an intensely competitive global market through events such as London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Awards, and designer support schemes including NEWGEN and Fashion Forward, as well as actively working with industry and fashion colleges through its Colleges Council.

This year, to mark its 25th Anniversary, the British Fashion Council has established a new management team with, for the first time, full time chief executives to focus the organisation's remit and to develop designer support schemes, showcasing opportunities and to work more closely with the industry to increase opportunities for designer graduates and designer businesses. This move will create a central home for designer fashion, fulfilling one of the new management's immediate objectives.

Caroline Rush, joint CEO, British Fashion Council commented “Somerset House is an inspiring backdrop that will encourage creativity within our organisation and provide a home for British designer fashion that we can be proud of.”

Gwyn Miles, Director, Somerset House Trust, said “We are delighted to welcome the British Fashion Council to their new home at Somerset House. They make a great addition to the creative environment that we are building here and we look forward to supporting London Fashion Week and the 25 year celebrations in September.”

For more than two decades, the BFC has been based at 5 Portland Place, the home of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT). The BFC will retain links with the organisation; it has recently become a member and has two seats on the UKFT board to support the designer fashion sector within wider discussions regarding the industry.

British Fashion Council

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

Punitive PRC tariffs on US goods has extra 5% on textiles

Responding to Washington’s latest duty increase in a dispute with...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2018

'Reliability & excellent quality are Tecnorama’s USP'

The complete reliability and excellent quality of Tecnorama systems...

Courtesy:  Stanislav Kondratiev on Unsplash

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Sep 2018

AAFA questions US tariffs on $200 bn Chinese goods

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has questioned...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Top executives, Fabric manufacturers

Top executives
Fabric manufacturers

Domestic manufacturers would get an edge over imported products

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek, Kannbar

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel,

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Ashish M Amin,

Ashish M Amin

Premier Looms is a leading provider of cutting-edge machinery and...

Shivani Swamy,

Shivani Swamy

The Livinguard Technology is owned by Green Impact Holding AG based in...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Justin Gutierrez, INDA

Justin Gutierrez

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has created a new...

Robert Brunner, Devereux

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search