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BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL AND 1664 BLANC OPEN UP LONDON FASHION WEEK TO THE PUBLIC WITH A LINE UP OF CURATED PANEL TALKS

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London Fashion Week (LFW) and Principal Partner 1664 Blanc are delighted to announce a line up of four exclusive panel talks that are open to the public this June. This season, the British Fashion Council (BFC) is taking over the ICA with an exhibition to celebrate LFW, its 40th anniversary and some of the cultures that make a rich and significant contribution to the British fashion industry. On Saturday 8th June, 1664 Blanc will activate ‘Explorations in Blue’ at the official LFW space to a consumer audience, giving them access to the exhibitions and inviting them for a day of curated industry panel talks that will deepen the understanding of culture and unpick issues impacting the industry. The unique collaboration sees 1664 Blanc welcome a new audience to LFW to celebrate the importance of individuality, support creativity and break down barriers to the industry.

The three cultures informing this year’s exhibitions are Black culture centred around self-love captured by photographer Stephen Akinyemi; South Asian culture with focus on pattern, textile and craftsmanship captured by photographer Tami Aftab; and queer culture, with a spotlight on young creative voices from the trans+ community captured by photographer Dani D’Ingeo.

The full schedule of unmissable discussions can be found below, with tickets available to purchase via the links below. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the BFC Foundation, supporting the pipeline of young creative talent.

 

Saturday 8th June panel talks curated by 1664 Blanc

A Conversation on Diversity

Saturday 8th June

11:15 am – 12 pm

Hosted by Maliha Shoaib, Diversity Journalist for Vogue Business with artist and performer Darkwah, writer and creative Simran Randhawa and Lea Ogunlami, presenter at i-D.

Centred on personal experiences, this conversation will discuss challenges within the industry and present suggestions on how individuals can create positive change.

Tickets are available here

 

How to create, build and sustain a fashion brand in an ever-evolving environment

Saturday 8th June

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Led by Victoria Moss, Fashion Director at Evening Standard, speaking to fashion designers Charlie Casely-Hayford and Rejina Pyo.

The panellists will be looking at the importance in spotlighting young talent from all backgrounds, how their individual heritages have shaped their work and what it takes to stand the test of time in the industry.

Tickets are available here

 

Are we going far enough? Performative Activism In the Fashion Industry

Saturday 8th June

2:15 pm - 3 pm

Hosted by Kemi Alemoru, Culture Journalist for BBC, Dazed and Vogue, with model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, model James Corbin and disability campaigner Victoria Jenkins.

This conversation will highlight the issue of performative activism in the creative industries, offering an insight into personal experiences on working inclusively and exploring equality. 

Tickets are available here

 

Charles Jeffrey in conversation with Raven Smith

Saturday 8th June

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Designer Charles Jeffrey, who is celebrating a decade of his iconic brand Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY with a show and exhibition this LFW, will be speaking to Vogue columnist Raven Smith about experiences within the industry as a young, Scottish creative and how the fashion landscape has developed over the course of the last ten years.

 Tickets are available here

 

Explore the full schedule for LFW here.

 

The generosity and commitment of our partners, suppliers and supporters is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for LFW June 2024 alongside our Principal Partner: 1664 Blanc and Official Partners: Diet Coke, The Londoner and TONI&GUY. Official Suppliers: FORA, Getty, Ocean Outdoor. Official Supporters: Department for Business and Trade, HM Government, Mayor of London.

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