Facts & Figures September 2011

16 September 2011
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Facts & Figures September 2011

LONDON FASHION WEEK & BRITISH FASHION INDUSTRY FACTS & FIGURES SEPTEMBER 2011

•    68 catwalk shows and 37 presentations to take place over 6 days
•    205 UK and International emerging and established, ready to wear and accessories designers at The Exhibition at London Fashion Week (LFW)
•    Canon is the principal sponsor for the twelfth consecutive season
•    The Exhibition at LFW will play host to 19 Estethica designers, 17 NEWGEN designers and 6 Multibrand   Showrooms
•    Menswear day, now in its 6th season, has 9 shows and 6 presentations
•    On the catwalk there are 4 NEWGEN, sponsored by Topshop, designers: David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, and Michael van der Ham
•    2 NEWGEN MEN, sponsored by TOPMAN, designers are showing on the catwalk: Christopher Shannon and James Long
•    Fashion Forward, sponsored by Coutts & Co and supported by the Mayor of London, will support three designers on the catwalk this season: Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto and Todd Lynn
•    Over 5,000 visitors are expected: buyers, TV & radio crews, journalists and photographers
•    Media coverage equals or exceeds most major news and international sporting events
•    UK media coverage each season now exceeds £100m and media coverage from the International Guest Programme exceeds £53m (source: Precise)
•    It is estimated that orders of over £100m are placed during LFW each season; the International Guest Programme alone generates over £50m of orders 
•    The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy  is £21 billion (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report)
•    Fashion’s wider contribution to the economy in influencing spending in other industries is estimated to stand at over £37 billion (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report)
•    The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 1.3 million jobs, equivalent 4.5% of total employment, and is the largest employer of all the creative industries. The sector also provides opportunities to minority groups to a greater extent than most other creative industries (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report)
•    The UK Fashion industry is similar in size to the food/beverages services and telecommunications industries and bigger than the wholesale and retail of automotives, sports activities, chemical manufacture and advertising/video sectors (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report)
•    Major export markets are USA, Japan, Russia, France, Italy, Middle East, Hong Kong, China
•    The UK is renowned for having the best fashion colleges in the world


For further information on London Fashion Week visit www.londonfashionweek.co.uk