The Exhibition at LFWWednesday, 18 February 2009
New collections that have joined The Exhibition at London Fashion Week include a lingerie collective made up of six designers including Bordelle, Fred and Ginger and The Modern Courtesean.
Other brands The Exhibition plays home are Anonymous by Ross + Bute, Beatrix Ong, Linda Farrow Vintage, MiH Jeans London, Mawi and Zoe and Morgan. Established favourites, such as Stephen Jones with his haute couture millinery will be showcased together with newcomers Graeme Armour's ready-to-wear collection, Jacob Kimmie's distinctly British label collection, Marcelle Symons who restores beautiful vintage dresses to their former glory, and new jewellery designers Fiona Paxton, Super Fertile Limited and Vice & Vanity.
New Gen at The Exhibition supported by Topshop for the fifteenth consecutive season, will showcase eighteen designers. First time exhibitors are knitwear designers Mark Fast and Craig Lawrence both of whom take a craft-based sculptural approach with very different results, KTZ by design duo Sasko Bezovski and Marjan Pejoski, props stylist and accessories designer Fred Butler, shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood and ready to wear and previous Fashion East designer Louise Gray. This season's New Gen area will have a centralised bar and tuck-shop.
Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented "This season through careful show scheduling and by bringing the exhibition and show venue under one roof, we are making The Exhibition more accessible to media and buyers between catwalk shows."
Image: Fred and Ginger