London Fashion Week – Facts And Figures By The Luxury Channel

The 63rd edition of London Fashion Week returns this February with a schedule featuring 83 designers showcasing AW16 collections to UK and international press across 5 days.

Alexander McQueen (image courtesy of Marcus Tondo, Indigital Images)

Alexander McQueen (images courtesy of Marcus Tondo, Indigital Images)

Alexander McQueen will return to the schedule for the first time in over a decade for AW16, showing alongside brands including Ashish, Belstaff, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, J.W.Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Peter Pilotto, Pringle of Scotland, Sibling, Sophia Webster and Vivienne Westwood. Also returning to London this season is British fashion and leather goods brand Mulberry, under the direction of new Creative Director, Johnny Coca. Meanwhile Charlotte Olympia, the luxury shoes and accessories designer, will host her first catwalk show on the LFW schedule this season.

Charlotte Dellal at the British Fashion Awards official after party (image courtesy of Dave Benett)

Charlotte Dellal at the British Fashion Awards official after party (image courtesy of Dave Benett)

The Fashion Accessories Market In Numbers

 £2.7billion worth of fashion accessories sales in the UK in 2015

 60% of shoppers bought accessories online in 2015

 51% of all British women purchased a handbag in 2015

Hill And Friends SS16

Hill And Friends SS16

The British Fashion Industry In Numbers

 £27 billion worth of womenswear RTW sales in the UK in 2015 (this figure is predicted to grow 23% by 2020 to £32 billion)

 £26 billion direct contribution to the British economy from the UK fashion industry

 797,000 jobs are supported by the UK fashion industry

 £12.4 billion was spent on fashion online in the UK in 2015

 29% of total spending online is on clothing and footwear

London Fashion Week In Numbers

 503,404 mentions of #LFW on Twitter during LFW SS16 in September (up 44% since AW15)

 200,000 copies of The Daily (the official LFW broadsheet) are distributed around London during LFW

 113,348 images tagged with #LFW on Instagram during LFW SS16 in September

Hunter Original SS16

Hunter Original SS16

 32,000 miles driven between shows by Mercedes Benz chauffeurs

 30,000 Lavazza espressos served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee beans used

 20,000 bottles of Evian Water to be drunk at LFW SS16

 11,150 Official LFW Tote Bags designed by House of Holland in collaboration with Sunglass Hut

 500 cans of label.m hairspray used backstage each season

 225 makeovers in the Maybelline Lounge

 152 countries viewed live streams in SS16 in September

 80 designers from 24 countries showing as part of the International Fashion Showcase at Somerset House

 51 designers are presenting their AW16 collections with a catwalk show

Ryan Lo SS16

Ryan Lo SS16

 51 love hearts on each Lavazza x Ryan Lo cup

 32 designers are hosting a presentation to display their AW16 collections

 3 sunglass collections from British designers (Alexander McQueen, Preen and House of Holland) introduced into key Sunglass Hut London stores and online to celebrate LFW

 2 Sunglass Hut branded Official LFW buses to transport press & buyers between shows and presentations

 2 #Diveintofashion photo booths in the Sunglass Hut pop-up at Lights of Soho

For more information, go to www.londonfashionweek.com.