Everything You Need To Know About LFW June 2023

By Charlie Colville

1 year ago

Menswear takes over the UK capital this weekend

Men’s London Fashion Week returns to the UK capital this month, with events popping up from 9 to 12 June 2023. The focus this season? Technology, craftsmanship, sustainability, diversity and menswear storytelling.

What’s Going On With London Fashion Week June 2023?

While Fashion Week typically takes place twice a year – in London, it takes place in February and September – there’s also a Men’s Fashion Week held in January and June. But unlike other years, the British Fashion Council has plans to shake up London’s offering. The new platform, which features more panel events and interactive elements for the public, will make its debut this Friday 9 June.

‘We are thrilled to announce the launch of LFW June 2023 and our plans to pilot a new format for the June event,’ said Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, in a statement given earlier this month. ‘In this turbulent landscape, we recognise the need to continuously adapt and evolve to support our community of British designers and brands. To forge a new path, LFW June will resemble a cultural programme, consisting of dynamic events exploring the intersection of fashion, technology, creative communities, sustainability and diversity.

‘British menswear is incredibly broad, with many brands not fitting into the traditional fashion week mould. We want to ensure those brands can continue to tell their great stories to both industry and consumers. This new cultural programme is the direct result of the ongoing conversations we are having with designers about how LFW June can best serve their showcasing needs.’

When & Where Is LFW June 2023?

This edition of London Fashion Week will see a schedule of in-person events take place in the UK capital from Friday 9 to Monday 12 June 2023.

Schedule Highlights

The official schedule this season combines fashion shows and presentations with panel discussions (featuring industry experts) and evening events. This LFW will also be piloting a cultural programme of events in preparation for a new platform entirely focused on menswear, as well as setting the stage for more coverage of technology, craft, sustainability and diversity. You can view the full schedule here.

Friday 9 June

The busiest day on the official LFW schedule, Friday has events from morning until night – starting with an invite-only BFC Network breakfast and a Graduate Preview Day. Tune in at 2pm for the British Fashion Council and GQ’s Designer Fashion Fund Announcement, and keep an eye out for news in presentations from Justin Cassin, J&M Davidson and the University of Westminster BA Fashion Design course.

Saturday 10 June

Today’s panel casts its net over Asian men’s style, with ‘BFC x The Asian Man: An Exploration Into The Forgotten Style Tribe’. Presentations later in the day come from SMR Days and Ravensbourne University London.

Sunday 11 June

Today’s schedule will begin with a panel discussion hosted by the British Fashion Council, titled ‘BFC x Future of Menswear’. Designer label Sagaboi will also be presenting its SS24 show in the evening until late.

Monday 12 June

London Fashion Week June 2023 wraps up with a number of evening events, with presentations from the University of East London, Models of Diversity and Vanity Hub Africa (you can RSVP to all of these via the LFW website). BFC NewGen designer Saul Nash will also be presenting a menswear collection on the catwalk at the beginning of the evening.

Can I Attend London Fashion Week?

While a number of events are available for RSVP, many are private and invite-only. Check the official schedule online to see which ones are open to the public.

City Wide Celebration

If you can’t make it to the shows, don’t worry. The organisers of LFW also have a number of citywide activations and pop-ups running across London over the weekend that you can check out. This season’s curated programme is spearheaded by inclusivity and consciousness, with designer Q&A sessions, zero-waste and upcycling workshops, live music performances and limited edition product drops. You can see the full schedule here.



Featured image: Harris Reed LFW AW23 (c) Jason Lloyd-Evans