An almost entirely digital London Fashion Week opened Saturday with humanitarian and eco-responsible visions, best exemplified by Bethany Williams, the socially engaged designer who has long used recycled garments.
With the UK off limits due to many nations due to the pandemic, the next London Fashion Week takes place under tricky conditions, however the British Fashion Council has pulled plenty of action into the season.
Clearpay certainly isn’t taking a back seat as sponsor of London Fashion Week. The buy-now-pay-later finance provider unveils ‘Clearpay Quarter’ a three-day, fashion-focused pop up (11-14 June) on London’s King’s Road.
Models and freelancers in the creative industries can breath a sigh of relief. A new ‘stop-the-clock’ mechanism on the T5 (Temporary Worker) Creative visa has been introduced to ease related Immigration Rules.
The large number of empty stores in the UK means more initiatives are being launched to make the most of these spaces with news of two drives to plug the gaps. The latest are from Pop-Up Club and Fassion.
Empty stores are an eyesore for any UK high street. So the retail industry is embracing the efforts of the Lone Design Club which is connecting hard-pressed independent designers and brands to landlords' vacant lots.