Written by Ian Thompson | 27 October 2015
London Showrooms Paris SS16 is an exciting effort by the British Fashion Council to showcase young talent during Paris Fashion Week and offers emerging fashion designers exposure to international buyers, press and journalists.
Bonaveri has once again offered support to the initiative this season, by supplying Schläppi 2000 for display throughout the show. A series of mannequins were placed around the London Showrooms offering the designers more ways to showcase their work to visitors.
The SS16 launch was celebrated with an opening reception, hosted by Sarah Mower MBE and was attended by influential industry figures including Anders Madsen (i-D), Mark Alizart (LVMH), Nicole Phelps (Vogue Runway), Robin Schulié (Maria Luisa), Sophia Neophitou (10 Magazine), Stavros Karelis (Machine-A), Tonne Goodman (Vogue US) and Vanessa Friedman (The New York Times).
The LsR program was first initiated in 2008 to support emerging talent and to assist with developing key business and marketing skills. The project is co-directed by Anna Orsini, Strategic Consultant and Barbara Grispini, Curator and Designer Brand Development Consultant from the British Fashion Council.
LONDON show ROOMS has established a solid following amongst leading retailers, pioneers who have always invested in creative design talent. Its ever-growing success is due to the designers’ strong signatures married to attention to professionalism and commerciality. This season’s addition of a selection of menswear designers, who have crossed over into womenswear or have a solid women’s customer base, reflects store’s growing interest in gender fluid buying. – Barbara Grispini
London Showrooms SS16 was held between the 30th of September and the 7th of October 2015 and included twenty three British designers: Ashley Williams, Christopher Shannon, Claire Barrow, Craig Green, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Fleet Ilya, Helen Lawrence, Kit Neale, Lee Roach, Maharishi, Marta Jakubowski, Mary Benson, Matthew Miller, Molly Goddard, Nicopanda, Piers Atkinson, Ryan Lo, Sadie Williams, Sibling and the Fashion East womenswear designers: Caitlin Price, Richard Malone and This Is The Uniform.