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Today's Cultural Fashion Calendar

From parties to exhibitions to learning and professional development, there's never a shortage of London fashion events. Read more >

What should I expect from London's fashion events scene?

If you love fashion then you're in the right place. London has one of the most active fashion events calendars in the world, and you'll find London fashion events ranging from parties and awards, through to world-class fashion exhibitions, through to events aimed at inspiring and educating you or helping you develop a career in the fashion industry.

Who can attend these fashion events?

Chicmi generally list five types of events. Firstly are free events, which are publicly accessible for free - you don't need to book, and you can just walk in. Then there's events that are booking required - and are still accessible to the public, but you will need to either RSVP by email or book your space by getting a free ticket in advance. Thirdly are paid events, which you may need to buy tickets for in advance, or where you can sometimes buy tickets at the door - check the listing for the details. The fourth event type is the invite only event - where you need to have been specifically invited. Sometimes with these events you can reach out to the organiser or press team and request an invite, but you will usually need to meet some predefined criteria that the organiser is looking for. Finally is trade only events, which are aimed at professionals. As long as you are a fashion professional you can usually gain access to the event, although you may need to pay, and you may need to prove your credentials somehow.

We don't list press-only events such as press launches, and we generally avoid events that are only open to students of a particular institution.

Each London fashion event shows the type of event it is and explains how you can get involved - so check out the individual listings for specific instructions.

When's the best time for fashion events?

There's an active London fashion events scene all year round, so keep an eye on the listings to make sure you don't miss anything! However you'll especially find a lot happening around the London Fashion Weeks, and also around the launch of major exhibitions, for example at the V&A. The museums will often put on a series of talks, curators tours and evening events to coincide with the exhibition, which are wonderful opportunities to be inspired and learn new things about the fashion industry.

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
On now
This exhibition will address the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe whilst highlighting its sensual, sexual appeal.
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Exhibition
Stories in Stitch Exhibition
On now
Discover artworks and stories made from appliqué, stumpwork and raised embroidery at the Stories in Stitch exhibition from Royal School of Needlework.
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Hair by Sam McKnight
On now
This autumn, Somerset House is proud to present Hair by Sam McKnight, a major exhibition celebrating the master hairstylist’s remarkable 40 year career, from the late 1970s to the current day.
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Exhibition
Embroidered Tales and Woven Dreams
On now
"An exhibition of traditional embroidered textiles from the lands of the Indus, Afghanistan, the Near East and Central Asia.
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Exhibition
Festival of Textiles 2017
On now
"Discover textile history, tradition, design and making at our spring series of displays, talks and workshops.
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Full Circle & Recycle: 21st Century Swedish Textiles
On now
"Tom Hedqvist, a founding member of the Swedish design collective 10-gruppen (formed 1970), curates the work of ten textile designers who represent 21st century Swedish design.
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Josef Frank: Patterns, Furniture, Painting
On now
"Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles.
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Transfashional Lab
On now
"Ahead of London Fashion Week the Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) London presents an exhibition exploring the intersection between fashion and art.
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Alasdair McLellan for Margaret Howell
On now
"Alasdair McLellan selects over 40 photographs from an early campaign in 2004 and those taken between 2011 – 2017. The photographs were shot on location in Britain for the Margaret Howell seasonal brochures and advertising imagery.
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Exhibition
Burberry Maker's House
Ends today
The Burberry Maker's House is back for it's second run.
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Exhibition
Moving Kate
On now
"Moving Kate showcases Kate Moss as seen by 30 of the world's most exciting contemporary fashion illustrators and creatives including Unskilled Worker, Jenifer Corker and Nick Knight himself.
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Diana: Her Fashion Story
On now
Explore Princess Diana's fashion journey at this Kensington Palance exhibition!
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Cultural Events This Week

Social event
Fashion Catwalk Show & After Party
Tomorrow only
Join this catwalk show and after party organised by Modelesque, where you'll get to admire eveningwear from O'nitaa and Sonia Louise Funnell, summerwear from Vergara, and nightwear and lingerie from Bluebella.
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Asquith Activewear SS17 Launch
This Wednesday only
Help Asquith celebrate their new story - Look Good : Feel Good - at the launch of their SS17 collection, where there'll be a talk and book signing by Julie Montagu, The Flexi Foodie and styling by Alice Asquith, Founder & Creative Director of Asquit...
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Educational event
London College of Fashion Hosts Success Talks
This Wednesday only
"London College of Fashion are proud to continue their partnership with Success Talks to host the third talk in the series.
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Educational event
Neisha Crosland in Conversation
This Thursday only
"Join Neisha Crosland at the Fashion and Textile Museum as she shares her own story as a designer, exploring a myriad of cultural pathways and making unusual connections along the way. Crosland sees pattern everywhere.
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Exhibition
Fashioned Spaces
Opens this Friday
"Fashioned Spaces: Innovative exploration of fashion, image & sound exhibition. This exhibition showcases new, multidisciplinary fashion media work from second year students in the School of Media and Communication, London College of Fashion, UAL.
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Social event
India Pakistan London Fashion Show
This Saturday only
"The IPL Fashion Show 2017 is an occasion celebrating a special part of an epic industry. India Pakiston London Fashion is a high concept fashion venture.
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Cultural Events This Month

Educational event
Refashioning and Redress
On 8 March 2017
"The illustrated talk is based on the new book 'Refashioning and Redress' (2016) by Mary Brooks and Dinah Eastop which looks at conservation and presentation of dress in museums and beyond as a complex, collaborative process.
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In Conversation with 'Fashion Victims' Alison Matthews David
On 15 March 2017
"Agnès Rocamora will be in conversation with historian Alison Matthews David. Alison will discuss her seminal book Fashion Victims:
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Second Skins: Costumes That Alter The Body
On 16 March 2017
"Second Skins - looking at costumes that alter the body - a talk by Jane Pritchard, curator of dance for the V&A.
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Educational event
William Morris Textiles: Now and Then
On 16 March 2017
William Morris’ designs for wallpaper and textiles have remained popular since the late 19th century.
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Educational event
Hush: How To Get The Urban Look
On 17 March 2017
Part of the Hush pop-in at Protein Gallery, with Marie Hindkaer Wolthers from Blame It On Fashion. RSVP to events@hush-uk.com with the subject line ‘Urban event’.
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Social event
High Spirit Bags Party Event
On 17 March 2017
High Spirit's innovative theft-proof bags won Virgin Media's Pitch to Rich competition in 2013.
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Educational event
Hush: How To Get The Colour Riot Look
On 18 March 2017
Part of the Hush pop-in at Protein Gallery, with Erica Davies from The Edited. RSVP to events@hush-uk.com with the subject line ‘Colour Riot event’. "Former Fashion Editor Erica Davies is a woman not afraid of wearing colour!
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Educational event
A Portrait of Jewels
On 20 March 2017
"From Girl with a Pearl Earring to Dubois-Drahonet’s stately portrait of Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry on display at the V&A, jewellery often plays a starring role in portraiture, setting the scene and providing a critical understanding of...
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Educational event
Hush: How To Get The Modern Feminine Look
On 22 March 2017
Part of the Hush pop-in at Protein Gallery, with Ella Gregory from Coco's Tea Party. RSVP to events@hush-uk.com with the subject line ‘Modern Feminine event’.
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Educational event
Jacqueline Groag Textile Design
On 23 March 2017
"Jacqueline Groag (1903–86) was probably the most influential textile designer in Britain in the post Second World War era.
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Educational event
Hush: How To Get The Minimalist Look
On 23 March 2017
Part of the Hush pop-in at Protein Gallery, with Paulien Riemis from Polienne. RSVP to events@hush-uk.com with the subject line ‘Minimalist event’. "This Antwerp-based blogger and model knows how to put together a pared-back Minimalist outfit.
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Educational event
Jewellery: Beyond Adornment
Opens 25 March 2017
"Through its history jewellery was more than ornamental. Jewels are personal and have a symbolic meaning for the wearer based on the myths and rituals of society. Often given on special occasions they marked important events in life from cradle to g...
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