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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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You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
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This major exhibition will examine the late 1960s as a moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, and motivated people to come together to question the established power structures across every area of society.
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Stories in Stitch Exhibition
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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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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
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From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, often referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work).
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Caravaggio: Fashion & Fabrics
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Caravaggio: Fashion and Fabrics will present a variety of historic textiles alongside Caravaggio’s The Cardsharps.
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The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
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Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word vulgar conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined is the first exhibition to consider this inherently challenging but utterly compelling territory of ta...
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Hair by Sam McKnight
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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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What I Like: Molly Goddard
On now
"NOW Gallery’s second fashion commission will be by the bright star of the London fashion scene Molly Goddard. Goddard will create an interactive exhibition with oversized tulle dresses hung from the ceiling of NOW Gallery.
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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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Cultural Events This Week

Educational event
Influence of the Countesse Greffhule on Contemporary Fashion
Tomorrow only
The exhibition "Proust's Muse" has just finished its run at FIT Museum in New York, and explored the role that Countesse Greffhule had on the world of contemporary fashion.
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Fashion Stories with Nigel Oddy, CEO of House of Fraser
This Tuesday only
"Please come and join us for this exclusive talk with Nigel Oddy, Chief Executive Officer of House of Fraser, led by Director of Business & Innovation at London College of Fashion, Linda Roberts.
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Josef Frank Morning Preview
This Friday only
"Come to see JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting on Friday 27 January and immerse yourself in the architect and designer’s world before the exhibition opens to the public.
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Exhibition
Festival of Textiles 2017
Opens this Saturday
"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
Opens this Saturday
"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
Opens this Saturday
"Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles.
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Cultural Events This Month

Educational event
Tartan and Tweed
On 2 February 2017
"An enlightening talk with authors and journalists Caroline Young and Ann Martin exploring the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention, growing and continued popularity and use in contem...
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Anna Piaggi: A Dreamer in the Fashion World
On 6 February 2017
Join the free screening of this film by Alina Marrazzi. Follow the Get Tickets link to book.
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Social event
Phase Eight Girls Night Out
On 9 February 2017
Brides Magazine and Phase Eight have got together to organise this girl's night out at Phase Eight's flagship store opening! Tickets are free, but there's limited room so head over to Bride's site pronto for full details and how to book.
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Educational event
Stephen Webster and Theo Fennell In Conversation
On 15 February 2017
"Two of the most exciting names in contemporary jewellery design discuss their careers, work and the craft.
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Educational event
Fashion Foundation Open Day
On 16 February 2017
Come to the Fashion and Textile Museum to meet the London Fashion Foundation Diploma course tutors and discuss whether this is the course for you.
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LCFMA17: Found in Translation
Opens 16 February 2017
"Found in Translation is an exciting interactive exhibition and series of related events to celebrate a new generation of graduate MA communicators working across print, screen, sound and experiential media.
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Social event
Vivienne Westwood x Climate Revolution @ Fabric
On 20 February 2017
Party the night away and help aid climate change at this event in Fabric for Climate Revolution from Vivienne Westwood. The dress code is Mad Max! Confirm attendance to climate@bethebulb.com
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