London Fashion Week Fall 2002
Dates: February 17 - 22, 2002
London Designers Exhibition runs from 17-20 February 2002
Coleridge Wants Some Respect
Designers Drop Out of London Fashion Week
British Fashion Council Reveals LFW Schedule
Runway Show Schedule
Top Shop Takes Over Sponsorship of London Fashion Week
New Generation Designers Awards for London Fashion Week
The Latest from London
By Sasha Wilkins
LONDON, Feb 25, 2002/ --- Fab Four: Channel Four puts its money where its mouth is. The arts-biased
television station already bankrolls Fashion East, the showcase program to support new talent
in British fashion design.
Now it has decided to commission new designers to produce limited edition T-shirts for
Design team House of Jazz will put out the first T's - incorporating the number four, as all
in the collection will - to celebrate their own involvement in Fashion East.
Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, the black House of Jazz "4Ever" T-shirt features an
embroidered four, and a vibrant screen-printed tree and skull design.
It is designed to reflect the team's fall/winter 2002 collection.
The shirts are available at Selfridges and from the Channel Four website.
The Fashion East show, featuring Emma Cook and Camilla Staerk as well as House of Jazz,
took place Thursday, February 21.
Fashion 411: Timex has relinquished its sponsorship of the telephone information line for
Fashion Week, and luxe watch company Omega has taken its place. The line provides all the
latest news on show start times.
Judging by yesterday's series of late-starting shows, the Omega Timeline - 020-7225-2257 -
will be a good friend to frenzied, cell phone toting fashion editors this week.
No Respect: Perhaps someone would like to tell the security outside the West Lawn Tent that
fashion editors and photographers are not animals, and would appreciate being treated with a
Locking the gates to the waiting area and making ticketed guests and photographers stand
outside on the cold pavement for 10 minutes after the fashion coaches have arrived - as
security staff did last night before the Arkadius show - is more likely to start a fracas
than avoid one.
One photographer, his patience stretched to the breaking point by the appalling treatment
was heard to shout: "We have a job to do, just like you. Only in London does this in happen -
why can't you treat us with more respect?"
Cutting Edge: Roland Mouret has been awarded his fifth consecutive VS Sassoon Award for
Cutting Edge Talent. The £25,000 (about $35,000) bursary is designed to support young British
designers by building their business over time.
The Award was launched in September 1999; previous winners include Scott Henshall, Emma Cook,
Eley Kishimoto and Blaak.
Roland Mouret presented his fall/winter 2002 collection today at Christie's at 5:30.
In the Bag: The most popular accessory at London Fashion Week so far is a beige fringed bag
from Jigsaw's new accessory line.
The bargain bag (about $93) was spotted swinging from the shoulders of no less than six
fashion editors at the Maria Grachvogel show on Sunday evening.