London Fashion Week Spring 2002
Dates: September 16 - 21, 2001
Runway Show Schedule
"No War" Say Katharine Hamnett's Latest Political Tees
London Fashion Week to Go Ahead Though Five Designers Cancel Shows
Paul Smith Cancels London Runway Show
After Catwalk Events Postponed or Cancelled
London Fashion Week Spring 2002 To Begin On Schedule
Carlos Miele: Fashion With A Cause
Six Designers to Make Catwalk Debuts at London Fashion Week Spring 2002
London Fashion Week Opens With Silence
LONDON, Sep 17, 2001/ --- London Fashion Week opened today with a minute's silence in honor
of the thousands of victims of Tuesday's devastating terrorist attacks in the United States.
61 designers are still showing at London's Natural History Museum this week, though six major names have
pulled out. Burberry, Nicole Farhi, Justin Oh, Paul Smith, Katharine Hamnett and Clements Ribeiro all decided
to cancel their shows in light of the tragic events.
British Fashion Council chairman Nicholas Coleridge spoke from the foot of the catwalk this morning: "One
cannot begin to imagine the devastation and sadness felt by the American people and we join them in their
mourning. However, to give up would be to give in to these perpetrators of evil, and that we must never do."
He noted that fashion is Britain's sixth largest industry. "We can't walk away from it, the show just has to
The British Fashion Council plans to make a donation of "several hundreds of thousands of pounds" to the
American Red Cross.
Jasper Conran and Julien MacDonald are among the 61 designers staging presentations this week in 152
exhibitions and 52 catwalk shows. All festivities accompanying the events were cancelled last week.