London Fashion Week: Meet The 6 Designers On The Topshop Showspace Schedule

London Fashion Week kicks off next Friday and we’re excited to host some of the best shows of the season at our Topshop show space in Covent Garden. Want to get to know the six designers we’re supporting? Whether you’re all set to spectate via Instagram and Snapchat, or are mid-way through planning your outfits for the main event, we’ve created a fact file on the shows not to miss…


Name: Henry Holland
Fashion credentials: Set up by journalist-turned-designer Henry Holland, this London label is known for its witty slogan tees, bright and bold collections and a fan base of celebrity BFFs.
Influences: For AW17 it was Americana cowgirls and for SS18 ‘sexy surfing pirates‘ – we can’t wait to see where Henry’s imagination will go next…
Signatures: Henry Holland basically invented the talking-point tee.
Show date: Saturday 17th February, 6.30pm.


Name: Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi
Fashion credentials: With two decades worth of experience in the industry and a British Fashion Award as ‘Established Designer’, Preen has been a firm fixture on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2001. The brand’s devotees includes Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth and Michelle Obama.
Influences: London, punk, vintage elements and hand crafting.
Signatures: It’s all about contrasts: romantic meets punk, feminine meets masculine, hard meets soft…
Show date: Sunday 18th February, 11am.


Name: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion credentials: Nicola gained international recognition as Lady Gaga’s stylist and finally launched his own brand in 2015.
Influences: Streetwear, celebrity culture and innovation.
Signatures: Fearless creativity and unique collaborations come together to create fashion for everyone.
Show date: Monday 19th February, 6pm.


Name: Hannah Weiland
Fashion credentials: Hannah’s background in art history and a diploma in Surface Textile Design from the London College of Fashion informs Shrimps’ playful collections.
Influences: Modern art and a dynamic approach to patterns and textures – always finished with a dose of irony.
Signatures: Fluorescent faux fur, fun outerwear and accessories that always start a fashion craze (right now it’s the Shrimps pearl handbag you’ve been seeing everywhere).
Presentation date: Tuesday 20th February, 12.30pm.


Name: Molly Goddard
Fashion credentials:
Molly Goddard has seen a stratospheric rise to fame since her graduate collection back in 2012. Best known for her princess-like tulle dresses, her designs have been worn by everyone from Rihanna to Agyness Deyn and earned her a British Fashion Award in 2016. 
Molly’s first inspiration for her tulle dresses came from her own baby clothes, and has developed to cover everything from art to rave culture.
Tulle in every colour, from baby pink to neon green.
Show date:
Saturday 17th February, 2pm.


Fashion East is renowned for identifying and supporting the most exciting new names in the industry. This season’s designers showing in our space are…


Name: A Sa Tai
Fashion credentials: Worked on Kanye West’s Yeezy line in LA before moving back to London to start up his own label and joined the Fashion East initiative last year.
Influences: The nuances of his own British-Chinese-Vietnamese cultural heritage and questioning the long-standing notions of luxury fashion.
Signatures: Material mix – think puffer coats, loose knits and colourful silk.
Show date: Sunday 18th February, 3pm.


Name: Supriya Lele
Fashion credentials: Recently graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Arts, Supriya is part of the Fashion East line-up for the third season running.
Influences: The female body and her British and Indian cultural identity.
Signatures: Silky slip dresses, bright red PVC and statement gold jewellery – yes please!
Show date: Sunday 18th February, 3pm.


Name: Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault
Fashion credentials:  Charlotte gained experience at Acne Studios, Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen before launching her own label. She recently graduated from the Central Saint Martins Masters course with a celebrated lingerie-inspired final collection.
Influences: Culturally constructed codes of femininity.
Signatures: Deconstructed underwear as outerwear.
Show date: Sunday 18th February, 3pm.


Name: Anthony Symonds and Max Pearmain
Fashion credentials: The duo has established a creative and conceptual dialogue working with like-minded creatives including David Sims, Wolfgang Tillmans and Tyrone Lebon. 
Symonds Pearmain operates on the fault line of art and fashion.
Only a very limited amount of Symonds Pearmain pieces are available for sale, made by personal application and supplied with a certificate of authentication.
Show date:
Sunday 18th February, 3pm.

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