17 Sep '11, 5pm

London Fashion Week seeks global audience for 2012 - Channel NewsAsia

London Fashion Week seeks global audience for 2012 - Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: The spotlight turned to British fashion on Friday as London Fashion Week opened its doors a day after the curtain came down on the catwalks of New York. In a year when British designers have taken centre stage with the weddings of Kate Middleton and Kate Moss, London is determined to capitalise on the mood and prove it can compete on a global platform. Opening the event at Somerset House in central London, London Mayor Boris Johnson highlighted the accolade recently bestowed on the city by a leading US consultancy as "the fashion capital of the world". "That verdict is great news for our city and for our economy," he said, adding that the industry contributes 80,000 jobs to London and US$33 billion to the British economy. "If London's fashion business is helping young Londoners in this difficult time by taking them on... then together we can not only reduce youth u...

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