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London Collections: Men

9th January 2013 Print

Over 60 menswear designers will show on schedule at London Collections: Men (LC:M) 7th - 9th January 2013. 30 ready-to-wear and accessories designers will exhibit their AW13 collections in the Designer Galleries at the Hospital Club, the central hub for LC:M.

Internationally acclaimed brands Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford will present their mainline menswear collections in London for the first time this January.

Heritage British brand Hardy Amies, who will also show their mainline menswear collection in London this January, move their show from Milan.

Designers for AW13 include iconic British brands, Margaret Howell and Oliver Spencer; Belstaff, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood who will host presentations and Hackett return to show their second catwalk collection.
Fashion Forward, sponsored by eBay Fashion and the Mayor of London, designers include Christopher Shannon, E.Tautz, J.W. Anderson and Lou Dalton. London Collections: Men will launch with an event hosted by David Cameron at 10 Downing Street celebrating London Collections: Men and British menswear.

Tommy Hilfiger and Esquire, Alfred Dunhill, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Mr Porter will all host events over the three days.

A GQ London Collections: Men Dinner hosted by Sir Paul Smith, Tinie Tempah and Chair of London Collections: Men Dylan Jones, followed by a party hosted by Tom Ford, will close the showcase. Over 45 countries will be represented by international press attending LC:M and buyers from over 17 countries have confirmed attendance.

Mintel estimates the men's fashion market to have grown by 3.2% to £9.9 billion in 2011. Growth has been fuelled by a rise in the average selling prices of menswear. In addition, according to Mintel's research, the menswear market is anticipated to witness growth of 16% between 2011 and 2016. (Source: Mintel) In 2011, global menswear sales increased an estimated 9 percent to 24 billion euros, or $33.42 billion at average exchange rates, versus 22 billion euros, or $29.20 billion, in 2010. (Source: Men's items now represent 50 per cent of the luxury apparel market, helped in part by male consumers in emerging markets, especially Asia, with China a major source of growth. (Source: BFC Future of Fashion Report 2012. (Bain & Company's luxury goods worldwide market study, 10th Edition)

The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £21 billion. (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report 2010) Fashion's wider contribution to the economy in influencing spending in other industries is estimated to stand at over £37 billion. (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report 2010)

The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 816,000 jobs and is the largest employer of all the creative industries. The sector also provides opportunities to minority groups to a greater extent than most other creative industries. (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report 2010)

The UK fashion industry is similar in size to the food/beverages services and telecommunications industries and bigger than the wholesale and retail of automotives, sports activities, chemical manufacture and advertising/video sectors. (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report 2010)

Major export markets are USA, Japan, Russia, France, Italy, Middle East, Hong Kong and China.

The UK is renowned for having the best fashion colleges in the world. London Collections: Men is sponsored by American Express; Fudge; GQ; HOM; The Hospital Club; Lavazza Coffee; The Mayor of London; Mercedes-Benz UK; MRPORTER.COM; Nyetimber; Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel; TOPMAN; The Woolmark Company and Vodafone.

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