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LETTERS TO THE BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL

CANCEL LFW

LETTERS TO THE BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL

CANCEL LFW

JUNE 2020

To mark the launch of the British Fashion Council's first digital and gender neutral London Fashion Week, we issue our fourth letter to the industry, a collage of key voices, re-contextualised through the lens of XR Fashion Action. There is no time to waste. Ecological breakdown, mass extinction, the pandemic and the revolution of social and racial justice that is Black Lives Matter ask for the same thing: radical systemic transformation. We are heartened that so many from within the industry agree. We hope you enjoy the letter.

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LFW R.I.P. - XRFA 2019

In February 2019, as part of our Fashion Tell the Truth campaign, we wrote to the British Fashion Council, asking them to cancel London Fashion Week. The rationale was clear: that 2020 is potentially our last year to mitigate the climate crisis; that Fashion Weeks display the clothes the industry want to produce for Autumn/Winter 2020-21 - past the UN deadline - and that Fashion Weeks, in themselves, celebrate the idea of the continual consumption of the new. In September 2019, we made the same request. Here are the letters we wrote to the BFC - and their replies.

FEBRUARY 2020

On Monday 10th February, we wrote to the British Fashion Council once again, begging them to cancel London Fashion Week.

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Letter to Extinction Rebellion Feb 2020.
JULY 2019

On Friday 26th of July, we wrote to the British Fashion Council begging them to cancel London Fashion Week.

 

Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC replied agreeing that ‘We are facing a climate change emergency and all need to act.’ We will be meeting to discuss our demands but will go ahead with disruptive actions during London Fashion Week until we see emergency action taken. 


Ahead of talks with the BFC, we urge citizens and industry professionals to also voice their views to the BFC.

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