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LONDON — Tom Ford will show his first on-schedule runway show during London Fashion Week in February, the British Fashion Council confirmed on Wednesday.
Ford, whose show will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, joins another newcomer to the schedule, L’Wren Scott, whose show will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, as reported in WWD.
Julien Macdonald will return to the London catwalk schedule for the fall 2013 season, with a show set for Friday, Feb. 15.
In other news, the BFC said Manolo Blahnik has designed the creative marketing campaign for the fall ready-to-wear shows. His original images will be used across all print, marketing, digital and social-media platforms for the season.
“English women and their style inspire me tremendously,” said Blahnik, who was given an open brief and a blank canvas, and whose illustrations include women in fashion who have inspired him.
“This series of drawings represents some of the figures I adore and who have influenced my life and work. I like extreme girls, and the combination of the poise, the grandeur and the beauty of English women,” he added.
Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, added: “Manolo’s sketches are world famous, and it will be both great fun and inspirational to see these displayed across London Fashion Week in February 2013.”