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LFW showcasing British talent

The runways at London Fashion Week are set to showcase some of the big names in British and Irish design today with shows from Julien Macdonald, Henry Holland and Orla Kiely, J. W. Anderson and John Rocha.

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Tuition fees 'could dry up' British fashion talent

Rising tuition fees could shut out working class talent from studying fashion at Britain's world-class colleges, according to an ambassador for the British Fashion Council.

Boru Aksu models have displayed the latest wears at the start of London fashion week, which is tipped to bring in £100m to the UK economy. Credit: PA

Speaking at the opening of London Fashion Week, Sarah Mower, who is also a visiting professor at Central St Martins, said today's home-grown success stories "came through at a time when fees didn't exist, or were affordable".

The Guardian reported the British fashion industry is being urged to take inspiration from the US, where fashion veterans give something back through scholarships and bursaries.

London fashion week is expected to inject £100m into the British economy.

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