Fascinating Facts on London Collections Men

High on the array of talent we saw at Graduate Fashion Week (Jordan Victor-Harrison’s piece on this will go live here soon), we’re already counting down the days to London Collections Men SS16.

In anticipation of the event, After Nyne brings you some amazing facts and figures courtesy of the British Fashion Council.

At London Collections Men SS16 there will be 9,000 Lavazza coffee cups designed by Kit Neale

6,500 bottles of Warsteiner lager are consumed at London Collections Men

6,000 bottles of Little Miracles soft drinks will be served at London Collections Men

2,500 bags of Propercorn will be eaten at London Collections Men

1,800 GQ magazines are read on-site each season at London Collections Men

400 seats in the Victoria House Catwalk Show Space at London Collections Men

77 designers showing SS16 collections on schedule at LCM. This number has grown 67% since the first LCM in June 2012 (46 to 77 designers)

68 designers showing in the Designer Showrooms. This number has grown 50% since the first LCM in June 2012

Each London Collections Men 70kg of Lavazza coffee beans are ground and served. Approximately 5,000 Lavazza cappuccinos will be served

55 Penhaligon’s candles are burnt at London Collections Men

47% growth in UK and international press and buyers attendance from June 2012 to June 2015

42 events, 32 catwalk shows and 33 presentations make up the LCM SS16 schedule

International press and buyers from 39 countries have confirmed attendance at London Collections Men in June 2015

38 designers/creative directors of brands showing on schedule studied in London (50%). 15 of them studied at Central Saint Martins (19%)

35 Mercedes-Benz vehicles will transport VIP attendees to shows, presentations and events during London Collections Men

There are 30 model stations in the backstage areas of the Victoria House Show Space at London Collections Men

24 brands showing on schedule have been in business for fewer than five years (31%). 42 brands have been in business for fewer than ten years (55%)

21 brands showing on schedule have been in business for over forty years (27%). 11 brands have been in business for over 100 years (14%)

15 brands showing on schedule have women at the helm (either as Creative Director or Head Designer) (19%)

10kg of the new Fudge Professional Structure Wax and 500 bottles of Fudge Professional Paintbox colours in Clockwork Orange, Pink Moon and Green Envy will be used backstage

4 Fudge Professional Brand Ambassadors will create 250 cuts using 27 cans of Fudge Professional Skyscraper Hairspray and 1kg of Fudge Professional Hair Shaper Styling Wax

3 official venues will be used for London Collections Men: The Hospital Club, The Old Sorting Office, and Victoria House

2 Swatch SISTEM51 watches will be launched at LCM