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London Fashion Week catwalk shows to begin in new location

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/17/2017
Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts puts finishing touches to a display by Egyptian fashion designers at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts puts finishing touches to a display by Egyptian fashion designers at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week is set to kick off with a series of shows that will include Burberry, Versus and other luminaries.

Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts puts finishing touches to a display by Egyptian fashion designers at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts puts finishing touches to a display by Egyptian fashion designers at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The British capital's fashion showcase starts Friday in a new location on the Strand in central London.

Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts looks at a dress by Guetemalan fashion designer Thelma Espina on display at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) © The Associated Press Exhibition assistant Monique Ricketts looks at a dress by Guetemalan fashion designer Thelma Espina on display at Somerset House in London, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The designs from 26 countries are displayed at the International Fashion Showcase 2017, presented by the British Council and British Fashion Council, supported by Mercedes Benz. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The shows will include a mix of established designers and newcomers. There is also a broad array of international talent on display at presentations at Somerset House that includes designers from India, Guatemala, Slovakia and other parts of the world.

There will be 51 catwalk shows and 31 presentations vying for the attention of an audience of buyers, bloggers, celebrities and fashion fans.

The designers showing their creations will include Anya Hindmarch, Christopher Kane, ERDEM, Gareth Pugh, Roksanda and Julien Macdonald.

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