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London Fashion Week 'turns collections into commerce'

The premise behind London Fashion Week is to "turn collections into commerce", Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

During the five-day event, over 130 brands including Alexander McQueen, Marks and Spencer and Topman are due to showcase their latest collections.

Ms Rush also stated that the UK fashion industry is continuing to grow, and is worth "£26bn each year" to the economy.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 14 February.

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