Barbican grows fashion event portfolio following success of 16Arlington show


The Barbican continues to grow its offering as an exciting and inspiring event space for the creative industries including leading brands in the fashion sector.

Following the success of 16Arlington’s fashion show during London Fashion Week 2024 in the Curve gallery, and with shows by Roksanda and Supriya Lele during London Fashion Week 2023, the Barbican has provided a unique destination for high profile fashion shows to demonstrate their latest collections.

The fashion labels have utilised the Barbican’s iconic settings including the spectacular Sculpture Court, the Curve gallery and even a car park to provide a stunning environment for their new styles.

The events, which have featured across mainstream fashion media have welcomed an array of distinguished designers, models, journalists and fashion enthusiasts from around the globe.

“The Barbican’s one-of-a-kind architecture provides a striking backdrop for fashion brands to stage their creative vision. Many designers feel inspired by the vastness, shapes and materiality of the Barbican’s spaces. Our versatile location and range of venues provides the perfect setting for runways, photoshoots and showcases. We look forward to hosting more fashion events at the Barbican throughout 2024.” said Jenny Waller, Head of Sales for the Barbican’s Business Events team.

In December 2023, the Barbican held an exhibition showcasing the original costumes from Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-nominated film Poor Things, worn by stars including Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willam Dafoe who also attended a gala screening of the film at the Centre. The costumes were curated by Oscar-nominated costume designer Holly Waddington, who also won the BAFTA for best costume designer for Poor Things.