On|Off was born from the love of discovering, supporting and nurturing raw talent. Our drive is to see designers succeed and our legacy is knowing we delivered our promise. We give the best opportunities available and the best advice.
On|Off is a talent support programme and catwalk showcasing for emerging international designers on the official London Fashion Week schedule. We empower, celebrate creativity and innovation. Established in 2002 to support and mentor fashion designers ready for international showcasing and sales.
Business support and mentoring is offered via strong networking and introductions to key industry experts. Support in business set up, links to production and manufacturing, consultation preparing for international sales, marketing advice and access to business professionals and mentors. We champion designer sales and build businesses. We offer business solutions and brand building strategies for brands.
On|Off provides consultancy for new start up, dedicated PR and communications team, brand development, sales strategies and independent international showcasing opportunities. We offer FULL catwalk show management to create the perfect showcase for your collection.
We understand that in today’s market it is essential for small businesses to be analytical, develop a strategy and to understand their brands DNA, USP and vision. We aim to support creativity, unlock the designer / brands potential for success whilst offering a tailored team to support this process. We provide solutions, strategic planning and support to build a steady and robust business growth in a global market place. On|Off has an international reputation having showcased at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.
Over 17 years On|Off has built a reputation of supporting emerging talent offering business support and offering many their first steps into the fashion business and showcasing.
Current 2018 on schedule designers supported by On|Off have collectively been presented over 36 awards including:
- Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, BFA (Christopher Kane, JW Anderson)
- Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, BFA (JW Anderson),
- Businesswoman of the Year, Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year Awards (Roksanda), Menswear Designer of the Year Award, BFA (JW Anderson),
- British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and Mother of Pearl)
Previous On|Off Presents… designers include JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Yang Du, Mark Fast, Timothy Bouyez Forge and Jack Irving whilst On|Off has also supported international fashion designers such as Gareth Pugh, Peter Pilotto, Bernhard Willhelm, Osman, Zandra Rhodes and Roksanda Ilincic to name a few into their present, highly acclaimed careers.
MOST COLOURFUL GUESTS AND PAST CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Anna Wintour, Vivienne Westwood, Cara Delevingne, Zandra Rhodes, Nicola Formichetti, Siouxsie Sioux, Diane Pernet, Amanda Lepore, Susie bubble, Ellen von Unwerth, Martin Creed, Suzy Menkes, Isabella Blow, Rankin, Jaime Winstone, Alice Dellal, Naomi Campbell, Princess Michael of Kent, Rossy de Palma, Boudicca, Hamish Bowles, Lucinda Chambers and Sarah Mower to name a few.
“On|Off is Intellectual Stimulation Structure, Mind Focusing Bold Elegancy Hot Young Innovation & Beautiful Things” Isabella Blow
“I’ve always respected their taste in designers and think they have a completely unique vision, which is interesting and slightly subversive” Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief, Love Magazine