New Terms Agreed for Models at London Fashion Week

Equity has agreed terms for models working at London Fashion Week with the British Fashion Council.

Under this agreement all models appearing in official schedule shows will receive pay in line with agreed rates, as well as the protection of other terms and conditions including hours of work, breaks, pay for fittings and welfare and dignity at work measures.

Model members of Equity will also benefit from advice and support throughout their time at London Fashion Week, including the union’s confidential harassment and bullying advice line.

Emmanuel de Lange, Equity’s Models Organiser, said: “Equity and the British Fashion Council’s shared goal is to make London the world’s best fashion week for models to work at. Models are an intrinsic element of the success of the world’s fashion industry, and deserve dignity, respect and good terms and conditions, just like any other worker. Our agreement with the British Fashion Council sets the standards needed to ensure a diverse and flourishing workforce, and our advice and support services give models the power to stand up to any breach of those standards. While all models at London Fashion Week are covered, only Equity members will have the full protections of the union’s advice, legal and welfare support, as well as having a voice in deciding the improvements we will ask the BFC to implement next year, so we encourage every model working in the UK to join their union today.”

For further information on LFW and Equity’s work with models contact Emmanuel de Lange on edelange@equity.org.uk