With the September London Fashion Week starting tomorrow we're taking a look at the first ever LFW in 1984 and the designers who were remembered for the showcase of their innovative designs.
Betty Jackson was amongst the first innovative designers to showcase her designs at the 1984 London Fashion Week and the designer has enjoyed continuing success throughout her career. Jackson is well-known for designing the radical costumes of Patsy and Eddie in the 1990s hit comedy show Absolutely Fabulous but her design career is well-respected which has been proved by its longevity. In 200 Jackson launched the thriving Autograph line for Marks & Spencer and now designs the Betty Jackson Black line for Debenhams. Her design career began at the Birmingham College of Art under Zandra Rhodes and the budding designer went on to learn her trade working for the prestigious Ossie Clarke label Quorum. In 1973 Betty joined forces with Wendy Dagworthy who she had met in 1984 where they both had lines shown at London Fashion Week. Jackson is still a regular style choice for celebrities such as Jameela Jamil to fashion and red carpet events due to her unfailing design and beautiful colour palettes.