London, November 4, 2011 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, is pleased to confirm another successful sponsorship of London Fashion Week in September.
London Fashion Week is the biggest event on the British fashion calendar, drawing in more than 5,000 buyers and journalists and more than 200 UK and International designers.
As Principal sponsor of the event, Canon shared its passion for the power of image with the world of fashion, helping professional photographers capture and deliver beautiful images both on and off the catwalk. More than 350 accredited catwalk photographers attended the event in September, including professional photographers using Canon, shooting more than 68 catwalk shows across the six days.
The photographers were working in a high-pressured, busy and crowded environment, always trying to get ‘the perfect shot’. For the duration of London Fashion Week, the Canon Professional Services Photographers’ Centre provided a range of support services for all accredited photographers and videographers, carrying out 112 minor repairs, 112 lens loans, and 53 camera loans. A team of technicians was also on hand to handle any questions and give technical advice.
James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “There is a natural synergy between Canon and the fashion industry, reflecting our desire to produce imaging solutions that encourage and unleash creativity. European Fashion Weeks provide great opportunities for us to give focussed support to professional photographers, many of whom are our customers. We are proud of Canon’s long-term association with these landmark fashion events.”
As well as being the Principal sponsor of London Fashion Week in September 2011, Canon is also a title sponsor of Milan Fashion Week and a key sponsor of Paris Fashion Week. Milan’s September event saw more than 15,000 attendees overall, including 8,000 buyers and 2,000 journalists.
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About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 11,000 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.
Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei - ‘To live and work together for the common good’.
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 London Fashion Week ran from 16-21 September 2011