Many were unsure how London Fashion Week would go this season, given the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. While the country went into national mourning, fashion week proceeded respectfully. Although some tent pole shows like Burberry and Raf Simons were cancelled, the lineup remained strong with brands like JW Anderson and Christopher Kane leading the way.
Across the pond, an eclectic mix of creative fizz lit up the runways this past weekend, despite the bleak context. If you missed it, read on for a quick rundown of some of the most remarkable looks, from special tributes to the Queen, to underwater humor at JW Anderson, to decadent beauty at Simone Rocha.
Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
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Although parties were banned for the season, runway shows were still planned, but they paid special tribute to the late monarch. At Daniel W Fletcher, the show began with a minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II, followed by a largely dark-hued collection.
Under the Sea with JW Anderson
Who said fashion can’t have a sense of humor? JW Anderson’s Spring 2023 runway collection features garbage bag dresses tied at the shoulder and printed with pet images. Could that be where Nemo was hiding the whole time?
Pretty Florals Chez Erdem
Clothing doesn’t always have to be subversive or controversial; sometimes it can just be beautiful. Such was the case with Erdem’s Spring 2023 show, which features a plethora of dreamy dresses inspired by the world of art restoration and understructures of clothing, used in processes for preserving period costumes.
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Veils at Simone Rocha
Need wedding inspiration? Simone Rocha’s Spring 2023 collection has you covered. From layered tulle blazers to full tulle wedding gowns, the collection showcases beautiful silhouettes with a utilitarian twist.
Y2K trend soldiers on
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the Y2K looks are back in full swing. Unsurprisingly, runways during London Fashion Week feature plenty of 2000s-inspired looks, including the KNWLS collection, which is the perfect combination of edgy grunge aesthetic with a dash of nostalgia.
Emily Ratajkowski runs Nensi Dojaka
Alongside JW Anderson, Emily Ratajkowski was spotted on the runway for bubbly designer Nensi Dojaka during London Fashion Week. The refined sexiness of the brand fits perfectly with the model, which is known for her sensuality. For the occasion, Ratajkowski wore a well-designed bra dress with delicate trimmings.
Christopher Kane’s body of work (literally)
You can count on Christopher Kane to surprise us every season. For his Spring 2023 collection, Kane gave us an explicit anatomy lesson. The sheer vinyl dress above features an unconventional use of imagery, with cut-outs of roses and an anatomical diagram of the human arm.
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