Given the recent passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, many were unsure how this season of London Fashion Week would play out. At the time, Fashion Week fought in tribute.Big events like Burberry and Raf Simons were canceled, but the lineups continued to perform well, led by brands like JW Anderson and Christopher Kane.
Despite the gloomy conditions, across the pond, an eclectic mix of creative frenzy lit up the runways last weekend. In case you missed it, read on for a quick recap featuring some of the most notable looks, from a special tribute to the Queen, to JW Anderson’s underwater humor, to Simone Rocha’s decadent beauty. please
A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Although parties were banned during the season, runway shows were still scheduled to pay a special tribute to the late monarch. The show started, followed by a collection of mostly dark colors.
Under the Sea with JW Anderson
Who said fashion has no sense of humor? JW Anderson’s Spring 2023 runway collection features a shoulder knot bin bag his dress printed with images of pet fish. Is it where Nemo has been hiding all this time?
Pretty Florals Shea Ardem
Clothes don’t necessarily have to be subversive or controversial. Sometimes it’s just plain clean. This was the case for his Spring 2023 show at Erdem, which featured a number of dreamy dresses inspired by the world of art restoration and the construction of clothing used in the preservation process of historical costumes.
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Simone Rocha’s veil
Need some wedding inspiration? Her Spring/Summer 2023 collection from Simone Rocha has you covered. From her tiered tulle blazers to her wedding tulle-covered ensembles, this collection showcases beautiful silhouettes with a practical twist.
Soldiers of the Y2K trend
Unless you’re living under a rock, you know the Year 2000 looks are back in full swing. A number of 2000s-inspired looks emerged, including the KNWLS collection, which perfectly combines old and nostalgia.
Emily Ratajkowski Walks Nensi Dojaka
Joining JW Anderson, Emily Ratajkowski was spotted walking the runway for designer Nensi Dojaka at this London Fashion Week. Perfect for a model known for leaning towards. For the occasion, Ratajkowski wore a well-designed bra dress with delicate trimmings.
Christopher Kane’s body of work (literally)
Every season, we can expect Christopher Kane to surprise us. For the Spring 2023 collection, Kane gave us a clear anatomy lesson. The clear vinyl dress above features unconventional use of imagery such as rose cutouts and human arm anatomy.