Unsurprisingly, this season of London Fashion Week was overshadowed by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. But while some designers including Burberry decided to cancel their runway shows, other continued as planned, while scaling down on many of the parties surrounding the shows themselves.
We take a look at some of the highlights…
Christopher Kane returned to the runway this season to present a collection that dissected the staples of a woman’s wardrobe. With a pastel-toned colour palette, the designer presented a series of stripped-back lingerie inspire pieces that were both feminine and sexy. In between were bold prints and a series of understated light-knitted pieces, as well as touches of leather.
Jonathan Anderson’s collection for his own brand was a celebration of the present and the future, these important moments coming together with a sense of originality. Simple images of sunsets, beaches and goldfish were combined with technological fabrics and futuristic silhouettes.
Simone Rocha declared that her Spring/Summer 2023 collection was a reaction to all that has happened over the past few years. She wanted to make a powerful, feminine statement. And that she did, with bold, strong looks that gave a modern twist to femininity. Raw, edgy materials such as parachute tapes were threaded through elegant lace and floral printed garments, to tell a tale of two sides.
Erdem brought life and colour to the runway with a collection featuring intricate floral prints and vibrant hues. On the eve of the Queen’s funeral, Erdem Moralioglu wanted to pay tribute to Her Majesty and he did so with dramatic veils worn by the models as they paraded through the British Museum. A fond farewell from a brand that has a close bond with the Royal Family.