Stay calm and creative at London Fashion Week
Twenty-four hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it appeared that London Fashion Week would not take place. Burberry immediately announced it was canceling Saturday’s show (it was rescheduled for Sept. 26), followed by Rough Her Simmons. The dinner and party have been canceled at the request of the British Fashion Council.
Ultimately, the show, which coincided with the Queen’s state funeral in London on Monday, was moved or scrapped, but most of the designers stayed on course. Designer Michael Halpern said:
Instead, the designer acknowledged the Queen’s death by dedicating a collection to her, starting with a moment of silence. Or, in the case of Richard his Quinn, he pumped out 22 black looks against the backdrop of his montage of late monarch films. (In 2018, Quinn became the first and only designer to host the Queen at a fashion show, where she presented him with the first Queen Elizabeth II design award.)
It was an outstanding season and I’m glad they continued. Despite rapid inflation and setbacks over the past two and a half years, the designer has delivered a strong collection that lays the foundation for future business growth. Simone, who has carved out space in the womenswear category with dark, romantic clothing and affordable accessories, her Rocha is the first full her menswear under her Bailey frescoed dome. debuted a collection of She fused femininity with practicality, softening a black nylon bomber jacket with dropped shoulders and full blouson sleeves over her ruffled white skirt. She embroidered pink chamomile flowers on her white shirt. She wove thick harness straps into her shrunken black suit.