The best moments and looks from London Fashion Week
After a truly historic week, London Fashion Week ended with a fitting tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, with Richard Quinn dedicating an entire show to the monarch’s mourning dress.
The first 18 looks to hit the runway were all-black widow weeds, adorned with feathers and jewelery and covered with heavy lace veils. Beautiful and moving, it seemed only fitting that the first winner of her Queen Elizabeth II Fashion Awards in 2018 would pay tribute to the passing of the monarch who sat front row at her first show. rice field.
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In her mourning looks, Quinn also showed her love of color and pattern with bright, molded mini dresses that stood high around her ears, paired with thick tights or long boots. They, too, nodded at the colorful outfits that the Queen was so famous for.
At one point, London Fashion Week looked like it wouldn’t take place at all after the Queen’s death, but the event continued, albeit significantly scaled back. The designers had the presence of mind to deliver collections that managed to carefully navigate the respectful and raw and celebratory fashion that London is so adept at cultivating.
Earlier in the week, Harris Reed unveiled a collection that shows exactly why he’s a fashion set darling. Adam singing as part of his collaboration with rock band Her Queen In his Lambert performance, Reid’s show channeled old-school glam, with exaggerated shoulders, form-fitting dresses with mermaid hemlines, and oversized hats. was placed under one eye.
At Edward Crutchley, a nautical-themed show unfolds with metallic fabrics formed into rounded shapes around the body, tiered in shimmering tones of veil de gris and seashell pink. It culminated in a dress, and it took on a towering Poseidon quality thanks to the platform sandals worn underneath.
JW Anderson brought his trademark subversive humor to the proceedings, pumping out an upside-down jumper as a dress and draping a metal clothes hanger around the model’s neck. Later, otherworldly forms appeared, such as silver shift dresses that bulged around the hips.
Christopher Kane also explored new directions, examining anatomical drawings and sprinkling them into a variety of looks.
For Simone Rocha, who chose the Old Bailey as the venue, menswear was shown for the first time at the show. Parachute His mix of fabrics, webbing straps and layers of net as a veil was gorgeous and so delicious. The show was booked in looks with a veil.
Erdem also, like all the best Erdem collections, pulled out all the stops, delivering a show like stumbled upon the world’s biggest dress-up box filled with corsets, huge skirts and fragile chiffon. He delivered exquisitely feminine dresses in retro-inspired fabrics, as if they were cut from the most beautiful curtains in the world. It was nice.
Meanwhile, on the streets of Shoreditch, David Koma showed off his latest energetic look, with floor-length skirts cut off one leg and dresses fitted to the body. The orange, blue, and glittering iridescent thigh-high boots soon became a celebrity sighting.
Molly Goddard put on a stunning show in vibrant iridescent hues and days of ruffles, culminating in a ballgown that looked like it was made entirely out of collected netting, duo Chopova Rowena. announced its first runway show. Famous for their carabiner-finished skirts, their debut was full of color, pattern and youthful energy.
Halpern opened the show at the Royal Exchange in a cornflower blue headscarf tied under her chin and a huge billowing translucent cloak. Definitely a nod to the Queen, it felt a little out of sync with the sequined looks of 1970s Studio 54.
The upbeat, dynamic glow appeared in a tight, slinky dress and mismatched legs in kick-flare pants, transitioning into a Barbie-themed segment complete with a giant flick wig. Drawing these rather different elements together, the closing look is another headscarf and cape combination, this time in retro babydoll sheer black.
Paul & Joe also used a headscarf tied under the chin in honor of the Queen, now worn in red gingham.
Updated: Sep 21, 2022, 12:00 PM