Fashion Week Recap
The AW23 Fashion Week are officially finished all over the world and it’s finally time for us to put together a roundup of our favourite moments from London Fashion Week. This season, the energy and creativity of the city was visible in each one of the outfits on the catwalks, both for menswear and womenswear.
London Fashion Week celebrated the city itself: from beautifully joyful clothing, to exciting young emerging talent and heavyweight household names, this season proved that London is clearly leading the way when it comes to diversity both on and off the runway.
From Daniel Lee’s reimagining of the iconic Burberry, to Chet Lo’s gothic collection, the Autumn/Winter 2023 collections were a feast for the senses: full of fantastical fashion and timeless in their execution. We’ve put together some of our favourite moments from the 5-days show.
Richard Quinn’s show space included walls draped in flowers, chandeliers hanging from above and tiled flooring with a checkerboard pattern. Of course, the dramatic interiors were matched with a collection that was just as dramatic, filled with the brand's signature floral prints and latex touches, as well as 17 bridal looks.
Molly Goddard, on the other hand, hosted an intimate show inside her London studio this season. Models emerged from the brand's atelier and walked through the designer's showroom. Goddard explained that this season, the collection was not about drama but instead wearability, celebrating the joy of getting dressed.
Of course, we do need to mention Daniel Lee’s Burberry which did not disappoint. From the unexpected colour combinations, the exaggerated silhouettes and playful variations on the iconic Burberry check, this show was one of the week’s biggest highlight.
Dilara Fındıkoğlu staged her latest show inside an old church in Bow, making it the perfect setting for the hauntingly beautiful designs that made their way around the room. From boned corsets, waist-cinching belts to lingerie-inspired looks, the designer also experimented with leather, lace, and feathers this season.
One of the key things to look for at Fashion Week is wearability: how a collection fits in within your wardrobe and how long you'll keep wearing these pieces. We truly believe that Eudon Choi and Tove’s collection nailed wearability. Made for the minimalist with an elevated sense of style, both these collections are THE aspirational wardrobe.
JW Anderson’s show had a little bit of everything: a live female bagpipe player, a set that opened in complete darkness, green t-shirts with phallic imagery, Tesco bags as dresses and a front row featuring Alexa Chung wearing one of the label’s newly debuted, lifelike frog clutches. But such is to be expected from one of the most commercially experimental designers of London Fashion Week!
Our personal favourite collection from this season’s Fashion Week was Chet Lo.
Chet Lo kept us on our toes for the Fall/Winter 2023 London Fashion Week presentation. Debuting a diversion from their own norms, Lo served up House signatures like puckered and three-dimension fabrics, only this time, instead of having the usual pop of colour, it was subverted in a gothic, moody vein with coloured tongues and clownish make-up.
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