Check out some of the most stunning collections at London Fashion Week Spring 2023.
London Fashion Week’s first fully in-person fashion week has come to a close. For the Spring-Summer 2023 season, the most-anticipated fashion week has brought some of the most outstanding fashion shows and, unsurprisingly, this season of London Fashion Week was also overshadowed by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th.
Some designers including Raf Simons, and Roksanda either decided to cancel or postponed their runway shows to a later date. For instance, Burberry confirmed that its show, originally scheduled for Sept. 17, was cancelled. The brand, a Royal Warrant holder, also posted a picture of the Queen on Instagram. “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We join the Royal Family in mourning her loss.” and added, “We will update you on our plans in due course, “. However, other brands continued as planned, while scaling down on many of the parties surrounding the shows themselves.
From JW Anderson’s seedy Soho casino to Erdem’s dramatic and glamorous collection, there’s been a definite buzz in the air as London Fashion Week is on kicking off. The result was a line-up of collections showing off incredible pieces which we will definitely be wearing in the upcoming season. So, these are the highlights of the most amazing spring 2023 fashion shows in London so far.
JW Anderson RTW Spring 2023
JW Anderson unveiled its latest Spring 2023 at London Fashion Week, challenging our virtual existences in its latest collection. The designer has been asking himself the question lately “Are we falling into the screen? Are we becoming our phones?” – that’s why, for the current season, he showed off dresses adorned with computer keys or a futuristic metallic orb while shirts boasted screensaver-inspired images. “I like this idea of a transient moment in time. I’ve been exploring this for several collections,”. He also added, “I think it’s really like an alternate universe, and there are layers and layers and layers to it. I think it’s probably about realism. I don’t think it’s about futurism. It’s more about a reflection of ourselves somehow.”
Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2023
Simone Rocha’s Spring 2023 collection featured parachute tapes threaded through dresses and big, bubble-bomber jackets. There were also lots of airy, pale white-beige-pink layers of tulle, deconstructed corsets, flounced veils, etc. “This collection was very much a reaction to the last few years. It was very harnessing an emotion that felt like this kind of powerful, feminine statement.” and added, “There’s definitely pieces within the collection that I think people will feel potentially a response to the current situation. Because my original inspiration, back at Central Saint Martins, was this old tradition of the people of the Aran Isles,”
Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2023
Creative Designer Christopher Kane is back for this Spring 2023 season. The designer presented his latest collection at London Fashion Week in the enormous Roundhouse venue in Camden. The show revisited many of Kane’s signature themes, including the mechanics and makeup of the human body, lingerie, and bodycon dressing. That’s why he presented a collection which was more of an anatomy class. Kane said he was thinking about “skeletal structures as an invisible shield, an armour. It was about protecting and dissecting the body and showing symbolical strength and power.”
Nensi Dojaka RTW Spring 2023
Albanian designer Nensi Dojaka debuted its Spring 2023 collection during London Fashion Week. The line featured delicate, négliglée-like necklines, cut-out bodices, and curve-enhancing silhouettes. Models walked the runway showing off powerful personality/style while emanating the king of self-assured sexiness that comes with just knowing how beautiful you look. The designer also presented plenty of newness by way of shimmering sequin fabrics, going-out tops, flouncy mini-skirts, slinky lingerie-inspired bike shorts, and much more.
Stefan Cooke RTW Spring 2023
One of the most anticipated fashion brands – Stefan Cooke – presented its latest Spring 2023 collection at London Fashion Week. Stefan Cooke and his life and work partner Jake Burt showed off tightly compelling womenswear to offer for the first time. “We’ve been planning it for actually quite a long time and it felt right to do it. We wanted it to be really succinct, but also really tactile… It’s really amazing to actually do dressmaking. It’s more limitless and dynamic,” Cooke explained. The Designers introduced the well-known Miu Miu high-skirted minidress, twinset zip-up minis, denim and leather pants, zip, up off-white jackets, and much more.