Following the display of striking collections in New York, the Spring Summer 2023 collections were presented at London Fashion Week. Although news of the Queen’s death changed several plans; many designers went on with their scheduled shows, paying homage to His Majesty in their own way.
Here’s everything you need to know from London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 shows.
MILITARY IMPACT IN BORA AKSU
Bora Aksu presented a military-inspired collection in which distinctive feminine harmony blends perfectly with masculine details. The fashion show, which opened and closed with the sound of military drums, exhibited 1930s style military jackets, trench coats and flowing silk skirts.
DILARA FINDIKOĞLU’S BORN JOURNEY
Fındıkoğlu said about her collection, “It is about my own journey of spiritual freedom and rebirth.” Each appearance offered a narrative of traumatic memories from the designer’s past. It was exhibited in 4 steps: the trapped child, the decent girl in chains, the funeral of Dilara’s own past and finally her rebirth…
WORKING WOMAN OF REJINA PYO
Rejina Pyo is a talented and ambitious lady who makes clothes for other talented and ambitious ladies. Her collection screamed “soft power” with knits and oversized blazers made for working ladies’ residential work wardrobes.
JW ANDERSON CREATED THE PLAYGROUND
Jonathan Anderson, who took over a London arcade, put on a neon-lit show showing the fun side of fashion. In the final, he sent a graphically printed black T-shirt to the podium in memory of the Queen.
NEW LOOKS OF NENSI DOJAKA
The designer, who presented a sequined transparent dress for the first time last term; this period showcased new looks in signature silhouettes. Lace, denim, leopard print tulle show length in the spring/summer 2023 period; expanded the color palette to pink, red, lilac, purple and more.
WATER DREAMS OF DAVID KOMA
David Koma combines elements of the water with daily urban explorations; created a fantasy reflecting this extraordinary union. Lightweight feather dresses in Yves Klein blue that mimicked the sea itself, macrame tops and skirts inspired by fisherman knots floated on the runway. Embroidery in the form of starfish, oyster shells, and octopus tentacles were powerful details.
A MASSAGE OF CONTRAST BY SIMONE ROCHA
Simone Rocha displayed the parable of two moods in the marble halls of London’s historic court, the Old Bailey. “I wanted to bring a kind of vulnerability and tenderness to the man and then; on the contrary, I really wanted to bring a medicine of structure, strength and functionality to femininity,” she explains.
HISTORY OF ERDEM
Erdem Moralıoğlu’s collection was one of the most imaginative collections born out of his love for all things historical, his fondness for the art of tailoring and the exquisite delicacy of his London fashion house. The designer contacted repair specialists (British Museum, Tate, V&A and National Gallery) at some of London’s most valuable art institutions; He followed a different path for his narration that glorified the elegant cultural figures of the past.
PRAISE TO THE WOMEN’S BODY FROM CHRISTOPHER KANE
Christopher Kane praised the female figure inside and out for his Spring/Summer 2023 presentation. Kane pointed to the power of the female body by depicting her stylish anatomy in her designs.
RICHARD QUINN DATES HIS SHOW TO THE QUEEN
Who could close London Fashion Week more appropriately than the unforgettable Richard Quinn, who attended the Queen’s Fall/Winter 2018 fashion show? British Design Queen II. Elizabeth Award winner Quinn dedicated her collection to her most high-profile supporter, whose grace and kindness touched her in the midst of many.