As we bid our goodbyes to New York Fashion Week, there’s no time to be wasted as we cross the Atlantic to land in the British capital for its famed event London Fashion Week. For Fall/Winter 2023, the line-up is filled with heavy hitters, from the Harry-approved S.S. Daley to LVMH Prize winner Nensi Dojaka, we will be able to watch how some of our favourite designers have evolved this season. In true LFW fashion, the line up also includes a heavy roster of up-and-coming designers, from Fashion East’s new lineup to CSM’s MA Fashion show, the future of fashion is about to hit the runway. Perhaps the biggest event though will be Daniel Lee’s first ever collection showing for Burberry, after a polarising initial campaign that dropped just a few weeks ago.
To say there is lots going on would be an understatement, but just for you we’ve rounded up a list of big names to watch out for as well as emerging designers to not miss. Keep reading for your London Fashion Week guide.
FASHION EAST – 17/02 (12:00 GMT)
Fashion East is the place to look for tomorrow’s leading fashion designers. With alumni like Kim Jones to JW Anderson, the talent incubator has an eye for emerging talent and a goal to uplift them. This year’s roster includes Karolina Vitto, Standing Ground and Johanna Parv, an eclectic mix of designers whose aesthetic are all distinct.
CHET LO – 18/02 (13:00 GMT)
There is always a sense of excitement to see what the designer known for his popcorn-style clothing will put out. Having dressed the likes of Doja Cat and Kylie Jenner, Chet Lo’s unique aesthetic has catapulted the success of his brand. Last season, we saw the designer evolve, building off of the popcorn knits, while not disregarding them completely, tapping into his Asian heritage. For this season, we sure can expect Chet Lo’s famous knits as well as some new designs to surprise us.
NENSI DOJAKA – 18/02 (18:00 GMT)
The LVMH 2021 Emerging Talent Prize winner has carved out her aesthetic: barely-there mesh dresses with lots of asymmetrical cuts. Last Fall/Winter show, Nensi Dojaka gave her models long-sleeved dresses as well as suit jackets and trousers for more coverage against the colder weather. This season, we wonder if Dojaka will ventre into outerwear, considering most of the pieces we have seen from her have been more summer-appropriate.
SIMONE ROCHA – 19/02 (15:00 GMT)
Simone Rocha’s unofficial motto is ‘go big or go home’. With overexaggerated gowns, big shoulders and oversized coats, we are sure to receive a show from Rocha. Over the past week, Rocha has been teasing her upcoming show via her Instagram, posting photos of stonehenge-looking rocks and announcing the collaboration with 6 different artists, including digital artist Toby Evans. What all 6 of them are cooking up for the Simone Rocha show, we will have to wait and find out.
S.S. DALEY – 19/02 (17:00 GMT)
We’ve already got a few details concerning S.S. Daley’s upcoming show: it will be titled “Ninth Wave” and it will feature a green suit and satin shirt previewed by Harry Styles. Daley’s approach to design is rooted in classic English charm, revisiting old styles while putting a youthful, often genderless, spin on them. We’re not entirely sure what to expect from the designer but if we had to guess, there’s definitely going to be wide-legged trousers and knitted vests.
BURBERRY – 20/02 (18:00 GMT)
This is probably the most anticipated and talked about event of London Fashion Week. Former Bottega Veneta designer Daniel Lee will reveal his first collection for the British brand. Lee already teased his creative vision for Burberry in a campaign that got us all talking. The designer looked back to Burberry’s heritage, reintroducing the Equestrian Knight Prorsum logo as well as an older-fashioned name logo. Let’s just say Lee has probably been spending his time deep in the Burberry archives for this one.
CSM MA FASHION SHOW – 20/02 (20:00 GMT)
The prestigious university’s seasonal show is always one to keep an out for. Having educated talents from Alexander McQueen to Phoebe Philo, the Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion shows are always an exciting event which, quite literally, showcases the future of fashion. From Ding Yun Zhang’s ultra puffers in 2020 to Jawara Alleyne’s subversive take on menswear, CSM’s MA students are constantly impressing us.
UKRAINIAN FASHION WEEK – 21/02 (10:00 GMT)
The British Fashion Council and Ukrainian Fashion Week have decided to come together in London to support and showcase 3 different Ukrainian designers. Of those designers, we have the brand behind Sam Smith’s “I’m not here to make friends” music video look FROLOV. Also showing will be KSENIASCHNAIDER, the patchwork and prints specialist and PASKAL, known for her babydoll-inspired ruffled dresses.
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