London Fashion Week is the season’s highlight for many fashionistas, and this year’s shows did not disappoint. It always remains true to its roots from mesmerizing textures, in-your-face prints, decadent fabrics, daring cuts and artful embellishments. Let’s review the biggest moments the Autumn/Winter 2022 shows, and dive into the key trends that we will be wearing in coming fall according to London Fashion Week’s catwalk.
This time around, more designers return to the physical shows after taking a few seasons off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 18 runway shows on the official London Fashion Week calendar this year. Here outputs 5 AW 2022 collections. Scroll down to see every major moment happened on the catwalk.
This collection was all about making a statement. They frankly show a powerful and emotional eulogy to the late Federica “Kikka” Cavenati, the co-founder of the London label, whose life was stopped late last year. We saw a lot of metallic fabrics collaborated with artfully tailor and patchwork or conspicuous accessories. That made ensembles look like a shimmering mermaid, and exuded a sense of both sleek and modern. The collection was entitled as “Tears” to express repect to “Kikka”.
Animal prints were the story of this collection. With versatile prints and styles on the runway, it seems to be glitzier and more fun than ever. As their statement, the collective experience on the past two years ofter feel surreal. But on the contrary, we embrace an intrepid spirit towarding reality. Infusing a kind of glamous that uplifts our emotions is meaningful for designer. Considering that in mind, the collection wrapped up in a dreamlike narrative. This collection felt like a return to the 1970s’ party.
Ruffles were everywhere in this collection, from sleeves to hems to necklines. They added a touch of Victorian drama to what otherwise would have been classic looks with tailored lines. Also the collection sweep throught the upper class, the working class and the sporty. All of them are melted with the spirit of sportwear, and embelished with the regal sparkle and precious colored stones. That made this collection much more modern.
As for brand Burberry, London is given with great affection. London city is where they grew and established. It is a capital building on its heritage and unified by its diverse community. This collection made contrast betwixt city and country, pageantry and punk, diving into the concept of Brithshness with a fluid idea. Tartan and sequins display more potentials without limitation. Moving beyond boundaries is the pursuit of this collection.
“60 Years A Queen” collection take inspiration from the 1897 book of the same name on the reign of Queen Victoria. That kicked off the AW2022 shows of LFW with fully atmosphere of the Victoria era. Detail-designs of ruffed necklines, dramatic silhouettes tailor gether with jewel tones evoking the painted faces in Elizabethan era.
After all this, we can feel that London Fashion Week AW 2022 is an extraordinary event palpably. It’s not just great clothes; it’s a place where creativity and imagination collide and dreams set sail.