Last month we got to enjoy the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer experience. And while some of the shows remained digital, a lot of the brands decided to return to form and present their London Fashion Week SS2022 shows live and with all the flair that we are used to.
Both the event and the new styles were incredibly exciting, which is why today we’d like to share the standout collection pieces with you. So you can know which styles are looking to make an impression next year, and so you can get your covertable style ready ahead of time.
Westwood has been shaping UK Fashion since the 70s, and this year she showed us once again how we will want to dress next year. Her show focused on reinvented designs from 1998, resulting in a down-to-earth yet modern approach. Stripes and squares are present all over her design. It’s retro yet modern, and done with that sensibility we could only expect from Westwood.
Lee’s new collection focused on our desire as a society to return to the world to enjoy new things and get to dress up once again. This is why her collection is bold, colorful, and quite simply fun. Directly affected and even inspired by the lockdown Lee presented a collection with 53 colors based around the leftover fabric in her studio. The result is fresh, whimsical, and very playful, perfect for everybody ready to rediscover the world.
Koma’s new collection can be best described as “swimwear meets haute couture”, and his show even took place on a runway next to a swimming pool. Heavily inspired by swimmer Annette Kellerman, Koma presented a collection that combined the shape of swimsuits with accessories and flair that wouldn’t look out of place in a showgirl. The result is a potpourri of styles and colors that is as unique as it is innovative.
Wickstead’s collection was also a return to past times, but Wickstead took it even further back into the past with a deep and clear inspiration in 1960’s cinema and particularly its color palette. Skirts were prevalent in all of her designs, with a focus on accentuating the hips and waist without actually showing them. Meanwhile orange and green were the main colors present, while rose patterns dominated the fabric she chose for her dresses.
Rocha brought back her traditional medieval feel with a show that fittingly took place in St. Bartholomew’s church. Combining her traditional style with a collection inspired by motherhood Rocha presented a collection that reinvented nightgowns and communion dresses with exaggerated proportions. Lace and frills were a large part of her presentation, which only added to the gothic feel of her collection.