While the Fashion Week post-pandemic opened with a banger, Copenhagen Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week gave us all the reasons to get excited, but the unfortunate death of Queen Elizabeth 2 on September 8 left the city shaken.
While the city mourned its loss, several designers like Raf Simons, Burberry, and Rakhsanda, called off their shows at London Fashion Week Spring 2023.
A UK-based designer Harris Reed mentions that “It has been a challenging two years…,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “London is a place where community, creativity, and cultivation should always be in the forefront of what we support and nurture.”
However, London Fashion Week started off with Reed as a tribute to the late monarch with over-the-top gowns and dramatic halo pieces with the collaboration with Vivienne. London Fashion looks took us back to the 2000s.
We’ve seen similar silhouettes in NFW like Bubble Hem (Christopher Kane) and Voluminous bell bottoms (Halpern & and Dilara Findikoglu) were the major themes.
We also witnessed noticeable low waist hemlines, dopamine dressing yet continues to rule, and close to naked sheer looks redefining sexy all at once.
8 Fashion Trends inspired by London Fashion Week
While we list the top Fashion Trends inspired by London Fashion Week Spring 2023, you can also check out our latest lists of the best looks at New York Fashion Week for more design and style references.
1. Engineered Bra tops
Engineered bra tops have been quite a rage since the lockdown and still continue to stay for the longest time. Coming in different details, sheer tops, fabrics, and materials, there’s every aspect explored. Plunging necklines are seen in crop tops and bralettes tops, designers like David Koma and Erdem looked to intricate corsetry, bra line cut-outs, and embellished necklines to display cleavage in new ways.
2. Inspired by the Fantasy
With metallic lines and silhouettes that are flowy and structured and explored in various metallic colors, we’re looking at gorgeous most imaginative, dramatic, outsized sculptural shapes at Harris Reed, thought-provoking beauty has got us drooling.
3. Micros Minis
Submersive is sexy and what other way to define it with micro minis with the tinge of feminine aesthetics added? Picking up where last season’s mini-mania left off, the latest options are super feminine with just a bit of bite, be it high-shine silver (see Nensi Dojaka and Simone Rocha).
4. Moody Blues
Denim never goes off style but what we’re inspired to look at are the attractive hues, prints, and fabric textures for the year, bralettes crop tops, jeans, shorts, jackets, dresses, etc.
5. Off the Shoulder
Single shoulders from Y2K-inspired at David Koma to Grecian goddess-worthy at Interior — have been dominating the shows this LFW. One particular stand out? An elegantly draped long-sleeve design at Rejina Pyo that’s destined for more than a few cocktail parties.
6. Strappy Details
Multiple straps around the necks that are twisted in different directions might not be the most convenient condition to deal with in the morning. However, as brands like Mark Fast, KNWLS, Nensi Dojaka, and others have demonstrated, the stylish and subtly sexy detail is worth the extra work.
7. The Sage Chase
There was green for every mood and sensibility on the British runways, including Kelly, lime, mint, and army. a few notables? The soft pistachio at Rejina Pyo, Christopher Kane’s pastel tones, and Simone Rocha’s incorporation of olive.
8. Tulle Dressing
Big, fluffy, and flouncy, the material once only used for demure tutus received the catwalk treatment by way of statement designs (Erdem’s ballgowns and floor-length veils) and bold colors (see the Kelly green and coral at Huishan Zhang and bright lilac at Molly Goddard).