London Fashion Week is officially back in its physical form after an 18 month hiatus and the excitement is real. This means plenty of IRL catwalk shows and presentation for designers’ SS22 collections, including Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, RIXO, Bora Aksu, Simone Rocha, Erdem and more.
Some designs are also showing their new designs on the digital space, so I’ll be sharing the best ones with you here too. In the meantime, here’s a snapshot of what’s happened so far at London Fashion Week, which runs from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st September.
Bora Aksu (main picture)
For SS22, Bora Aksu presents a collection inspired by ‘levend kunstwerk’, Dutch socialite and inimitable muse Mathilde Willink. Willink was at the heart of a hedonistic revival in the Netherlands: her extravagant ‘un-Dutch’ character and marriage to painter Carel Willink dominated the media for two decades. Bora Aksu takes the soul of Mathilde and infuses it into his latest collection, a celebration of exuberance and a life lived to the fullest.
After more than a year on standby, the dancers of the Royal Opera House perform Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet in front of a live audience, wearing SS22 Halpern. The collection highlights the extraordinary discipline and determination demonstrated by the ballet company during the lockdown period, and their joy at returning to performing.
More is more when it comes to Alice Temperley’s SS22 collection. Myriad elements inspire the collection: the 1970s pattern and decoration movement, the glamour of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile collages with girlish cross-stitch motifs; hothouse palms cross with Moroccan mosaics.
The climate activist and fashion designer re-imagined looks from the summer 98 collection for this SS22 drop, recycling and re-using fabrics.
Scroll down for some of our favourite London Fashion Week SS22 looks.