London Fashion Week is always at the forefront of experimental and diverse fashion and this season is no exception.
The SS24 collections from both emerging and seasoned designers started off with a bang, with mood-boosting, zesty trends as well as wearable designs you'll want to wear straight off the catwalk and for seasons to come.
Here are the London Fashion Week SS24 moments we can't stop thinking about.
For SS24, Erdem examined a story of heritage, by paying homage to the late dowager Duchess of Devonshire, and her relationship with Chatsworth House. Erdem was granted access to the archive of Debo, and the result is a collection not just inspired by her wardrobe, but an embodiment of her spirit and vision. Antique textiles from Chatsworth have been weaved into dresses and coat linings, and a deconstructed gown features remnants of Chatsworth House curtains, hand embroidered by Cecily Lasnet, Debo’s great granddaughter.
No one understands what women want to wear quite like Camille Perry and Holly Wright, the brains behind TOVE. You could almost hear every spectator at the show mentally adding every item of their spring/summer 24 collection to their shopping list. Fluid silk dresses in classic neutral shades with a pop of colour here and there, tailored suits just the right side of oversized and a fresh take on wardrobe staples like the white shirt and the trench. There's not a single item we couldn't see ourselves wearing. And rather excitingly, TOVE introduced their debut luxury leather Footwear Collection. Hand crafted in Portugal and Italy, this capsule collection comprised of a babouche slipper in tumbled leather, a timeless flat, almond toe pump and an elegant flat sandal. Sold.
Out of great loss comes a sense of reflection and calm, and Richard Quinn's latest collection was a beautiful homage to his father, Patrick James Quinn. Serenaded by the English Chamber Orchestra, models including Jourdan Dunn wore beautifully intricate designs, embellished with embroideries and crystals that caught the light. Each design was there to bring a sense of celebration and reflection, for the designer's greatest champion.
JW Anderson's SS24 was all about having fun. Playing with proportions and texture, with the casual and the elevated, with the masculine and the feminine. There were oversized bombers which had feathers exploding at the seams, a hoodie moulded to the model's body, dresses with exaggerated hips, padded trousers in vibrant orange - a colour we're already lauding as SS24's star hue.
Molly Goddard quite literally turned things inside out for her spring/summer 24 collection. She put the spotlight on the unsung heroes that pull garments together - grosgrain, zig zag stitching, exposed zips - by deliberately leaving them on show and making them the focus of each look. There were frills peaking out from seams of tailoring, pin tucks cut on the bias creating new silhouettes and draping, in rich pastel shades interspersed with vivid green.
This year marks AllSaints' 30th anniversary and to celebrate, it took over the last remaining tram station in the UK, The Kingsway Tram Tunnels, in a fashion first.
As for inspiration, it looked to the beginning. Imagine it's 1994, the year that the summer festival exploded into popular culture. Woodstock, Glastonbury, Burning Man... they all served as inspiration for the collection, which featured delved into the archives of AS with crochet, embellishment, maxi and micro hem lines and studded leather throughout.
Presented in the stunning setting of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, Eudon Choi's SS24 collection, 'Chasing Butterflies', was inspired by impressionist painter Berthe Morisot. This was reflected in the fluidity and softness of the garments' movement, perhaps evoking the artist's brushstroke. Muted tones of pink, blue and grey were lifted by the occasional saturated hue (this is Eudon after all), while deconstructed tailoring was mixed in with whimsical dresses that enhanced the models' movements.