London Fashion Week: All the best SS22 looks

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  • 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.

    Erdem (main picture)

    Erdem’s SS22 collection is a love letter to London’s idiosyncratic soul, told in a dance between two extraordinary and timeless women: Edith Sitwell and Ottoline Morrell. Together, they encapsulate the city’s fervent spirit which, for me, is an endless inspiration. Sitwell and Morrell were enigmatic characters who lived on the peripheries between myth and reality. The mood is one of wistful glamour and elegant insouciance, reflecting the personalities of our protagonists. An earthy purity of textiles – waxed cottons, raw and crushed linens – are elevated with cinched tailoring and a variety of embellishments. Hand-stitched crystal beads bring opulence to a raw linen dress and pencil skirt. A crushed linen dress, neatly gathered at the waist and neckline, is softened with a re-embroidered lace motif.

    Richard Malone and Mulberry

    In the V&A, amidst Renaissance treasures the Raphael Cartoons, Richard Malone unveils his latest collection. The juxtaposition of the old and the new sets the scene for a collection that explores the tension between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ taste and the comfort we find in creativity. In it Malone makes a pertinent statement about the subjectivity of art and the emotion each viewer, or wearer, brings to something. We project our own meanings, stories and histories.

    This collection also marks the launch of a new limited-edition collaboration with British luxury brand Mulberry, the partnership is the latest Mulberry Editions collection to launch during the brand’s 50th anniversary year.

    Melding his own distinct design language with Mulberry’s heritage, Malone reinterprets the brand’s Bayswater and Darley bags, these are complemented by a line-up of small accessories.

    Halpern

    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.

    Temperley

    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.

    Vivienne Westwood

    The climate activist and fashion designer re-imagined looks from the summer 98 collection for this SS22 drop, recycling and re-using fabrics.

    Royal Salute x Richard Quinn whisky collab

    ‘Being able to spark creatively with Royal Salute has been an amazing experience. Witnessing craftsmanship and innovation within different expertise has always fascinated me, so exploring the world of expertly blended and high-aged whisky for the first time was such a powerful source of inspiration. The collaboration has been a real creative process and I’m thrilled that the expression that resulted from this great partnership encapsulates both of our passions in a truly modern way. I love the thought that my designs for Royal Salute will be collected and treasured for years to come by whisky and fashion lovers around the world,’ says Richard Quinn.

    Scroll down for some of our favourite London Fashion Week SS22 looks.

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