Despite still running a mixture of digital and physical shows, this season’s London Fashion Week (LFW) almost felt like a return to normality.
There were plenty of big names back on the schedule and a sense of joy to the proceedings – and this really translated into the clothes for spring/summer 2022.
Missed out on any of what happened over the long weekend? This is our cheat sheet for the best clothes, most exciting shows and viral moments from London Fashion Week…
Best entertainment: Rejina Pyo
Last night, Richard Malone showcased his latest collection at the @V_and_A and unveiled the limited edition capsule bag collection with @MulberryEngland. Explore the highlights from #LFW so far via https://t.co/PYkVORShrr #LFW #LFWClearpay pic.twitter.com/BXVXtTIgjj
— London Fashion Week (@LondonFashionWk) September 20, 2021
While there was much to love about Richard Malone’s collection – particularly the rich colour palette and gorgeous bags in collaboration with Mulberry – some parts did leave us scratching our heads. Most of the clothes were wearable (in a high fashion kind of way), but things derailed a bit by the end, with curtain rods and heavy drapes attached to the models’ dresses.
Best casting: Osman
The Osman show enlisted some particularly interesting models to walk the catwalk – including Tayce from season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and TV presenter Anita Rani.
Biggest surprise Victoria Beckham
Everyone thought VB was taking some time away from London Fashion Week as her name wasn’t on the schedule – but then she unexpectedly dropped a campaign video for her SS22 collection.
It might’ve been a surprise, but the clothes weren’t. Very much in Beckham’s wheelhouse, the collection was full of tailoring, long dresses, splashes of colour and plenty of wide-legged trousers.
Best use of florals: Richard Quinn
Florals for spring might not be ground-breaking, but Richard Quinn certainly makes it feel like it is. Playing LFW out with a bang, the collection mixed bright pastel colours with duvet-inspired floral coats and dresses, splashes of latex and studded leather jackets. It’s the kind of eclectic mix that absolutely shouldn’t work – but in Quinn’s hands, it does.