2 days into London Fashion Week, many have commented on the burgeoning talents and inspiration that free-flowed. Worlds apart from New York Fashion Week’s more polished, upscale looks with touches that are often more formal, you can expect to see designers showing at LFW embracing the relentlessly energetic and nonchalantly cool streetwear style oozing sex appeal in the unique way London does so well.
Halpern shows more than just elaborate sequins and sparkle for the AW22 collection. The range of elevated runway looks include slinky designs featuring contrasting pastel colors and form fitting silhouettes, oversized and tiered skirts in full volume, sleek tassels in ombré shades, as well as the sculptured shapes the brand has become synonymous with.
For AW22, Ahluwalia makes a triumphant return to London Fashion Week’s physical runway after having gone digital over the past two years. Exploring Priya Ahluwalia’s deep connection with both Bollywood and Nollywood, the collection pays tribute to cross-continental heritage and the dramatic plots of traditional Indian and Nigerian storytelling. From sport-luxe looks from menswear to button-ups paired with headscarf in womenswear, the sex appeal of the next season is present throughout.
One of the hottest shows this season, NEWGEN winner Nensi Dojaka does not disappoint. The Albanian-born, London-based designer’s feminine yet quietly powerful design has won her fans across the globe, with the petal-like bralette design on her dresses becoming one of the most copied style in 2021. Despite continuing the innate sex appeal that’s playful yet demure, the designer intends to include more day to day pieces that aim for inclusivity for the new season, decidedly incorporating long dresses and more solid fabrics such as velvet.