London Fashion Week: Highlights From the Spring-Summer 2023 Shows

London Fashion Week continues to shine through and impress us with some stunning designs which we should look at and admire.

Nensi Dojaka Spring 2023

After New York and before Milan comes London. And with that analogy we stop to witness the London Fashion Week’s finest designers who made it their moto to amaze us. Although the city’s mourning for the loss of their beloved Queen was always a tricky situation regarding the success of the shows, the designers stepped up to the occasion to shower their love for the Queen in their own way.

From Christopher Kane to JW Anderson’s seedy Soho casino it was meant to be a celebration, London Fashion Week’s first fully in-person fashion week since the hiatus the pandemic forced it into was designed to reassert the capital’s place on the international stage. But, while some designers including Burberry, Raf Simons, and Roksanda either decided to cancel or postponed their runway shows to a later date. However, others continued as planned, while scaling down on many of the parties surrounding the shows themselves.

The final result was ok. No matter the efforts labels made to present an outstanding Fashion Week, London Fashion Week felt a little bit “flat” with conservative looks and considered music choices. However, there have been some standout moments from established and rising brands. Read on to find out more about the shows you might have missed ahead.

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2023

Creative Designer Christopher Kane is back for this Spring 2023 season. The designer presented his latest collection at London Fashion Week in the enormous Roundhouse venue in Camden. The show revisited many of Kane’s signature themes, including the mechanics and makeup of the human body, lingerie, and bodycon dressing. That’s why he presented a collection which was more of an anatomy class. Kane said he was thinking about “skeletal structures as an invisible shield, an armour. It was about protecting and dissecting the body and showing symbolical strength and power.”

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2023
Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2023

JW Anderson RTW Spring 2023

JW Anderson unveiled its latest Spring 2023 at London Fashion Week, challenging our virtual existences in its latest collection. The designer has been asking himself the question lately “Are we falling into the screen? Are we becoming our phones?” – that’s why, for the current season, he showed off dresses adorned with computer keys or a futuristic metallic orb while shirts boasted screensaver-inspired images.  “I like this idea of a transient moment in time. I’ve been exploring this for several collections,”. He also added, “I think it’s really like an alternate universe, and there are layers and layers and layers to it. I think it’s probably about realism. I don’t think it’s about futurism. It’s more about a reflection of ourselves somehow.”

JW Anderson Spring 2023
Details – JW Anderson Spring 2023

Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2023

Simone Rocha’s Spring 2023 collection featured parachute tapes threaded through dresses and big, bubble-bomber jackets. There were also lots of airy, pale white-beige-pink layers of tulle, deconstructed corsets, flounced veils, etc. “This collection was very much a reaction to the last few years. It was very harnessing an emotion that felt like this kind of powerful, feminine statement.” and added, “There’s definitely pieces within the collection that I think people will feel potentially a response to the current situation. Because my original inspiration, back at Central Saint Martins, was this old tradition of the people of the Aran Isles,”

Simone Rocha Spring 2023
Details – Simone Rocha Spring 2023

Nensi Dojaka RTW Spring 2023

Albanian designer Nensi Dojaka debuted its Spring 2023 collection during London Fashion Week. The line featured delicate, négliglée-like necklines, cut-out bodices, and curve-enhancing silhouettes. Models walked the runway showing off powerful personality/style while emanating the king of self-assured sexiness that comes with just knowing how beautiful you look. The designer also presented plenty of newness by way of shimmering sequin fabrics, going-out tops, flouncy mini-skirts, slinky lingerie-inspired bike shorts, and much more.

Nensi Dojaka RTW Spring 2023
Details – Nensi Dojaka RTW Spring 2023

Stefan Cooke RTW Spring 2023

One of the most anticipated fashion brands – Stefan Cooke – presented its latest Spring 2023 collection at London Fashion Week. Stefan Cooke and his life and work partner Jake Burt showed off tightly compelling womenswear to offer for the first time. “We’ve been planning it for quite a long time and it felt right to do it. We wanted it to be really succinct, but also really tactile… It’s really amazing to actually do dressmaking. It’s more limitless and dynamic,” Cooke explained. The Designers introduced the well-known Miu Miu high-skirted minidress, twinset zip-up minis, denim and leather pants, zip, up off-white jackets, and much more.

Stefan Cooke RTW Spring 2023
Stefan Cooke RTW Spring 2023