London Fashion Week SS22
Discover the new designers from London Fashion Week Spring Summer 22, which took place from September 17th to 21st, 2021.
1. Harris Reed
After dressing Iman in the Met Gala, Harris Reed presented his first collection at this year's LFW. The entire collection was made of donated Oxfam clothes supporting the Second Hand September initiative. Reed's SS22 was composed of 10 looks created from upcycled veils and suits which allowed the designer to unleash his creativity : "Working with these older pieces has offered me a fresh insight into construction. While breathing new life into these looks, I’ve been able to hone my techniques and learn from the original state of the garment".
2. Rejina Pyo
What made this show spectacular was the venue. Held at London Aquatic Center, the collection was very fresh with bright and vibrant colors standing out from the calm gray background. Pictures taken by the designer during her holidays in Seoul and New York were printed on the relaxed suiting and knitwears capturing "fragments of memories from past travels".
3. Nensi Dojaka
LVMH prize winner Nensi Dojaka was one of the most anticipated show during LFW. Her lingerie-inspired evening pieces are a symbol of modern femininity, they are immediately recognizable and 90s nostalgic. The beautifully deconstructed sheer dresses with layers of tulle and organza have already been worn by many celebrities including Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa and Rihanna.
For SS22, Nensi Dojaka expanded her usual collections and added new pieces from high-waisted tailored trousers and oversized blazers worn to swimwear, tights and footwear.
This year was Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault first debut at London Fashion Week SS22 with a collection titled "Adrenaline" and showcased an energy of "ride or die" attitude. The brand's signature corsets were matched with low rise flared pants and check-prints skirts and dresses, all in earthy colors and a successful layering. The looks were accessorized with bandanas, cowboy hats, hoop earrings and three futuristic sunglasses created by Andy Wolf.
5. Yuhan Wang
"In the 21st century women should not feel vulnerable or live with fear"
Yuhan Wang dedicated this collection to domestic abused women and tackled the themes of gender inequality. The designer wants women to feel confident and powerful when wearing these looks. The collection is vulnerable and delicate, using materials like lace and jacquard embroidered with nature prints like butterflies and flowers. The use of pastel and light colors is the perfect choice to get the elegant and sensual look desired by Wang.
In collaboration with the Royal Ballet, Halpern presents, in a short film, his SS22 collection through a ballet performance. Titled "A Return to Movement", Happen wanted to explore the technical study movements and make you experience the collection through performances. From the craftsmanship, the pop of colors, the feathers and the fluidity, everything was perfectly thought of.