This season’s London Fashion Week has overcome unexpected obstacles while the city honors the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designer JW Anderson paid homage to the queen with the closing look of his show being a simple T-shirt that read “Her Majesty The Queen 1926–2022 Thank you.” More abstract callouts included Richard Quinn’s runway, which began with models dressed in all black with veils and crowns, and Nensi Dojaka lined her show’s entryway with hydrangeas, the queen’s favorite flower. While beautiful clothing surrounded these mournful statements, it symbolized a farewell to the queen and hello to a new future.
Can you believe we’re already gearing up for 2023? This year went by faster than any before, and seeing designers deliver the first trends to know for the new year was such a thrill. Forever classics like animal prints and slip dresses were combined with new favorites such as bubble hems and an updated way to wear lace. Below, find the six trends you’re going to want to know.