Following the glamorous exhibitions at New York Fashion Week, all eyes turned to London on September 15, as it unfurled a week of unparalleled elegance. The runway looks at the London Fashion Week SS24 saw an array of designs ranging from streetwear to breathtaking evening outfits, with big names such as Burberry, Simone Rocha, and Roksanda leading the way.
London has always been the fashion hub for emerging designers, and that theme remained true this season. New faces such as Eirinn Hayhow, Permu, and Tolu Coker made their mark on the London scene, as did LVMH Prize finalist Aaron Esh and Scandi brand Holzweiler, which previously had a home on the Danish fashion calendar. In addition, there was Matty Bovan’s return to the city, menswear brand Harri’s first LFW presentation, and another fun display from Chopova Lowena. Here, we track all the best looks throughout the week, so keep checking back for the latest.
From left: Burberry, Simone Rocha & JW Anderson
With stunning sculptural dresses and towering headpieces at Roksanda, floaty florals at Erdem, and slick silhouettes at Eudon Choi, London Fashion Week was an exceptional fashion extravaganza. Ahead, we have compiled ten of our favourite looks from London’s Spring/ Summer 2024 runways.
British-Nigerian designer Tolu Coker expertly used her Yoruba ancestry to reinterpret ancient styles in her collection. Bridging the gap between African tradition and contemporary fashion, the collection comprised various ensembles with edgy designs and patterns.
Daniel Lee showed his highly anticipated Burberry summer 2024 collection from beneath a green tent covered in tartan. Lee’s focus for his sophomore runway presentation seemed to be all things accessories, with a special eye toward reinventing the historic trench coat that made the brand iconic.
One thing was clear after Mains’ groundbreaking collection – Skepta certainly knows how to put on a show. The musician’s first-ever catwalk bucked conventions, eschewing the cliches of rap and sportswear with joyous embroidered pieces, sleek leather, and streetwear in all its forms.
Simone Rocha’s collection was a perfect juxtaposition of her signature elements – pearls, tulle, ruffles, ribbons, and the newly introduced satin and nylon.
Boasting jolts of cobalt blue grazed the catwalk at Roksanda, with models wafting in silky dresses and heels with false lash-like fringing. Towering dome headpieces – the shape replicating the crowns worn by Orthodox priests – made for a spiritual affair.
Tossing aside the romance associated with spring, floaty florals stole the show at Erdem – specifically the trenches with exaggerated lapels, over-the-top embroidered crew-neck cardis, and feminine sheath dresses.
Statement colours were the resounding take at Eudon Choi. Neutral tones were contrasted with pops of bright colour – yellow accents popped against a neutral beige – equal parts strong and sexy.
The renowned fashion duo unveiled a collection that captures the journey from adolescence to womanhood. Titled “Girl’s Tear, Girls Tear,” the series stands out with its ballet flats adorned with chains and vibrant red bags.
Known for having a knack for reinterpreting everyday basics by putting his own special spin on them, JW Anderson stunned fashion enthusiasts with another mesmerising collection. His clay-like clothes with boxy silhouettes playfully imbued the spirit of childhood, meanwhile exaggerated boxy T-shirts were worn with lacquered trousers –chic and somehow still wearable.
You can always count on Holzweiler for elevated staples. The Norwegian brand always nails the cool-casual look. The result this year? Silhouettes with fine-knit crochet layered over delicate lace, outerwear, and light-wash denim.