Tributes To Queen Elizabeth II & Luxe Layering: Here's What They're Wearing At London Fashion Week

Putting the street in style.

By Ava Gilchrist
While the Spring/Summer 2023 iteration of London Fashion Week is an unprecedentedly historical event thanks to the ripple effect Queen Elizabeth II's passing has on the fashion industry, the style set is proving that the usually solemn affair doesn't have to lack on the style front.
On the contrary, attendees at London Fashion Week have taken to the picturesque white-townhouse lined streets from SoHo to Shoreditch to showcase the latest styles and trends from Britain's best and brightest fashion designers.
The week long-affair may have been interrupted by the public day of mourning that took place on Monday September 19 for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral—giving our favourite supermodels and fashion a moment of reprieve in one of the busiest months on the industry calendar—however the tributes to the late-monarch wasn't just spotted on the barricades lining Buckingham Palace.
Indeed, many of our favourite established and emerging designers have taken to the runway to honour and respect the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth.
From Jonathan Anderson's graphic printed plain black t-shirt from his subversive resort-ready collection, to Poster Child's Ginger Spice approved Union Jack mighty mini dress, it seems that Britannia was certainly dress code for the street style in Central London.
Outside of Albanian-born former LVMH Prize starlet Nensi Dojaka, classic British-isms were spotted from a Union Jack sweater to a head-to-toe leather ensemble inspired by the airforce, complete with a Hailey Bieber approved bomber aviator jacket.
The street style at London Fashion Week is proving the city's penchant for high-octance style and innovative design.
As history has proven, English style favours the bold and no where is this more apt than on the streets.
Upcoming British brand Chopova Lowena's signature pleated carabiner skirts were clearly a favourite amongst the celebrity style set, with Irish darling Simone Rocha's classic princess-core inspired billowing dresses spotted on even the littlest fashion influencers.
As for the footwear du jour, it's clear that Miu Miu's coveted ballet slipper is the sensible shoe choice for the jet-set who are traversing London's underground between shows.
It's clear that London didn't come to play, they came to slay.
For the best street style looks from London Fashion Week, keep scrolling below.
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