London Has Spoken—These 6 Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2023

Who's ready to talk spring/summer 2023 fashion trends? London Fashion Week hadn't been its normal self for a long time now thanks to COVID-19, and this season's schedule had to be reworked and partially cancelled due to the Queen's passing. This led some brands, including Burberry and Raf Simons, to decide to cancel their shows altogether as a mark of respect, but the majority of the brands soldiered on, with many acknowledging the period of mourning with moving tributes. Not only are runway shows eye-wateringly expensive to stage and prepare for, but this is, after all, a prime time for designers and their teams, having spent the past six months (at the very least) working tirelessly to produce collections. The show circuit provides the main opportunity to gather exposure and shore up your company's financial future—the British fashion industry has taken hit after hit in the last few years, so it was imperative that our homegrown talent had the support of the industry to keep things buoyant during yet another turbulent season, which is why it's more important than ever that you take note of the names and their collections here. London is known as a hotbed for rising talent, and this season, despite all odds, that vibe and buzz felt like it was coming through strongly with relatively new names taking up the space in coverage and on our phones through the many videos and stills editors, buyers, stylists and influencer notch up over the course of a few days.


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There was a sense of romance, optimism and "dressing for the occasion" on the runways, with party clothes being a predominant fixture. Elaborate fabrics, dramatic silhouettes and pretty colours were all undercut in the way that only LFW designers know how—there's always something grungy and casual about the way Brits do fancy. From OTT T-shirts to a slew of see-through dresses (do you think they'll come with linings when they hit the shop floors?), these were the key trends of London Fashion Week's spring/summer 2023 shows.



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Molly Goddard's tulle skirts are a signature style and never lose their power. I loved the vibrant coral tulle midi with an equally bold highlighter-pink cardigan.


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Chopova Lowena's pleated and belted skirts have been a popular street style choice. Just like Molly Goddard, this is one brand that remains true to its aesthetic year after year, so these styles are timeless despite their ability to make a statement.


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Erdem's romantic full skirts and dresses were nothing short of breathtaking.

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Trust Christopher Kane to give an oversized white T-shirt some sex appeal—this whole collection was risqué but in the very coolest ways.


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Dilara Findikoglu warped lace and satin dresses with metal-band tees to great effect.


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JW Anderson's creased and embellished T-shirt dress is going to be a streetwear favourite next year—trust me.

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People love 16 Arlington for its slinky dresses, and this shiny, see-through snake-print number somehow still manages to be understated thanks to the demure cut and soft grey hues. 


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Huishan Zhang does unadultered pretty with extra sparkles on top—just the way we like it.


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Simone Rocha's stunning dresses balance out sheer fabrics with volume and frivolity.

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The entirety of Rejina Pyo's collection was like an amuse-bouche for fashion—a total refresher of the palette with charmingly muted (but still unusual) colours.


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This soft chartreuse dress from Eudon Choi was particularly darling.


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S.S. Daley's sage suiting sets the mood for a more pared-back spring/summer than we've seen in a while. Even the shoes (created in collaboration with Malone Souliers) match!

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London's designers love a barely there dress, but this season, it's all about counteracting the sass with ultra-long hemlines. Case in point: Nensi Dojaka.


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Karoline Vitto's dedication to showcasing fabulous clothes on a more inclusive sizing range proves this kind of trend doesn't have to be for straight-size people only.


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Standing Ground is the the name to know from LFW this season, and these wrapped, draped and buckled maxi dresses are set to be popular for 2023.

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London girls aren't shy of making an entrance or exit, which a trailing train is particularly good for. Here, Ancuta Sarca combines the formal idea with a sporty aesthetic.


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David Koma's designs are high-octane, and their trains come covered in sequins and feathers.


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Halpern's disco-inspired eveningwear pieces were even more striking thanks to satin trains.

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This post was previously published and has since been updated.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.