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LCF master students 2023 present at London Fashion Week

On Friday, February 17, the master students in fashion design technology (womenswear) and fashion design technology (menswear) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) at the University of the Arts London, presented their designs on the runway of London Fashion Week (LFW) AW23.

The LCF postgraduate fashion show 2023 took place on the opening day of the most recent edition of LFW which ended on Tuesday, February 21.

For the second time, UAL’s fashion school was able to feature its students in the official programme. They presented their creations on the catwalk at the Truman Brewery in East London.

Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Xuya Xu (left) and Liwen Liang (right). Images courtesy of London College of Fashion/UAL.
Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Lingxi Zheng (left) and Yangyang Li (right). Images courtesy of London College of Fashion/UAL.
Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Xingyu Ren (left) and Chenghjie Dai (right). Images courtesy of London College of Fashion/UAL.

In addition, on Saturday February 18 and Sunday February 19, LCF presented its postgraduate exhibition and showroom 2023.

Here, the college’s master students studying fashion design technology (womenswear), fashion design technology (menswear), fashion artefact and footwear with costume design for performance, fashion photography, fashion curation, and strategic fashion marketing were able to showcase their collections and designs to a larger audience.

LCF master students 2023 present designs on LCF catwalk and in postgraduate showcase

Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Jerome Henrottin (left) and Sidhant Sudhan (right). Images courtesy of London College of Fashion/UAL.
Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Zhongzhi Ding (left) and Alexander Neil (right). Images courtesy of London College of Fashion/UAL.
Two looks created by LCF 2023 Master students Zhiyi Xiong (left) and Ryin Tian (right). Images courtesy
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The LFW Richard Quinn show gave us all the spring makeup inspiration

Richard Quinn show LFW with MAC cosmetics

We went behind the scenes at the Richard Quinn show (Picture: AFP/Getty)

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The Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week was a sight to behold.

Thousands of flowers lined the Victorian-tiled runway, as dancers in latex bondage suits moved almost as gracefully as the models.

But what caught our eye were, well, the eyes of the models – which popped with 70s-inspired pastel colours – courtesy of MAC. cosmetics.

In fact, this makeup is setting the trend for spring, with a soft but fun colour palette you can pull off without the catwalk.

If you want to know how to look like the models, we’ve uncovered all the details on the products and brushes used.

MAC makeup artist Carly Utting has given us a step-by-step guide, to ensure we can create these fun looks for our spring engagements.

A model gets ready in the backstage prior to the Richard Quinn's Autumn/Winter 2023 fashion show collection on the second day of the London Fashion Week, in London, on February 18, 2023. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

A model gets ready in the backstage prior to the Richard Quinn’s show (Picture: ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

She said: ‘To create the looks seen on the models backstage at Richard Quinn, the key products are Hyper Real Serumizer, Face And Body foundation, Cream Eyeshadows and of course the new Richard Quinn X MAC collection.’

The first step is to prep the skin.

Carly said prepare the skin by massaging 2/3 pumps of Hyper Real Serumiser into the face. This plumps and evens the skin, ready for your foundation.

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Next up is foundation.

Using a 188s brush (or a flat-topped brush you have at home), softly layer and

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Transgender twin models who took London Fashion Week by storm say gendered fashion is out

Madelyn and Margo Whitley – twin sisters and both transgender women – say gendered fashion is on its way out.

The 22-year-olds made an impact at London Fashion Week and getting ready to walk at Milan Fashion Week next.

“In my circle and on the runway everything is blending together whatever you want to do, you can,” Madelyn, known as Maddie, said. “Gendered fashion is going out.”

This is reflected in the wider fashion industry, with major brands like Gucci and Prada combining their male and female collections into one show.

Margo said seeing trans models like them “brings awareness to trans people just existing – and not just talking about trans issues.

“It gives exposure to trans people just being themselves and doing their jobs. It normalises it and inspires people – [by] inspiring trans kids to be themselves or getting into fashion.”

They both walked at the David Koma show at London Fashion Week, Margo walked for Erdem and Madelyn for Yuhan Wang.

“It was really fun. We have never been able to run around London. London is huge and the tube is a nightmare,” Margo said.

She described designer David Koma as “so cool”.

Saying: “I want to work with him again. The clothes were so cute and it felt so young and fun and applicable to real fashion.”

The pair are popular on TikTok, with 432k followers between them, and say the social media platform helps increase trans visability.

“TikTok and Gen Z are getting more and more experimental breaking down the boundary,” Margo said.

“We are catching up with the runway now, but some [fashion] houses are outdated with it. Newer designers are coming out all the time and listening to, and working with, pop culture.”

But she believes there’s still work to be done.

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Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′

Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′

As Milan Fashion Week is currently underway, we thought we would look back at some of the stellar street-style from LFW. London is known for its eccentric, punk sensibility and with its chilly weather — coats! Letterman jackets, a Coi Leray sighting, Hanifa boots, check, leather, the street style this fall/winter 2023 season has been quite impressive, and London didn’t disappoint.

Spotted trends; tons of vibrant colors, moto-jackets, oversized blazers, elevated athleisure, boots mixed with comfy sneakers, mules and crocs, and just an underlining understated cool edge.

Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: A guest wears yellow square sunglasses, a gold necklace, a red bra underwear, a navy blue striped print pattern cropped blazer jacket, a neon green long coat, a khaki large handbag from JW Anderson, black striped print pattern large suit pants, white shiny leather pointed pumps heels shoes , outside Erdem, during London Fashion Week February 2023 on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
Street Style: London Fashion Week FW 23′
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Coi Leray wears grey pleated mini skirt, blue sleeveless top with dolphine print, white socks, sneakers, sunglasses outside JW Anderson during London Fashion Week February 2023 on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

See some of the looks from London Fashion Week, below.

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8 Leading London Fashion Week Trends to Know for A/W 23

And just like that, London Fashion Week is over for another season. Stylish types descended on the capital for five days of shows, which included a long-awaited Burberry revival helmed by Daniel Lee, models that were accompanied by adorable tots as they walked down a literal bed of roses at Susan Fang, and a very sleek London Fashion Week debut from Instagram favourite, Tove. After the effects of Covid and a season that fall in the official period of mourning after the Queen’s death, suffice it to say that London Fashion Week had somewhat lost its spark over the las few years. But, let it be known, that February 2023 is when it found it once more. Even the typically questionable London weather couldn’t dampen our spirits, as the entire Who What Wear team turned out in force to attended every show they could (you mightn’t know this, but, these days, the shows are held in unique locations across the city, with timings often overlapping, so it really does take a village to get to them all—huge thanks goes out to The Laslett for hosting us in a central location).

Now that we’ve had a moment to compare notes and talk about the incredible catwalk creations that we each witnessed, we’ve been able to determine that, across well over a hundred shows, presentations, and events, that there are eight key trend takeaways to consider. That’s right; eight. How’s that for an edit? Of course, there will be more to feast your eyes on when it comes to compiling the autumn/winter 2023 version of our bumper trend report (which is coming your way very soon) but, for now, these are the leading London Fashion Week trends to know for autumn. Scroll on to see them. 

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10 Easy London Fashion Week Outfits You Can Wear This Weekend

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The street style scene can be incredibly theatrical, with guests having at least three outfit changes in a day in the back of their chauffeured cars, pieces borrowed by designers for an hour or so, and outfits chosen for their wow factor. As fabulous as these moments can be, we find ourselves drawn to the quieter outfits that we can actually use as styling inspiration for months, if not years, to come.

Out of all of the international fashion weeks, London always has a more relaxed and practical energy—maybe it’s the high chance of rain, or the likelihood that you’ll be spending a couple of hours stood in a freezing warehouse in Hackney. Most editors, stylists, and buyers tend to wear their minimalist staples, such as jeans or black tailored trousers, as a base, and then add some more interest with accessories or a few trend-led pieces.

There were a few trends we saw, again and again, this London Fashion Week, namely bomber jackets, the leather motocross trend, wide-leg jeans, and oversized silhouettes. If you are in need of some fresh outfit inspiration, then let the below ten looks help guide some of your styling decisions or new purchases for the season ahead.

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The Minimalist Dream

When at fashion month, British Vogue’s deputy editor and fashion features director, Sarah Harris, always focuses on timeless, simple wardrobe pieces. Instead of shouty prints or extroverted trends, she keeps it polished and classic in elegant tailoring and refined separates. In London, she wore loose-fitting black trousers with a utility shirt-style jacket, white T-shirt, and pointed pumps—an outfit you don’t need a fashion show

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Raf Simons will be showing at London Fashion Week 2022

Today the British Fashion Council released a provisional schedule for the upcoming London Fashion Week, which will take place in mid-September. LFW will see some 110 brands present their Spring/Summer 2023 collections across five days, which will offer both menswear and womenswear.

One announcement bound to get the fashion pack jovial on this dreary Monday is that Raf Simons – who has shown in Paris and New York City in the past – will be coming to the UK and using the platform to present his latest collection. The Belgian designer and co-creative director of Prada will fill the 8pm slot on the first day of LFW on Friday 16 September, and in a statement released today said: “It’s been a dream for a while to show in London – a city where fashion and creativity is omnipresent in the streets, and where I see exceptional people with a strong unique style. I’m extremely excited that this dream is becoming a reality now, and I’m very happy to welcome the amazing people and faces that make up the London scene to my show. Can’t wait to see you and dance the night away.”

Simons, who kickstarted his brand in 1995, will join the likes of British designers Erdem, Daniel W Fletcher and SS Daley, who typically always use London Fashion Week to present their collections, as well as Burberry and JW Anderson, the latter of which returns to the city following a stint showing its collections in Paris.

The announcement that Simons, and indeed JW Anderson, are showing in the capital is an exciting one for London’s fashion scene. Not only could you expect the likes of A$AP Rocky, who has long been a Simons fan, to bring his entourage to the show, but it also gives London a larger,

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Burberry returns to London Fashion Week schedule

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released the provisional schedule for London Fashion Week in September, including Burberry, which returns after a short hiatus, and Raf Simons, who will be making his LFW debut.

London Fashion Week will take place from September 16 to 20 and has confirmed more than 100 designers on its provisional hybrid digital-physical schedule for spring/summer 2023.

Burberry takes centre stage with a physical catwalk show on Saturday, September 17, while Raf Simons will host a catwalk show to present his spring/summer 2023 collection on Friday, September 16 at 8pm.

Other highlights include collection launches from established brands Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, JW Anderson, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo, Roksanda and Simone Rocha. The schedule also includes this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner Richard Quinn and BFC Fashion Trust recipients Completedworks, Richard Malone, Supriya Lele and Tove.

BFC releases provisional LFW schedule including Burberry and Raf Simons

Other participating designers include 16Arlington, Chopova Lowena, Daniel w. Fletcher, Edward Crutchley, Fashion East, Halpern and Knwls.

The September event will also see the BFC NewGen show space returning to The Old Selfridges Hotel with participating designers Ancuta Sarca, Asai, Bethany Williams, Chet Lo, Di Petsa, Eftychia, Feben, Harri, Helen Kirkum, Leo Carlton, Masha Popova, Nensi Dojaka, Paolo Carzana, S.S Daley, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Stefan Cooke and Yuhan Wang.

The final London Fashion Week schedule is expected to be released in mid-August.

The BFC also confirmed that this season would see a return of its city-wide celebration, a curated programme of unique experiences and activations open to the public over LFW. The activity will be spearheaded by “inclusivity and consciousness,” to move the fashion conversation forward through industry-wide participation and partnerships. A full schedule of activities will be announced later in the summer.

The announcement follows the news that

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Everything You Need To Know About SS23

London Fashion Week will be back in September for the Spring/Summer shows, running from September 16 to 20. More than 100 designers have been confirmed on the provisional hybrid digital-physical schedule, released by the British Fashion Council.

The upcoming instalment marks Burberry’s return to the LFW calendar, after a digital-only hiatus, and Raf Simons, who has previously shown his collections in Paris and New York, will make his LFW debut too.

As for the BFC NewGen show space, it will return to The Old Selfridges Hotel – the same location that hosted the biggest real-life shows at last year’s spring offering. Back then, more than half of collections were presented digitally due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition to physical shows being more prevalent this time around, the return of the BFC’s city-wide celebration – a curated programme of events focused on ‘inclusivity and consciousness’ – is just one of the reasons LFW will be extra special this year (there’s more on this below).

Here’s everything you need to know about London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 23:

Which designers will be showing collections at the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 shows?

The provisional schedule for LFW SS23 has revealed that brands such as Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, JW Anderson, Huishan Zhang, Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha will be debuting their collections for the season.

They will be joined by the likes of Burberry, Raf Simons, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo and Roksanda.

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Fashion Fund winner Richard Quinn is set to return to the LFW calendar, as well as Fashion Trust recipients Completedworks, Richard Malone, Supriya Lele and Tove.

Raf Simons will present his collection physically, and shows including Molly Goddard, Burberry, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Erdem and Roksanda will also be held in real life.

A final LFW

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Women’s fashion week SS23: what to expect

Women’s fashion week S/S 2023: what to expect

From New York to Paris, everything we know about the upcoming S/S 2023 womenswear season so far

Designer debuts, city swaps, runway returns – this September, women’s fashion month is back in what’s already primed to be a standout season of shows. As ever, from New York to Paris, expect an eclectic mix of the world’s best-known houses and a rising creative vanguard, together defining the S/S 2023 season ahead. Here, in an ongoing report, discover everything Wallpaper* knows about the womenswear schedule so far. 

Women’s fashion week S/S 2023: all you need to know

New York Fashion Week
9 – 14 September 2022

While recent seasons have seen New York Fashion Week run with a largely depleted schedule, this September sees something of a revival for fashion month’s American stopover – halting any talk of its demise. Notably, the week has attracted two blockbuster international guests, Francesco Risso’s Marni – showing in the city as part of a ‘world tour’ for the Italian label – and Fendi, who will hold a celebration of its seminal ‘Baguette’ handbag (the house, currently helmed by womenswear creative director Kim Jones, will also continue to show its S/S 2023 collection in Milan). Elsewhere, a new vanguard of home-grown American talent brings fresh creative energy to the city, among them Peter Do (nominated for both the Woolmark and ANDAM Prize this year), Area, Puppets & Puppets, Judy Turner and Luar, while New York City stalwarts Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Coach, Gabriela Hearst, Tory Burch and Proenza Schouler will all make their return to the runway, the latter opening the week on the first Friday. 

London Fashion Week
16 – 20 September 2022

London Fashion Week also looks set to return with new energy; in a surprise

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