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Calendar’s edit of key moment’s from London’s AW22 catwalk showsEmma Sells
Renewed energy, optimism and boundless creativity were the hallmarks of a thrilling London Fashion Week which saw a new wave of talent rule the London runways, displaying innovation, joy and a bold new approach to dressing up again. Also a creative approach to making fashion more sustainable was in evidence and beautifully so. We were thrilled to see talents such as Harris Reed, Priya Ahluwalia and Conner Ives incorporate vintage upholstery fabrics, responsible materials and upcycled looks from seasons past. Here is the Calendar Magazine edit of standout moments:
Priya Ahluwahlias’ love of both Nollywood and Bollywood cinema was the touchstone for her effortlessly sexy womenswear.
Extraordinary and awe-inspiring silhouettes inspired by a mix of the monarchy and club kids and conjured from exquisite Italian upholstery fabric donated by the Bussandri family.
Harris reed AW22
The designer’s incredible runway debut was an inspiring and energising mix of Y2K silhouettes and riffs on archetypal American women.
Conner Ives AW22
Gorgeous gowns, fine-gauge knits and and louche tailoring with a 1980s, gothic spin.
Edward Crutchley AW22
A heady mix of American pop culture and folk art starring upcycled pieces from Roksanda, Vivienne Westwood, Levis and more.
Matty Bovan AW22
A breathtakingly beautiful line-up of off-kilter tailoring and unexpected cuts in rich tones and responsible fabrics.
Richard Malone AW22
This was a love letter to the makers and creatives that help conjure Williams’ collections and the hand-crafted elements woven through them.
Bethany Williams AW22
Part of the Fashion East line-up, Alleyne draped and safety pinned deadstock and vintage fabrics into sun-inspired silhouettes.
Jawara Alleyne AW22
Daley introduced his first womenswear pieces in a collection that riffed on traditional menswear codes and the dissolution of the stately home.
SS Daley AW22
Taking the Antonioni film, Red Desert, as his cue, Choi dreamed up colourful, sophisticated shapes with a 1960s spirit.
Eudon Choi AW22
An upbeat array of easy, elegant shapes, designed to be worn while you’re having a good time having dinner and dancing with your friends.
Rejina Pyo AW22
Daniel W Fletcher:
A deeply personal tribute to his late father, Fletcher’s offering starred classic tailoring, patchworked, upcycled denim and scarves knitted by everyone’s favourite crafty Olympian, Tom Daley.