15 Looks From London Fashion Week That Brought The Drama

Leave it to London to add some pomp and circumstance to the fashion week circuit. These are the looks that moved us the most

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RICHARD QUINN LOOK 36

"With his exaggeratedly pointed shoulders, fabric drawn over shoes and frilly bonnets, Richard Quinn delivered something unquestionably memorable, if slightly unsettling. It was the lush, often split gowns, like this neon yellow display, that carried the collection towards its biggest, most billowy moments." — Julia Gessler, digital and production journalist

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EDWARD CRUTCHLEY LOOK 15

"I guess transport options would be limited if I were to head out in Edward Crutchley's green finale look — imagine jumping on a bus down Lambton Quay in an 18th century gown lol." — Chloe Hill, contributing fashion editor

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S.S. DALEY LOOK 1

“Adding to the drama that we’ve come to love from London, designer Steven Stokey-Daley debuted with a collection modelled in between a dress rehearsal for a play from the cast of the National Youth Theatre.

The resulting collection played out on stage as a three-act drama in lieu of a fashion show — moments like these are a lesson in reminding us of the power of clothes to tell stories, a striped suit and vest outfit combining all the eccentric things I love about English style.” — Dan Ahwa, fashion and creative director

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ERDEM LOOK 9

"Never have I wanted to attend a British wedding more, any excuse to wear this matching hat and dress combo." — Chloe Hill, contributing fashion editor

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REJINA PYO LOOK 3

"Rejina Pyo’s show at the London Aquatics Centre channelled a carefree holiday vibe with effortless, easy pieces like this sheer orange shirt worn over a lime green knit skirt and accessorised with a good old pair of jandals. I'd like to go where she's going.” — Johanna Thornton, deputy editor

"How I want to dress this summer — fruity colours, prim and sexy all at once. Rejina Pyo’s collection was brimming with looks to love — all worn in various states of holiday-adjacent undress with a summer-in the-city sensibility. The show took place at London Aquatics Centre, its sporty and sensual architecture by Zaha Hadid mirroring the mood of the collection. Nice." — Emma Gleason, commercial editor

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HARRIS REED LOOK 4

“A black-and-white showcase of looks to be seen in sauntered down the runway for Harris Reed, the “demi-couture” darer and recent Central Saint Martins graduate. In this ensemble, a grandiose hat acted like a piercingly crisp halo for a veil-like bolero and otherwise tame dress pants.” — Julia Gessler, production and digital journalist

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MOLLY GODDARD LOOK 24

"Not a new proposition, but one that continues to charm — baggy denim juxtaposed with a childlike piece on top. Sweetly subversive, as is the designer's way, the collection continued to explore Goddard’s collection of youthful references, exaggerated proportions and vibrant colours." — Emma Gleason, commercial editor

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MARGARET HOWELL LOOK 27

"There's nothing extraordinary about this look other than the fact I'd like to wear it. But that's the beauty about Margaret Howell — it's all about great clothes to wear forever." — Dan Ahwa, fashion and creative director

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ERDEM LOOK 11

"A theatrical hat and matching dress, a very appealing idea for summer soirees. Again, my favourite colour at the moment, orange. I love the proportions on this dress and the World of Interiors floral." — Emma Gleason, commercial editor

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ROKSANDA LOOK 7

"This is one of the more subdued looks from Roksanda Ilincic’s immersive show at the Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park created in homage to Pina Bausch and Joan Didion. I love the languid drape of the heavy silk skirt and top worn under the perfect tailored coat in a shade of London sky blue." — Johanna Thornton, deputy editor

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YUHAN WANG LOOK 1

"More abundant florals, this time from Yuhan Wang, a new-ish designer whose romantic, nuanced work commands attention. Frothy floral dresses have become a signature, but I rather love her take on suiting here — rendered in varying opacities of chintzy organza, with matching shoes. Historical references in the garments, and the symbolic armament of the models, were a statement on femicide and widespread violence against women." — Emma Gleason, commercial editor

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MOLLY GODDARD LOOK 19

"Molly Goddard can do tulle like no other, but her less-ruffled looks come to play, too. In this Pippy Longstocking-esque outfit, a smock hinted underneath something beautifully bowed and more restrained." — Julia Gessler, digital and production journalist

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VICTORIA BECKHAM LOOK 6

"Classic pieces given a fresh perspective from the Victoria Beckham team, it's the kind of off-kilter take on a preppy look the English do much better than the Americans." — Dan Ahwa, fashion and creative director

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LOOK 45

"I love the incongruity of a suit worn with a cardigan, especially when pattern is at play too. Tailoring has added appeal as the weather warms — as dress codes relax for summer it's nice to retain a touch of swank." — Emma Gleason, commercial editor

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MOLLY GODDARD LOOK 1

"The designer proves that you can take her signature frothy dresses and ground them with reality through a pair of jeans. Wearing sensible clothes is kind of boring some days, but to have the option of mixing the special with the everyday speaks volumes about how we're all dressing these days. I like the 2000s cut of these jeans as well." — Dan Ahwa, fashion and creative director

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