With the city’s unique status as both a horde of almost-mythical history and a hotbed of contemporary cross-cultural influence, London’s fashion scene stands at the crossroads of sartorial tradition and progressive modernism. This felt especially apparent during this season’s return to in-person shows, which saw many designers use the opportunity to refine their signature styles, while others looked forward to new design horizons – but the best shows balanced both ends of this spectrum.
Simone Rocha deconstructed traditional feminine codes to create a provocative yet beautiful ode to motherhood, while Roksanda nailed a joyous exploration of abstract-expressionist upcycling. Erdem takes home the top spot with its soulful, narrative-focused collection that celebrated the history of London fashion while shaping its future.
Here are The Impression’s Top 10 fashion shows of London’s Spring 2022 season as selected by Chief Impressionist Kenneth Richard.