A historic storm, a lingering sickness, and a ton of work couldn’t stop me from attending London Fashion Week this season. While I did attend a few virtual events I was so happy shows were back in person this season wanted to share snapshots of the three shows I attend live. Below you will find designs from three very different designers in unique spaces; SOHUMAN, Eve Couture, and Aadnevik at Instituto Cervantes, St. Ethelburga’s Centre, and Royal Horseguards Hotel respectively. Take a look:
Close to the Strand and Royal Courts of Justice but hidden down a side alley the Spanish brand SOHUMAN hosted their show at the Instituto Cervantes. This brand which focuses on sustainable fashion used the library of the non-profit as the stage and it was a truly unique show. Dozens of looks, featuring lots of red and black, appeared from the top of the stairs with three models rotating. I love that the brand prides themselves on sourcing the best materials to create long-lasting products and I want half of this season’s looks in my closet. Here are some of my favorites:
As you can see from the cardboard signs above, the final looks featured the name of the collection “Anonymous Was A Woman” a nod to the famous quote from Virginia Woolf which reads; “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman”. You will see compared to other Fashion Week spaces this one was quite small but there were three different showings of the same collection which led to a quite intimate feel.
The second show I attended was put on by Lan of Fashion, a fashion production company. They chose a very unique venue, St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, a church in The City which dates back to 1250. The showcase featured seven different designers – always great to see so many designs in one place – and while I had an amazing seat at the end of the runway the bright lights were right in my face made taking quality photos quite difficult. Lan of Fashion’s IG page is a great place to see high res images of designs but I have included a few shots of Eve Couture, a London based bridal and evening wear brand, that I enjoyed.
Like NYFW, London Fashion Week has moved away from a single venue and shows are now set all over the city. Thus I literally ran, umbrella in hand, from the Eve Couture show in The City to Embankment to the Aadnevik catwalk at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. I had only been to the hotel once before (for an Afternoon at British High Tea in 2018) and after climbing the spiral staircase a number of floors was blown away by the library. This venue is so gorgeous I actually Googled it while waiting queuing to check in because if I had not already planned two wedding I would have considered this stunning space.
Even though I was RSVPed with a seat I was nearly late to the show and mine had been given away but I got a bit creative jumping up on the base of a pillar to get an elevated view of the runway. From this vantage point I got so many great shots that I will do a dedicated post of Aadnevik show! For this London Fashion Week February 2022 recap the designers, Hila Aadnevik and Kristian Aadnevik, sent more than a dozen gorgeous looks down the catwalk focused around powerful feminine designs – with each piece you could really see the exquisite craftsmanship. Here are some of my favorite looks from their A/W 2022 Wolf Moon Collection:
What did you think of the recap of London Fashion Week February 2022?