Straight off the back of NYFW SS24, RUSSH are jetting over to the UK for London Fashion Week SS24, which promises to up the ante with a slew of highly anticipated fashion shows, presentations and exhibitions. From Daniel Lee's sophomore collection for Burberry to JW Anderson's sculptural runway presentation – and who can overlook Simone Rocha's pearl-studded Crocs?
For those of us not headed to London this week, we here at RUSSH are busy compiling all the show highlights and biggest stories from London Fashion Week SS24 so that you can get your head around all the best moments from the week.
Molly Goddard's SS24 Ready-to-Wear runway at the Christie's auction house was all about exposed bloomers, undone dress clasps and Georgian underskirts – an expertly crafted showcasing of Goddard's knack for construction and its antithesis.
The Central Saint Martins alumni pulled inspiration for the collection from her time spent at the National Theatre costume hire, where she studied and recreated historical underwear like 1950s bras and Victorian christening gowns.
Irish designer JW Anderson put on a show-stopping runway event at Northwest London’s Roundhouse venue, focussing on some unconventional materials for his SS24 collection: clay and plastic.
Blurring the lines between sculpture and garment, Anderson opened the show with moulded-clay cropped tees and folded denim shorts, followed by a series of balloon-like padded plastic ensembles. Elsewhere, Anderson opted for ready-to-wear looks, including knitted and draped dresses, and some expertly tailored blazers and trenches.
Simone Rocha married balletcore with gorpcore for her SSS24 runway, which fittingly took place in the rehearsal room of the English National Ballet.
A balancing act perfectly performed, the runway saw pull-tie trenches made from pink organza, stuffed with roses, while bow-embellished dresses were paired with bespoke, pearl-studded Crocs.
The sophomore collection from English-Bulgarian label Chopova Lowena, the brainchild of Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena-Irons, was a petri dish of aesthetics – breeding together elements of punk, folklore, cottage-core and Y2K revival to create perhaps one of the most apt and definitive takes on youth fashion today.
Presenting their SS24 runway at a concrete skatepark under the Westway in West London, the collection was an exploration of stories both old – of mythology and maidens – and new – of streetwear and "falling for the skater boy".
Richard Quinn brought an air of drama and sophistication with his exquisitely crafted SS24 collection. Presented amid banks of fresh flowers, and soundtracked by a live men's choir, the collection was at once a theatrical call back to House codes – draped floral gowns and crinoline skirts – and an intimate tribute to the designer's late father.
Quinn pulled back from his S&M-inspired styling this season, opting for a softer, more ethereal approach. At only 33, Quinn's expertise and craftsmanship is redolent of some of the great European Houses – in fact, he uses the same Indian embroidery houses as all the top luxury brands. Perhaps he's angling to find his way into one? We hear McQueen is looking...