London Fashion Week A/W 2023 continued the city’s unique amalgam of emerging talent and heritage names – the latter represented in perhaps the most anticipated show of the season so far, ex-Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee’s debut at Burberry. No trench coats for Burberry? Creative director Daniel Lee took the luxury brand in a bold new colourful direction, with Naomi Campbell and Jun Ji-hyun in the front row. When the British fashion label unveiled its first runway show since new chief creative officer Daniel Lee’s appointment, there wasn’t a beige trench coat in sightBaz Luhrmann, Georgia May Jagger and more stars looked on as models showed off the brand’s signature check pattern in rich hues, punk-inspired looks, and playful duck prints.
For its latest project, ‘The Art of Genius’, Moncler decamped to London to close out fashion week in spectacular style, taking over the vast central hall of Olympia London with numerous immersive installations created alongside the eclectic cast of collaborators for which the brand’s ‘Genius’ project is known. These included Pharrell Williams, who created a surreal ‘outdoor’ space in the venue inspired by ‘glamping’, Mercedes-Benz, which revealed its collaborative art project-cum-vehicle Project Mondo G, and Adidas Originals, which imagined a ‘vertical LED glacier’ to showcase its clothing collaboration with the brand.