Hot on the heels of New York Fashion Week SS'23, London Fashion Week is now over too. This year, the idea of a modern bride became the main storyline for many designers. We saw layered veils and dresses at the Simone Rocha fashion show, and daring designs by Dilara Findikoglu. Here's our guide to the most prominent designers at London Fashion Week to use bridalwear as their runway inspo.
A staple of Simone Rocha's collections has always been doll-like looks, complete with an abundance of ruffles and decorative trim in an alternative design with coarse belts, cutouts and sports ballet flats. This time was no exception. We saw sequined bomber jackets, layered dresses and frilly wedding veils.
Molly Goddard, just like Simone Rocha, is all about "doll-like" fashion infused with romantic femininity. The basis of her SS'23 collection is ruffles and exaggerated dresses, and tulle is the main source of inspiration.
Dilara Findikoglu has a feminist perspective on fashion. In the Turkish-British designer's new collection, a woman's sexuality is revealed through corsetry, modern silhouettes, exposed bras, extra minis, cutouts and the use of sheer details.
Classic femininity is the philosophy behind Erdem. In Erdem collections, you will always find floral embroidery, fitted silhouettes and lace. The London Fashion Week collection was no exception.
Harris Reed showed the most unconventional modern bridal looks at London Fashion Week. There are hyperbolic silhouettes and deliberate theatricality, but the collection's main feature is still femininity and smooth lines.