London Fashion Week 2022 is fast approaching – we’ve got the lowdown on the hottest designers and events hitting the city next month.
Running between Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd February 2022, the LFW calendar will be half digital and half IRL. Catwalks and shows will be hosted at multiple locations across the city, including 180 The Strand and Browns East – bringing a range of sharp styles (and more than a few totally outrageous ones too) to London.
Alongside a jam-packed London fashion week schedule, there are plenty of free educational events, including talks and the completely digital discoveryLAB which blends art with fashion.
But which designers are the ones to look out for? And which shows can us regular Joes attend? Time for you to put your best foot forward with this guide to London Fashion Week 2022.
London Fashion Week 2022: Top Events
A pioneer of London Fashion Week and a true icon, Paul Costelloe returns for his 37th year of LFW with an exciting womenswear presentation for AW22.
Costelloe began his illustrious career working at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris, and honed his craft when he was surrounded by the designers Emanuel Ungardo and Pierre Cardin during his time in the French capital.
The brand now creates a huge range of collections, from womenswear and menswear to bags and homeware.
Paul’s Spring/Summer 22 womenswear collection focused on boxy shapes and classic tailoring, so who knows exactly what Paul’s got up his (very fashionable) sleeve for A/W 22.
Dumebei Boutique Opening & Fashion Show
Dumebei Boutique’s elegant fashion show looks set to be one of the top evening events on Friday 18th.
Founded by British-Nigerian designer Barbara Biosah, Dumebei is a luxury boutique that specialises in exotic couture womenswear.
With inspiration ranging from Africa, European Renaissance art, and French flair, the resulting collections are breathtakingly opulent – this is a LFW show you do not want to miss.
From red carpet gowns that wow to bespoke bridalwear, each design is crafted by hand using high-quality fabrics and decorated in glittering Swarovski crystals.
No London Fashion Week timetable is complete without a show from the iconic Molly Goddard.
Known for her unashamedly eclectic designs boasting garish florals, tulle skirts, and bold use of colours – her Spring/Summer 22 collection was particularly luminous – seats at Molly’s shows are highly sought after.
Hip Curve & Friends Catwalk
As the brainchild of Bulgarian designer Pepi Semerdzhieva, this brand emphasises women’s natural curves and femininity in a series of collections based around elegant and creative colours and cuts.
Pepi grew up in Bulgaria studying fashion and even had her own label there – though she soon scrapped it and moved to London once she realised that she was being stifled and couldn’t quite expand in the way she wanted to in her home country.
Her previous “Fairy Dust” collection for Spring and Summer blended florals and waist-nipping silhouettes.
MONA CORDES: CELLUSION
Quirky German designer Mona Cordes will be presenting her latest collection, Cellusion, in a mesmerising fusion performance of fashion, music, and dance in February’s London Fashion Week.
Mona’s work has a distinct punk feel to it, which is aided by the inclusion of political and ecological messages within the designs – while this is dubbed as a womenswear collection, Mona stresses that her pieces are for any gender.
This looks set to be one of the coolest shows at LFW A/W 22.
AADNEVIK Catwalk Show
Designer pair Hila and Kristian Aadnevik launched AADNEVIK in 2013, bringing luxury occasionwear and intricately designed pieces to London. Their designs ooze femininity through luxe embellishments, soft layering, and romantic silhouettes.
They champion the concept of blending ready-to-wear with couture. Both designers and their styles contrast each other, with light and dark concepts working together harmoniously.
It’s no wonder that this is one of the most highly coveted shows throughout London Fashion Week – ROKSANDA is known for her innovative colour blocking and use of modern cuts and fabrics.
The brand has gathered an unwavering army of followers in recent years, mainly because the designs are modest yet feminine – featuring power suits and full-length dresses – and so are adored right across the globe.
SATISFACTORY – Claudia Wang
Menswear and Womenswear
Born into a family of designers and artists, it was inevitable that Claudia Wang was destined to become one of the world’s most innovative fashion designers. And she’s debuting at London Fashion Week 2022 with a bang.
Since capturing the attention of Vogue International and Vogue Taiwan in recent years, she has successfully fused her love of aesthetic art with virtual technology.
The result? Iconic sustainable fashion.
LFW 2022: Designers to Watch
London Fashion Week 2022 will be POSTER GIRL’s first.
You might recognise their form-fitting, cut-out dresses from the Instagram feeds of Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner, and Selena Gomez, to name a few – it’s safe to say that the brand has built up a cult following.
Between them, co-founders Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville have cut their teeth at the likes of BVLGARI, Dior, and Vivienne Westwood… but POSTER GIRL looks set to debut some of their most innovative pieces yet.
Known for her womenswear pieces that champion femininity through romantic nostalgia (think gothic florals, creamy lace, and waist-nipping tailoring), London-based Yuhan Wang is a designer to look out for over the next few years.
You can catch Yuhan Wang’s digital event unveiling her A/W 22 collection at 11:45 on 22nd February here.
If you couldn’t tell from our *slightly* gushy tone when we talked about the upcoming SATISFACTORY show above, we are huge fans of Claudia Wang. While her design company was only officially established in 2021, her fashion has already graced the likes of Vogue (not bad for your first year, eh?).
Neon colours, graphic prints, and innovative layering culminate in an East meets West vibe – where anime characters can be found on tailored workwear.
London Fashion Week: Practical Information
When is London Fashion Week?
London Fashion Week is running between Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd February 2022 – the designers will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2022 collections.
London Fashion Week is also running a city-wide programme of events which will see more than 200 brands and 400 events being held across the capital. You’ll be able to snag designer discounts, restaurant offers, and attend exciting Q&A sessions and previews.
You can check out the city-wide offers and events here.
How to watch London Fashion Week
This year LFW is running as a digital-first hybrid event, which means that the vast majority of events are available for everyone to watch online.
Alternatively, grab your London Fashion Week tickets to some of the public shows by RSVP’ing through the links above.