Our Top Picks From London Fashion Week 2021

Just like that London Fashion Week 2021 has brought all the magic we have been waiting for. London fashion week is known for avant-garde, creativity and intrigue. The 2021 show did not disappoint.

If you weren’t able to watch the shows this year, sit back and relax. As we are bringing you our top picks from London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2021.

All the best looks from London Fashion Week 2021

London is popular in the fashion realm with youth, colour, vibrancy, and creativity. And in the middle of a lockdown, the energy persists and we have to give a nod to the imaginative resilience.

Lets check out the best looks coming out of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2021.

Simone Rocha

Rocha’s collection was not without staples, which she showcased at the event. Her collection encompassed embroidered tulles, hand-painted flowers on pearls and porcelain cameos, encased in gold. Rocha's work is always a contrast of hard and soft, masculine and feminine, drama without being too delicate. We love the masculine and feminine contrast. We show elements of this in our Ukiyo tracksuits. The feminine embroidered logo, but the masculine oversized fit is a dream combination.

Photograph of Simone Rocha's outfit piece of a black ruffled shirt and white shirt with a black tie, underneath an oversized black leather jacket. The look is coupled with black patterned tights, high laced black boots and a black handbag

Photograph of a model wearing Simone Rocha's long, black leather dress coupled with high laced black boots. The model is also clutching a string of pearls.

Ukiyo Tracksuit  

Photograph of influencer wearing our Ukiyo Frosted Olive Green Tracksuit Jogger Set

Image of an influencer outside a building wearing our Ukiyo French Vanilla Sweatshirt Tracksuit Set

Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu’s print-heavy fall collection was packed with modernist florals and abstract python prints in bright shades of burnt orange, fuchsia, green, and turquoise. It was inspired by the work of painters Barkley L. Hendricks and Édouard Vuillard. Duro Olowu’s vibrant colours and statement prints are a must have.

Photograph of a model wearing Duro Olowu's floral pattern dress with black flowers on a white background mixed with yellow and blue larger flowers on a orange background. The model is accessorising this dress with a pair of large black circular sunglasses, black tights and cream shoes.

Image of a model wearing Duro Olowu's dress with purple floral patterns on a black background. The model is coupling this look with large, black circular sunglasses, black tights and beige platform shoes.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showcased their selection of prairie-inspired dresses in bright hues or dainty floral prints, which were largely accessorized with silk headscarves. Flower power is a go-to for the Preen brand, and their frocks certainly continued this message. It is something we have seen before in previous seasons but in a much softer and daintier way.

Image of model in woodland area wearing Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's red and black pinstripe jumpsuit, paired with tall black boots and black gloves

Photograph of two models next to each other wearing Preen by Thornton Bregazzi pieces. The model on the left is wearing a floral dress layered with a red cardigan over the top, a black beret and floral scarf. The model on the right is wearing another floral dress that is almost entirely covered by a long, leather overcoat. This look is coupled with tall black boots and a floral scarf that matches the dress.

Roksanda  

Roksanda illustrated her juxtaposition of neutral hues with vivid colours or sweet pastels on oversized tailored separates. The London-based designer is also a lover of Abstract Expressionism, often showcasing bold, painterly prints on voluminous silhouettes.

Her collection this autumn/winter showcased oversized suits, kaftans and blanket coats. Still, she did not let us down, offering larger-than-life taffeta gowns and flowing silk dresses with statement prints. She did, however, present the more practical styles that largely reflected quarantine life, much like Ukiyo’s chic loungewear collection.

Image of model wearing Roksanda's dark orange/light brown flowy jumpsuit and robe, with a pink trim on the robe. This is coupled with gold earrings and white shoes.

Image of model wearing Roksanda's blue turtleneck jumper underneath an oversized fabric grey suit. This is accessorised with an abstract, multi-coloured scarf and brown shoes.

Emily Wickstead

Emilia Wickstead drew inspiration from classic cinema. The Brit designer has a way with the classic and ladylike. For fall 2021, the cinematography that drew her in was based on three films: Teorema (1968) by Pier Paolo Pasolini, I Am Love (2009) by Luca Guadagnino, and Rear Window (1954) by Alfred Hitchcock. Traditional suiting was done up in wool and soft flannel tailored close to the body. She presented a beautiful off-the-shoulder dress in charcoal wool, which had a touch of '90s minimalism. A blue and white two-piece set was giving china vibes, which we are here for.

We are obsessed with her off the shoulder black dress.  If its good enough for the runway its good enough for us! Check out our fitted satin black dress for all the Emilia Wickstead vibes.

Emily Wickstead's black sleek, shoulder-less dress paried with long sleeve black gloves and black high heels

Image of model wearing Emily Wickstead's dress on a pink runway. The white dress is middle-less and sleeveless and has a blue floral pattern. It is couples with black high heels.

Image of influencer on high street wearing our Ukiyo fitted satin black dress with matching black boots

There we have it; our favourite looks from London Fashion Week 2021. We have loved seeing all the strong and confident silhouettes, bold prints and vibrant colours. We always feel inspired after a fashion week to create our own unique transitional pieces. 

We would love to see what your favourite London Fashion Week 2021 looks are! Make sure to follow us on Instagram for all our latest looks and fashion inspiration @ukiyoonline_.