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The Most Exciting Looks From London Fashion Week Spring 2023

by W Staff
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A look from Harris Reed’s spring 2023 collection
A look from Harris Reed’s spring 2023 collection. Photographed by Marc Hibbert

When Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th, the fate of London Fashion Week looked uncertain. Several designers including Burberry, Raf Simons, and Roksanda either canceled or postponed their shows to a later date. Meanwhile, Harris Reed, an American talent who’s made his name in the U.K. seized the moment to remind the world that despite the somber news, the British fashion scene is as vibrant as ever and that the shows must, respectfully, go on. “It has been a challenging two years…,” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “London is a place where community, creativity, and cultivation should always be in the forefront of what we support and nurture.” On September 15th, Reed officially kicked off the spring 2023 season with a tribute to the late monarch and a collection of over-the-top gowns styled with the dramatic halo headpieces, made in collaboration with Vivienne Lake, that have become the designer’s calling card. Although the schedule has been scaled back, there is still much to seen and celebrated on the London runways. Check back here often as we track our favorite looks.

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Richard Quinn
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Richard Quinn
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Emilia Wickstead
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Emilia Wickstead
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Emilia Wickstead
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Christopher Kane
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Christopher Kane
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Christopher Kane
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Christopher Kane
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Stefan Cooke
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Stefan Cooke
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Stefan Cooke
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Erdem
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Erdem
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Erdem
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Erdem
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Simone Rocha
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Simone Rocha
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Simone Rocha
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Nensi Dojaka
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Nensi Dojaka
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Nensi Dojaka
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JW Anderson
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Feben
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Feben
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Feben
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S.S. Daley
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S.S. Daley
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Molly Goddard
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Molly Goddard
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Molly Goddard
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Chopova Lowena
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Chopova Lowena
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Chopova Lowena
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Harris Reed
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