Fashion designer Bethany Williams creates wearable flags... and they’re nothing to do with the football
With any luck, Sunday will be the day that football officially comes home, and on that day the city will be a sea of St George Cross flags. Today, however, Coal Drops Yard reveals a flag extravaganza of a more colourful kind, with the unveiling of the second in its flag installation series, this time created in partnership with London’s conscious fashion poster girl .
From dainty Welsh faeries, to alien, virtual reality experiences, these were the top moments from London’s SS22 shows It’s been less than a week since the final collections of AW21 landed and yet, here we are, gazing up at the craggy rock face of SS22.
You may well have missed it, but a digital London Fashion Week happened this weekend. While the majority of designers skipped the event this time (let’s hope they all have big exciting runway-shaped things planned for September), there were a few highlights on the pared-back schedule.
In response to the pandemic, the June 2021 edition continues the ‘digital first’ approach. Like so many live events, London Fashion Week has been severely impacted by the pandemic The British Fashion Council is hoping we’ll be back on track with the usual line-up of physical shows come September, but in the meantime LFW’s ‘digital first’ approach continues with another selection of online presentations from the capital’s designers alongside a handful of in-person events.
London Fashion Week regular Matty Bovan has been awarded both the 2021 International Woolmark Prize and the Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation, becoming only the second designer to win both awards at once. The first dual winner was Edward Crutchley, who was given the Woolmark Prize for Menswear and the Innovation Award in 2019.
Though their designs are visually worlds apart – with Bethany Williams weaving a colourful patchwork of paintbox textiles, and Anna Gloria Flores’ forging garments from a liquified alternate dimension for her AGF Hydra label – the designers came together to discuss the future of social media for the second of our A Future World podcasts, out now.