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London Fashion Week 2021

Did you get the motive?

The looks we saw coming out of London.. the majesty of it all! There are naturally too many collections to go over, all-encompassing different energies and aesthetics, but we thought we would give it a try. This week’s GLAMCULT rep was Tom Goddard – our eyes on the inside, taking us backstage and front row all the way from overseas. You MUST see these (and we’re about to make sure you do), as we picked out three shows that would have been absolutely criminal to miss.


Front and center is one of the most stand-out collections to come out of this fashion week – ‘ADRENALIN’ SS22. Warm browns, mossy greens, and coppers are channeling Forest Fairy – as this spring collection brings us right back down to mother earth. Tom took us backstage as we got to experience these looks being put together first hand – the psychedelic patterns, ethereal layering, beading, hoops, and scarfs all came together to create some stunning looks that have been planted in our minds permanently.

We didn’t expect anything less than the phenomenal pieces brought by Labrum London, but the sophistication and style they served this fashion week was a breath of fresh air. The British African heritage brand’s SS22 collection brought structure – with a twist. Vibrant blazers with experimental collars, trench coats with layered sleeves – all tied together with a headwrap that honors the converging of West African culture and European fashion. The polish and construction of every piece are a testament to divine craftsmanship – echoing the delicate whisper of ‘The Sound of Movement’.

We had to end this recap with a bang – and PORTAL SS22 definitely delivered. This show was the absolute epitome of punk fashion, naturally for its stylistic inspirations attributed to the eccentric mohawks, graphic makeup, and spiked embellishments – only the collection was not afraid to embrace some color. Models were covered in glitter, gradient face-paint, and even candle wax paired with paint-splattered pieces, crochet dresses, and colorful plaid prints – even paired with more Victorian looking collars and ruffled sleeves. The collection and show were everything at once – sending the audience to a different dimension where the intersections between art, fashion, and culture were an amalgamation that was so shamelessly Charles Jeffrey.

The looks keep getting better and better, with too much to see, and even more to write about. We’ve already had our eyes on Milan, and the clocks are ticking as Paris gets closer and closer. However, these were some shows that we felt needed to be highlighted one final time, as the concepts, looks, and overall vibes were impressionable and everlasting.

Words by Alia Ayoubi.