!! OMG, why not wear it? Toga’s twisted shirting + other eye-catching moments from London Fashion Week !!

Toga Spring/Summer 2023 at London Fashion Week

A look from the Toga Spring/Summer 2023 collection

Not even the mourning period for a famous elderly racist could dampen the spirits of fashun lovers keeping tabs on London Fashion Week!

Despite the recent departure of the ultimate out-of-touch meemaw, the shows went on (for the most part) and wow, what a treat.

See our full LFW Spring/Summer 2023 round-up after the jump!

Always a go-to for apparel that’s just a li’l bit off in the best possible way, Japanese label Toga followed suit with many designers and presented a plethora of tailored pieces that dare to bare.

Necklines were given a twisted treatment, or in other cases, simply plunged.

Now I’d say this look needs a statement necklace pronto, but for you minimalists out there, maybe the moiré-effect trousers call enough attention?

Never one to be outdone when it comes to undressing, Christopher Kane’s collection emphasized the embodiment of one of the designer’s primary preoccupations—SEX—with bondage-y corsetry coming in hot and see-through.

And I mean hot in the most literal sense of the word because that vinyl will get real damp and squishy come summer; but maybe your new look is *squelch*, and I’m not here to judge!

If *squelch* is too subtle for you, may I present the upcycled computer keyboard top shown at JW Anderson? When paired with distressed crystal-embellished shorts and bag, the moment is business up top, party on the bottom.

The Jonathan Anderson’s continuing commentary on throw-away culture surfaced in other garments, including this fresh-from-the-fairgrounds plastic bagged-goldfish minidress. Worn with a miniaturized version of the brand’s Bumper bag, it was campcore times a million. And j’adore.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking: Flowers, for Spring? Hear me out for a second though—cos this isn’t your average garden variety, but rather Simone Rocha-fied florals.

The designer, who introduced a men’s line at her show which is currently available for pre-sale via Dover Street Market (duh, darling), gave her classic white shirt style an upgrade with cheerful embroidered petals.

And here we come full circle at Chet Lo—not just with blossoms but body-baring, too. For a collection inspired by his Buddhist upbringing, Lo festooned sheer floor-length gowns with sprays of 3-D flowers.

We also saw more examples of his signature Spiky hand-pleated garments and accessories, the likes of which have been worn by Lizzo and Dua Lipa.

Lo also often appears on the ‘Gram in these barbed beauties and always looks immaculate.

As we slip into Fall, these radiant holiday halter top vibes are just what I need to think warm thoughts. Feel free to leave yours in the comments!

OMG, why not wear it? is our column for fashion lovers who are up for anything. It is an inspiration point, a place for dreaming, and a discussion of beauty, weirdness, and thought-provoking design moments as forms of connection. Written by Odessa Paloma Parker (@odessapaloma)

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