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Paul & Joe SS23

 by Emily Duff

Paul & Joe SS23 - inspired by Lewis Carol’s wonderland and invoking femininity, was overall safe but nonetheless stunning.

Taking place in the absolutely glamorous Langham Hotel Ballroom - the collection reflected the iconic building. With our entrance beginning with a stop in the Ballroom’s outdoor area, everything about this show invited you in. Featuring  delicious pre-show drinks of sparking elderflower and fruity virgin mojito’s, it was easy to be caught in the 

Executed to the highest standard of any other event during this London Fashion Week, an easy pre-assigned seating plan made entering and opening your gifts a breeze. 

Simple yet effective was definitely the overarching feelings from the show, from these planning details down to the clothing themselves. While florals and pastel shades are nothing new for Spring Summer - insert Miranda Priestley’s “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking” - Paul & Joe designer, Sophie Mechaly, was able to both implement these overused styles and incorporate the trends we’re seeing all over Fashion Week Season, silk and sheer materials. 

Styled by Leith Clark, the show featured shades from pistachio green to marshmallow pink with a range of textures from silk to sequin adoring models in graphic eye makeup of colour blocked yellows and blues by Georgia Graham using Paul & Joe Beaute.

Brands are opting for revamped sexuality, with clothing appearing both modest and revealing through long hems and near-invisible materials. The world is in a state of disarray, and our clothing is catching up to reflect that:

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