What’s Good is a Who What Wear column where senior editor Kristen Nichols shares her latest fashion and beauty finds.
As an editor, fashion month is always a highlight of the year—a moment to see runway shows up close, have a preview of what is new and next in fashion, and chat with other people in fashion about their thoughts on what is unfolding. This season, I attended London fashion week and the F/W 23 collections were full of experimentation amongst young designers and a much-discussed changing of the guard with Daniel Lee taking the helm at Burberry. Tove showed its debut runway collection, up-and-coming brands such as Di Petsa and Mowalola were some of the most talked-about shows of the season, and established designers such as Simone Rocha and Emilia Wickstead stunned with their beautiful shows.
Aside from seeing the new collections, fashion month gives me an excuse to put together new outfits to wear to the shows. My approach this season revolved around great outerwear and accessories, mixed with some of the essentials already sitting in my closet, so that’s exactly what I packed and brought to The May Fair Hotel in London, which was the home base for myself and the other US editors in town.
Among the new pieces in my fashion week wardrobe were Khaite’s just-launched sunglasses in collaboration with Oliver Peoples, T-shirts and turtlenecks from Refine, Ralph Lauren’s new Polo ID clutch, and a Celine bag I’ve been waiting until fashion week to debut. I was also lucky enough to borrow samples from some of my favorite brands and retailers, including Tove and FWRD, so I tried out their beautiful pieces as well. Ahead, see the LFW outfits this editor wore and shop each of them.