The weird and wonderful outfits rocking London street style

Fashion Week isn’t Fashion Week without a parade of fabulous outfits on the streets of London. While things have been heavily scaled back out of respect for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, that doesn’t mean people haven’t dressed up.

Amidst the many quirky and unique looks – modesty prevents sharing the most outlandish ones here, but needless to say they risked catching a cold – a few outfits really stood out.

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One look consisted of a model wearing a gray hijab, wide leg trousers, an oversized blazer and a flowy, patterned shirt dress. She looked incredibly chic in different shades of grey.

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Bubblegum pink and matching hair at London Fashion Week.  Sarah Maisey / The National

At the Halpern show, a woman was spotted wearing Qasimi, the label founded by the late Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi.

She wore the Don’t Shoot t-shirt, which alludes to the war in Lebanon, along with a durag and black pencil skirt. The t-shirt has also been reissued several times to raise funds for children in Palestine and most recently for those in need in Lebanon.

While the Middle East is very much about glamor and heels, London style is the opposite. It’s all about looking artfully out of place and mixing high with low.

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Seemingly no color was off limits this season, with three different people spotted in neon yellow, while hot bubblegum pink made multiple appearances as an oversized suit, an equally oversized sweater, a skirt under a red coat and a plaid shirt.

Royal blue is also having a moment, as a giant sack dress at Molly Goddard, a tank top over a pale yellow shirt, and not one but three men all wearing it as denim jackets.

There were subtle nods to the late Queen Elizabeth II – a favorite is the Union Jack painted on the back of denim jackets, while other flourishes appear when bleached denim is folded over boots, a man wearing what appears to be tights on his head wearing, and even a woman arriving with a matching toddler.

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A real bride and groom before the Halpern show in London.  Sarah Maisey / The National

The most wonderful thing about fashion week, however, is that really anything is possible. A couple were spotted in a wedding dress and a groom’s suit outside the Halpern show and were believed to have been part of the runway show.

It took us all a few moments to realize that they had just got married and were actually having their wedding photos taken. Long live fashion!

Updated September 21, 2022 at 3:46 p.m

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