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The Great Navel Gazing Trends Of London Fashion Week AW23

After years living under the threat of low-rise jeans’ return, the moment has most certainly arrived. Seen on the likes of Julia Fox and Bella Hadid in recent months, Net-A-Porter’s Market Director Libby Page confirmed to us that the style is back with a bang: ‘[Low-rise jeans were] featured in over half of the shows at fashion month, and are a clear continuation of the Y2K trend we first saw take hold for SS22.’

But, it isn’t just denim that’s receiving the low-slung treatment. According to London Fashion Week, most waistlines are heading south. With a new drop-waist silhouette seemingly comes an emphasis on all things hips; puff ball peplums and exaggerated shaping on hipbones will be everywhere for AW23.

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Di Petsa AW23

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If you’re already having horrid flashbacks to the disturbing Noughties’ fascination with size zero the last time all things low-waisted were on trend, let us reassure you that this time around, everyone is invited to the belly-baring party.

Celebrating all types of bodies, with a big emphasis on all things tummy, Di Petsa sent her diverse cast of models down the runway in plenty of low-slung skirts, even casting one pregnant model (as did Sinead O’Dwyer this season) and placing fake bumps on others.

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Karoline Vitto AW23

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Fashion East’s Karoline Vitto hired only mid and plus-size models for her decidedly sexy catwalk show, exposing their lower midriffs in teeny two-pieces that were expertly fitted with metalwork.

Despite the new inclusive approach, skin-baring still isn’t for everyone. Enter Standing Ground, another designer on Fashion East’s runway this season. Designer Michael Stewart demonstrated

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