KNWLS’ The Spring/Summer 2024 show featured a “need for speed,” as the collection puts it, “fueled by a primal urge to go beyond the limits of life.” Dubbed Benzinemodel and former adult film star Mia Khalifa closing the show, followed by a performance by Lily McMenamy.
What followed was a high-octane fusion of KNWLS signatures and new season silhouettes, SS24 a recent collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier and worked as a perfect sequel. Read on for Hypebae’s recap of the KNWLS show at London Fashion Week.
WHO: Mia Khalifa closed the runway show, followed by model and actress Lily McMenamy (aka Kristen McMenamy’s daughter.)
WHERE: The show took place in the listed building II. degrees nicknamed Old Billingsgate – formerly a popular London market now transformed into a multi-functional event space.
TOUCH: Bold textures characterized by KNWLS SS24, combining tactile details such as tassels and braiding with soft shapes and silhouettes. Plaid patterns and floral prints took over miniskirts and matching tops, paired with new jeans, circular bleach motifs, cracked leather and scratched camouflages.
SEE: Fan favorites such as KNWLS’s Claw Moto jacket, Fang corsets and bags, and Razr Bags make a triumphant return to the runway, along with the brand’s long-standing partnership with Parisian jeweler Panconesi. Jagged enamel spikes and serpentine hoop earrings worked as the perfect accessories to the rebellious outfits, which were punctuated by feminine silhouettes like asymmetric skirts and mini dresses.
TASTE: The grunge girlie continues to be one of fashion’s most popular trends, characterized by leather, washed denim and greasy cuts. Color palettes of blue, green and pink act as our mantra this season, alongside contemporary reimaginings of classic plaid and denim.