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Rejina Pyo's spring / summer 2022 show with Team GB Diver at London Fashion Week


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Rejina Pyo’s spring / summer 2022 show with Team GB Diver at London Fashion Week

After two seasons of digital fashion presentations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the physical experience of attending runway shows – at the fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan – is cause for celebration.

However, the return has not been without its headaches for organisers and designers, with fewer buyers and members of press travelling due to constantly changing quarantine rules, plus last-minute cancellations and confirmations. At London Fashion Week, for example, big names such as Burberry and Christopher Kane were missing, although Erdem, Simone Rocha, Richard Quinn and Roksanda staged captivating shows.

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Fashion student, 32, will never walk again after being shot in the neck as she was caught in crossfire of London attack

A FASHION student won’t walk again after being shot in the neck as was was caught in crossfire in a London gun attack.

Natalie Bignell, 32, was left with a serious spinal chord injury after being struck by a stray bullet in Hackney, East London.

A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for her rehabilitation costs

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A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for her rehabilitation costsCredit: GoFundMe
Fashion student Natalie Bignell, 32, suffered serious spinal injuries after being hit by a stray bullet

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Fashion student Natalie Bignell, 32, suffered serious spinal injuries after being hit by a stray bullet

In April, three men were charged over the shooting.

A fundraiser has been set up to help pay for Natalie’s physiotherapy and equipment costs following the “life-shattering injury.”

Natalie from Plymouth, Devon, had been an innocent bystander during a shooting in November last year.

She was left a quadriplegic and unable to feel or move anything from the neck down.

Her injuries mean she will no longer be able to walk

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London Fashion Week Ones to Watch

LONDON — London Fashion Week kicks off today with a hybrid format. A batch of new talents from around the world has also joined the fashion week, despite challenges posed by the pandemic, to present their latest creations in London. Here, WWD highlights three emerging designers to watch for this season.

Susan Fang

A finalist for the LVMH Prize, Susan Fang’s beaded marble bags are one of the hottest accessories at the moment. Based between London and Shanghai, the brand has built up good momentum in China, and this season, she is joining London Fashion Week’s official calendar for the first time to present her colorful and airy spring 2021 collection with a short filmed in Shanghai, just a few days ahead of London Fashion Week.

Fang said she wanted to bring hope and the feeling of rebirth with her collection, as the pandemic has totally changed the way

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