Raf Simons unveiled his Spring/Summer 2023 on Thursday in London, after previously delaying it in September at London Fashion Week, due to national mourning after the abrupt death of Queen Elizabeth II.

It was the first time Belgian designer staged a show in London, and it has certainly tapped into the city’s well-known rave and techno culture. Printworks at Canada Water – popular electronic music event’s space in South London was hosting a rave party from Raf Simon’s team. Guests entered straight to a dark club setting with loud music, green strobe lights and an extremely long bar. Later, this bar was transformed into a catwalk with models marching on it, and then back into a bar, when the show was over and the afterparty started.

The collection was calm, and minimalistic with simplified tight silhouettes and bright accents added with colorful leggings – a tribute to Simon’s past in Prada. Minimalism and simple silhouettes were chosen as a way to celebrate the human body in movement and its physicality. Knitwear and cotton bodysuits, fishnet T-shirts combined with tailored skirts and shorts, oversized biker jackets and customized blazers with no sleeves – were highlights of the collection. Some pieces, like tank tops and dresses, as well as show invitations, featured the artwork of Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg: his handwritten messages full of depth, wit and humor were food for thoughts and became the motto of this collection’s mood.

Raf Simons’ Spring/Summer 2023 is celebrating youth, dance, and the impact of the body.

Take a look at the collection below: