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Trend Report: London Fashion Week AW 20

Rule Britannia. From over-the-top bedazzling to streamlined tailoring, we round up the best of the Autumn Winter 20 shows from London Fashion Week.

Worlds collide.

A.W.A.K.E. MODE
Natalia Alaverdian took inspirations from Soviet-era Russia and sci-fi fantasy for her AW 20 runway show. An elevated curation of creativity and ideas, from liquid lamé, top pleating, sequins and artistic tailoring.

BODE – INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE
A forever favourite. After presenting at The International Woolmark Prize 2020, Emily Adams Bode was awarded the inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation. Creative spirit.

BURBERRY
Plaid on check on beige on sparkle. That signature Burberry aesthetic with touches of street and evening wear, always with a Riccardo Tisci edge.

Purposeful and powerful

CHALAYAN
Off-the-body shapes and silhouettes, with a runway soundtrack sung by Hussein Chalayan himself. We want it all.

CHRISTOPHER KANE
Continuing on with notions of sex and nature, Christopher Kane’s AW 20 show took inspirations from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Crystal mesh gowns, snakeskin boots, sensual lace and unusual touches. Forbidden fruit never looked so good.

EMILIA WICKSTEAD
Feminine, elegant, with notions of eras past and old Hollywood glamour. Draping and sequins, lace and leather, all took centre stage for Emilia Wickstead AW 20.

The roaring 20s.

ERDEM
Romantic and nostalgic, with the kind of glitter and glam you’d wish to wear to a one of Gatsby’s infamous parties – or even a modern day soirée. Sequins, luxurious coats, metallic gloves, ruffles, satin and more from Erdem Moralioglu this season.

HALPERN
High fashion meets 70s disco – Michael Halpern’s signature hasn’t faded. Autumn Winter 20 saw sequinned flares, snakeskin suits, one-shoulder draping, knee-high boots, party dresses, electric bursts of colour and a collaboration with J Brand jeans.

J.W.ANDERSON
Winter is a trying time, but the statement coats presented at Jonathan Anderson’s AW 20 show would certainly bring a glow back into your life. Bubbled silhouettes, puffed sleeves, ribbed-knit dresses, oversized leather collars and metallic sparkles also came into play.

Let’s rave.

MARQUES’ ALMEIDA
A collection inspired by one of the greatest TV shows to hit 2019: Euphoria. Acid-wash denim, kaleidoscopic colours, slouchy hoodies, slinky dresses, statement feathers, platform shoes and ruffles for playful youth. Now all we need is the glitter eye-makeup to match.

MOLLY GODDARD
Child’s play. A collection inspired by her younger toddler self, for AW 20 Molly Goddard’s signature was in full swing. Voluminous tulle dresses, preppy vintage sweaters, chunky creepers, check trousers, billowing shapes and beanies with oversized bow detailing.

PETAR PETROV
The first ever runway show for Petar Petrov, and what a delight it was. Well-tailored garments with fluidity and movement for the modern woman.

Fix up, look sharp.

PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI
For Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, this season saw thick wool oversized suiting, thigh-high leather boots, deconstructed sequin dresses and mosaic detailing. Ultra-femme and androgynous, all at once.

REJINA PYO
Vintage necklines, patent leather coats, snakeskin boots, princess blouses, power suiting and beautiful fabrications. Doesn’t everyone want to be a Rejina Pyo man or woman?

RICHARD QUINN
God save the Quinn. Subtle wouldn’t be the word to describe models donned in head-to-toe crystal beading, but Richard Quinn has never tried to be. For this season it was signature floral prints and colourful caped gowns, with the newcomer – men’s RTW – in the form of sequinned slim-cut suiting and flared trousers.

It was all a dream.

ROKSANDA
Creative, bold and a dreamlike vision. For Autumn Winter 20 Roksanda Illincic showcased colourful patchwork knitwear, velvet skirting, caped and draped silk-satin gowns, buttery soft leathers and rich colour choices.

SHRIMPS
Faux fur is notorious for almost being as bad as the real thing. Shrimps designer Hannah Weiland has always championed the fake, however has worked closely with a mill in Italy to create environmentally friendly fabrications for AW 20. The result: rich outerwear for the regal, animal conscious part in all of us.

Just like a prayer.

SIMONE ROCHA
Religious inspirations shaped Simone Rocha’s AW 20 offering, complete with ruffles, satin, pearls, lace veil brides and mourning widows in black. Take me to church.

VICTORIA BECKHAM
Winter layering done best. Blazers over turtlenecks, sweaters over shirts over skirts over boots. Victoria Beckham’s woman is always pristine, impeccably tailored and well-groomed. Notable mentions to the incredible claw belts and billowing balloon sleeves.