Despite the dark political cloud looming over Britain this season, designers still came out to present show-stopping collections with sustainability at the forefront. Here, Fashion Editor Natalie Petrevski reflects on the highlights from this season’s London Fashion Week.
Simplicity with a twist. From upside down shirting to back–to-front skirts, Natalia Alaverdian’s SS 20 collection for A.W.A.K.E MODE was light and considered and to be worn on repeat. We’re especially coveting the sleek nude side-pleated skirt and beige strapless top. Bring back the early 2000s.
The evolution of Burberry. Riccardo Tisci was inspired by the Victorian age of Thomas Burberry for his 100+ piece collection. With a stellar cast including Freja Beha Erichsen, Cat McNeil, Irina Shayk and a return from Agnes Deyn, SS 20 saw the signature Burberry trench and tailoring with variations of crystal mesh, ruffled lace, corset detailing and puff sleeves.
Picture a series of Spanish riding hats, contrasting scarves, Victorian gowns and tiered skirts, paired with a sea of colour and prints for Erdem’s SS 20 show.
I’ve always had a soft spot for sparkles, probably inherited from my mother. From the incredible crystal drop earrings, to the jewelled bras and glittering rope belts and necklaces. I’ll take one of each please. Notable mentions also go to the flat rope sandals, shoulder bags and silver tunics.
Tailored, unfussy, purposeful, classic, casual, unpretentious and ultra cool was how each and every model looked on the Margaret Howell runway.
Forever romancing the tulle. Molly Goddard delivered her signature light, airy layers and silhouettes, the kind you want to spin endless circles in.
A debut show under new creative director Karl Templer, SS 20 saw a fusion of materials and silhouettes. From Hawaiian prints paired with electric blue pleats, to the ever-classic beige trench coat colliding with red checks. For multiple moods and multiple occasions. All in one.
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Sustainable fashion for the future. Sheer lace, ruffle dresses and free-flowing silhouettes – Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi presented their SS 20 collection with pieces made from recycled plastic bottles and textiles.
Book club girls. Rejina Pyo makes ultra-wearable clothes for the day-to-day, proving that real life need not be boring. While showcasing her first unisex collection, Pyo also introduced pieces such as a bright lime green 80s-inspired dress, yellow checked suit and pastel blue puff sleeve shirt.
Soft pastel colours, softer silhouettes. Everything light and flowing and easy and beautiful.
Simone Rocha never disappoints with those signature balloon silhouettes, lace overlay and frills, with unexpected added touches of straw. Forever feminine, forever mysterious.
It was a super chic and sleek 70s-inspired affair for Victoria Beckham SS 20. VB presented her classic signature tailored suits, but it was the free-flowing ruffle dresses that had us ready to move. All we need is the dance floor from Saturday Night Fever.