The Highlights of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020
Here's what you missed.
Here's what you missed.
The whirlwind of Fashion Month may still be far from over, but the dust has begun to settle in the U.K. with London fashion week wrapping yesterday. V recapped the shows and moments that you need to know from the last few days in Londontown.
This season Burberry boasted a supermodel-studded line-up, which included a blonde Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters, Irina Shayk and Agyness Deyn (in her first runway appearance in seven years), for their 'Evolution' line, the third from Riccardo Tisci. "This is a collection inspired by our past and dedicated to our future. It’s the evolution of our Burberry kingdom," said Tisci. Notably, the Burberry check was nowhere to be found this season.
Beckham said that her Spring/Summer 20 line was "about the dynamic women of today, women in motion." The collection masterfully blends super feminine dresses with masculine tailoring, a way of representing the duality in women. Front row at her show was Beckham's husband David and their four children.
For Spring/Summer '20, Molly Goddard once again showcased her signature tulle at Seymour Leisure Centre in Marylebone. Her models were flat sandals or boots as the walked the runway. Edie Campbell closed the show in a tiered pink dress with red trim and matching boots.
This season, Rocha was inspired heavily by Irish Wren Boys, who dressed in straw outfits on St. Stephen's Day - the day after Christmas - and attempted to hunt a wren while also going door-to-door singing. She captured this unique spirit with the use of straw and raffia, feathers and tailored touches, but took inspiration from the houses they visited for the striking prints, which included peeling wallpaper and faded blue Delph embroidered onto ivory tulle.
For his most recent collection, Erdem Moralioglu was inspired by Tina Modotti, an Italian film star, photographer and political activist who died suddenly in the back of a taxicab in 1942. "Her story is not about fashion, but about the power of dressing as a form of self-expression to communicate something far deeper. She dressed to become who she felt she was meant to be," he wrote in the show notes. The collection included bright-colored gowns, large statement hats, loud prints, and a polka-dot suit.
Jonathan Anderson was influenced by visual artist Liz Magor for his Spring/Summer 20 line, which played with sculptural circles, draped cloth, slouchy suits, uneven hems, and large metal jewelry.
In his "eco-sexual" 2020 line, designer Christopher Kane paid tribute to his two loves: science and nature. Dresses crafted from medical grade silicone and biodegradable handbags filled with cosmetic grade oil reflected natural imagery of clouds and flowers to wow the audience in a truly Kane way.
The star-on-the-rise continued to shine brightly as he closed Monday night at a sports center in Bethnal Green. The Philharmonic Orchestra performed, Erin O'Connor walked, and bridalwear was revealed, and a group of feather-adorned children melted hearts.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi pulled on their travels to Japan for inspiration for their Spring/Summer 20 line. Bright colors were a staple, including orange and lemon tulle pieces, as well as a tiered cobalt blue dress. In an effort to be more ecofriendly, the also chose to use a mix of a sustainable viscose material and leftover fabric from previous seasons.
This season's Roksanda show featured a mixture of ballgowns and sleek boiler suits, sweatshirts teamed with flowing statement skirts and a few delicately draped pieces in neutral hues with just a pop of color. Alongside the usual suspects in the crowd was the designer's young daughter who was accompanied by her friends.
This season, Michael Halpern made a splash with a sequin-covered collection that's perfect for any party occasion. The designer chose a striking Westminster hall filled with dramatic chandeliers to showcase his bubble-hemmed voluminous gowns down the catwalk alongside the slick and sparkly dresses, inspired by Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl.
One of London's hottest young talents, Matty Bovan introduced a series of more approachable styles this season, including leg-of-mutton blouses, paneled combat pants, neat military jackets, and bombers. He still pushed the envelope, though, experimenting with panniered gowns with neon laced corsetry, wide mantuas and oversized sculptural pieces draped in vivid Edwardian prints
Inspired by Raffaella Carrá, the 1960s pop star and the brand's longtime muse, 16Arlington brought Italian glamour to the London catwalk. The line included Dip-dyed feathers, fully cocooned dresses, sequins, and psychedelic prints.
Pulling inspiration from the personalities of the four main characters of Little Women, Wicksteads Spring/Summer 20 palette was full of pinks, blues, and lemon yellows, paired beautifully with eye-catching gingham and florals that popped. All of this was capped with dramatic silhouettes and statement gloves.