London Fashion Week Highlights
Despite the restrictions of Covid-19, London Fashion Week continued undaunted. This was the first of its type, being digital-only as well as gender-neutral.
127 designers were on show as this twice-a-year event hit the headlines. For five days, models, fashionistas, buyers and others with an interest surveyed all that took place, getting an insider’s view of what will hit the stores next season.
The Autumn/Winter 2020 show concluded in a flash of brilliance, leaving everyone with some wonderful memories. Here are just a few highlights from the show:
Riccardo Tisci and Burberry
This was a designer that turned back the clock, remembering the earlier days of his career. Now working with Burberry, his collection plucked the best ideas from what we all consider the range’s key characteristics. With a colour code of predominantly beige, we saw lively check prints, long flowing trench coats and eye-catching streetwear. Metallic fabrics were also the name of the game, along with bright rugby shirts and men’s duffels.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Plaid Pocket Mini Dress.
With a V-neck, button detail and long sleeves, the fabric is reminiscent of the Burberry check. We love its smooth line, clinched waist and mini length. This is classic fashion at its best, creating a dress that is both versatile and catching to the eye. Wear it solo (as shown) or over the top of your favourite cami or bralette.
Tommy Hilfiger and celebrities
Here the focus was on the new #TommyXLewis collection, highlighting the connection with F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton. Models on the runway were both young and old, including well-known names such as Jodie Kidd. Naomi Campbell later joined in the show, resplendent in a brightly coloured cagoule taken from the streetwear-heavy collection.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Suede Fleece Jacket.
This would look good on any racing driver’s sidekick, a soft zipper front suede fleece jacket with long sleeves. Draping beautifully, it has tones of beige and brown with pocket, elbow and zipper contrasting suede trim. The fleece looks super soft and cuddly, keeping you warm and cosy when there’s a nip in the air or you just want to wrap up.
Roksanda attracts the A-listers
With Cate Blanchett and Joely Richardson on the front row, the theme was vivid colours and plenty of flowing silk dresses.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Silk Sheer Cape Dress.
With a flowing cape design and plunging neckline, this comes in an oversized fit. Dramatically sweeping the floor, the dress underneath is a sophisticated cotton creation. Wear this and make your entrance known at any event.
A vivid floral fantasy with Richard Quinn
Who could not become enchanted by this designer’s theatrical displays accompanied by an Abba soundtrack? Here we saw his signature floral collection, brimming over with vivid colours and voluminous shapes. A dark edge was added via the use of bondage-style jewelled facemasks.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Floral Jumpsuit.
Fit for any Abba Dancing Queen, this jumpsuit pulls no punches when it comes to sleek and sexy. Long sleeves, deep V-shaped neckline and slit detail make the most of this floral patterned creation. Give yourself a treat and go back in time to the mid-70s with this knockout attire.
Victoria Beckham and her ‘gentle rebellion’
This designer decided to break the rules gently. The catwalk showed models in chunky 80s style heels and retro over-the-knee boots. Hemlines went up and tweed A-line skirts were in abundance.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Flowing Skirt.
With our mind firmly fixed on vintage, we love this closely fitted and flowing London Skirt. Hugging tightly around the waist and hips, the hem flounces and bounces. Designed as a knee-length creation, this ticks the box as far as Victoria Beckham’s blast from the past designs go. A must-have in your wardrobe, this is the type of classic skirt that will mix well with any number of tops, from camis through to chunky wool knits.
Paolina Russo teams up with Adidas
Adidas fell for this designer’s impressive knitwear range, accessorised by detachable bags aimed at the urban cyclist market.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Hooded Knit Top.
You don’t have to get on your bike to wear this lush knitted hoodie but with its light weight, long sleeves and hood, it will certainly keep you snug. We love the fact that it’s long-line, with the V-neck meaning you can wear it solo or over your fav t-shirt.
Matty Bovan’s hair-raising event
Wearing a wig isn’t compulsory to look good although Matty Bovan’s models went to extremes with over-sized topknots. With his mantra being ‘big hair, don’t care’, all eyes were on the model’s heads, not only the high fashion display.
Check out the Wandering I take on the collection with the London Sequin Party Dress.
We thought we would end on a high with a party dress that could look good with even the most outlandish of hairstyles. This brings together so many exciting elements with sequins, V-shaped bare back, mini length and georgette silk and sequins. Here you see it teamed with the latest over-the-knee boots (a la Victoria Beckham) but it would look equally good with ankle boots or even chunky heels.
While the world may be facing the doom and gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean that fashion has to stay standing still. Get ready for many of the designs shown above to hit the stores, ready for next season. By shopping online, not only can you find the latest trends available before they even enter the high street stores, but you have all the fun of browsing the latest fashions without having to leave your chair!For more fabulous London Fashion Week inspired designs, check out our London collection.