What We Learned From London Fashion Week AW20

London Fashion Week 2020 Burberry

What We Learned

From London Fashion Week AW20

It seems bizarre that a mere weeks ago fashion lovers came in swathes to catch a glimpse of the promises next seasons fashion offering. Seeing crowds of people on the streets of London will become a rare sight for the next few weeks. Right now, it’s a mind-boggling concept, but we will re-emerge from this, stronger and with new-formed friendships. How do you think the Coronavirus pandemic will effect fashion for SS21? Only time will tell. For now, grab a cup of something and enjoy our LFW report:

Last month, London saw the return of one of the biggest fashion events of the year. High profile names graced the front row, and we saw a glimpse of what’s to come for autumn/winter 20. There were plenty of fresh new looks to style for the coming season, plus many that saw a revival from current trends.

Check out some of the top looks to watch out for this year.

90s revival

90s style doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. Several designers offered a flash of noughties styling to collections including Victoria Beckham’s nod to sleek kitten heels and striking stilettos. British favourite Burberry also didn’t disappoint. Not only did the catwalk see a high profile model line-up with Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid strutting the famous Burberry check. There was also plenty of sporty separates to reignite the 90s flame.

Get set to sparkle

The autumn/winter season often gives us a selection of occasion looks, and this year was no exception. JW Anderson presented all the tinsel vibes with shimmering shoulder-grazing capes and Bowie-esque separates. Richard Quinn also decided to pull out the stops with pieces dripping in thousands of Swarovski crystals. Plus, Erdem held our gaze with silver brocade suits and spectacular metallic gowns.

London Fashion Week 2020 Victoria Beckham
London Fashion Week 2020 Prada

Classic tailoring never gets old

Tailoring is synonymous with British fashion design, and the AW20 collections had plenty on offer. Preen gave us everything from checked ties to crisp white shirts while Prada created bold colour combinations with boxy blazers and daring shirts. Vivienne Westwood also offered a peek of sharp tailoring to her iconic punk vibes.

Pretty and playful

The autumn/winter season wouldn’t be the same without a selection of pretty dresses perfect for the party season. We’re sure you’ll be taking inspiration from Molly Goddard’s fantastic variety of tulle designs. This collection gave us all the princess feels with billowing dresses and floral skirts. There were also plenty of everyday wearables, including vintage-inspired cardigans and jumpers.

We’re not over oversized

It would seem that the coming season is nowhere near over the oversized trend just yet. It wasn’t only London collections that were getting in on the action either, as Paris saw Off-White offer us a glimpse into oversized tailoring and outerwear. Plus, we can’t forget the myriad of wide circle hemlines and floaty fabrics.

Putting your own stamp on fashion

Sustainability is currently an important conversation topic in fashion, so it’s no surprise it made its way onto the London runways. York-based designer Matty Bovan has a distinct vibe to his designs that create a disconnected look but in a uniquely fluid way. Some of the most striking style to emerge in this collection was his denim pieces that featured rejected off-cuts donated by Fiorucci. Mulberry also hosted the ‘Made To Last’ programme, which gave us an insight into the design and construction of their products. These talks and workshops had an emphasis on buying pieces to last a long time, not just a season.

London Fashion Week 2020 Matty Bovan