Looking for the hottest of the hottest of London Fashion Week? Then it’s your lucky day, since we’ve made an extensive overview of the best shows that took place in this buzzing city during last fashion month. This is the best of London Fashion Week.
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Best of London Fashion Week
Now that London Fashion Week is over, we go home with some rich experiences in our minds. Despite this, the coronavirus has been the overwhelming theme and talk of town. Let’s forget the virus for a moment, while taking a look at the best of London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021.
Erdem surprised its audience with colorful flower bombs on the catwalk. Nothing seemed too much: over-the-top (signature Erdem, however) dresses were combined with hats, tied up scarves and – in some cases – even elbow-reaching gloves. Over the top is just an understatement.
Even more striking was the absence of a waistline. While some of the suits and dresses were tied at waist height, most of them weren’t. It marks a liberation of what long has been held as “sexy” and “feminine”. While many of us discovered this mere fact years ago, this collection just marked the proof of it.
Yet another striking fact was the skirt length, reaching to the ankles. All outfits showed how this new length can be worn all day, every day, whatever the occasion. Modest fashion has made its entrance at Erdem as well. The entire setting and collection felt like a well-dressed summer wedding.
Erdem Moralioglu has always based his collections on a single person. This time it was Tina Modotti, whom he described as “a romantic and revolutionary, a woman of principle. Each outfit was like a postcard from a part of her life.” Modotti has been a silent movie actress in Hollywood and both a photographer and communist in Mexico. Her early death in suspicious circumstances fascinated Moralioglu most. After all, it led to an inspiring collection. Something we should Modotti be thankful for. Check out the full report here.
Jonathan Anderson’s ‘Nouveau chic’ collection perfectly fitted its name. “What does it take to enter a room?” did the designer ask himself. He agreed upon sharp silhouettes with a tough, but feminine approach. Coats with over-the-top leather collars (and when we say over-the-top, we definitely mean over-the-top here) and dresses with ultra feminine accents alternated each other.
Halfway, models entered the runway covered in shiny (see-through) fabrics and beaded dresses, ready to party. Despite the different looks, statement collars remained the central piece of focus of the collection. Anderson has already shown multiple times that he’s capable of creating new it-items that make the internet explode. A couple of seasons ago, everyone had to have his sailor-inspired bag. Now, we predict that your Instagram feed will be dominated by Anderson’s big collars.
With this collection, Anderson wanted “something optimistic“. With this nouveau chic collection, he certainly succeeded.
We have to admit that we’re huge fans of VB. Victoria Beckham has been an honored designer for a decade now, and we can conclude that she gets better and better. This collection consisted of feminine ensembles (as always) with a ’70s touch. Sophisticated chic with a very modern edge is what describes this collection best. Beckham designs female-central, meaning that she creates an attainable, yet feminine and chic wardrobe.
Beck in 2019, people were criticizing Beckham for being an ex-Spice Girl. Since then, she’s moved from tight dresses and ultra-feminine skirts to flowy and liberating garments. At the pre-viewing of her collection, Beckham said: “The silhouettes aren’t complicated, so I like to express myself by wearing color.” This sense of timelessness exactly captures what makes her designs so successful.
Rejina Pyo’s show started with a statement: the loud noise of a starting engine and the bright headlight bedazzling the photographers. “It’s a statement about everything that’s going on in today’s world – from Trump to the coronavirus,” Pyo said. Likewise, the venue was sober. Pyo is one of the designers taking sustainability serious. For example, she stopped sending hard copy invitations and swapped them for email instead.
However, the controverse surroundings and show didn’t quite correlate to Pyo’s collection. At least, this connection wasn’t visible at first hand. The collection was sophisticated, strong and sometimes even glamorous. Stunning models like Vera van Erp, Daniela Kocianova and Nya Kong fiercly walked the runway wearing powerful clothes. During the show, you’d soon notice that this might be Pyo’s strongest and best collection until now. We’re excited for everything that this designer will create in the future.
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