COVID-19 has been messing around with the traditional fashion calendar. Where many fashion weeks got canceled, London Fashion Week buckled up to host an online edition. Check out the best of London Fashion Week below.
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Best of London Fashion Week
Usually, London Fashion Week is the epicentre of it-girl street style and home to many fashionable individuals who are ahead of practically every trend. This season, things are a bit different. With a large part of LFW taking place online, the cool fashion gang is merely absent. Therefore, what happened on the runway got even more important. Check out the best of London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 below.
Daphnis and Chloe, a painting vy François Boucher from the Wallace Collectio, formed the main source of inspiration for Vivienne Westwood’s collection – solely made from materials with a reduced environmental impact. The painting starred across several prints on different items. Along with the prints, Westwood’s subversive manner of dressing formed the protagonist.
A.W.A.K.E. MODE presented a deconstructed collection that reminded of an interior collection, instead of a fashion collection. Without doubt, the designer found her inspiration in the realm of her own home. Natalia Alaverdian made comfort an important aspect of this collection, but did so without losing sight of A.W.A.K.E. MODE’s sense of strangeness. With the absence of wholesale, Alaverdian based her designs on what people bought most via her own channel. Her credo? The stranger, the better. The pure proof that simpler, the better doesn’t hold at times like these.
“This collection is about a woman’s life, with the audience looking into her world,” said Emilia Wickstead in a Zoom meeting. Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery thriller Rare Mirror formed the source of inspiration for creating a collection based of a female lifestyle. Wickstead’s designs are – as always – rigor and to-the-point. Her take on eveningwear was a bit more unuseful, though – entirely made from materials that find their origins in classic tailoring. If you read between the lines, Wickstead explained, the generous wraps and capes are just another spin on comfortwear. After all, the pandemic hasn’t come to an end yet, but that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to dress up. One requisite: it has to be somewhat comfortable.
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