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London Fashion Week update #1 – Mark Fast, Shrimps and Kiko Kostadinov

LONDON FASHION WEEK

London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 has officially kicked-off. We were delighted to keep you posted on the best shows, promising designers and emerging trends. This update: Mark Fast, Shrimps and Kiko Kostadinov.

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London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is full of great designers and shows. Since its hard to stay up-to-date with its great amount of shows, we’re delighted to keep you posted. Check out the entire schedule of all fashion weeks here and the complete London Fashion Week schedule here.

Mark Fast

This season, Mark Fast brings back both the ’80s and ’90s in a very innovative way. Tight neon skirts and matching tops and bodycon dresses accompanied by a big pile of feathers – to name a few. The latter reminds us of Prada back in the days, when Carry Bradshaw was our main source of fashion inspiration. Mark Fast makes us long for those days again, when everything was much less complicated (read: no heavy usage of our phones, the absence of social media and the non-existence of the word “influencer”) and people were actually watching fashion shows instead of filming them.

However, you won’t hear us complain about today’s society, but Fast’s collection simply brings back good memories. Every piece from his collection feels very fresh and easy, while the garments aren’t that straightforward at all. Fishing net skirts pop up underneath dresses and fringes are attached at places you won’t come up with by yourself. While feeling a bit melancholic, we love this refreshing take on the past decades.

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Shrimps

Shrimps is known for its famous and bestselling beaded it-bags and faux-fur outerwear, but hence shows it has a lot more to offer. Designer Hannah Weiland took her inspiration from the British countryside, combined with Western influences. The result? Exquisite scarves alternated with fluffy cowboy hats. We even saw evening gowns and satin gloves.

With this new collection, the young brand (founded in 2013) shows that cruelty free fashion is serious business, but not too serious – whimsical touches show that fashion can be fun as well.

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Kiko Kostadinov

Kiko Kostadinov showed a melting pod of colors and prints. Nothing seemed impossible. Kostadinov made us rethink our current wardrobe and its possible new combinations – which is a good thing.

His father used to be a construction worker, which has been a huge influence to his work, which can best be described as contemporary workwear. His debut collection from 2017 showed engineered garments with functional cuts and details. With this collection, Kostadinov stays true to his roots, but takes a little trip to exaggerated prints and combinations.

In line with other trends, the shoulders are big and sporty details remain a big focus. Add a bold print and unexpected shoe combination and you’ve got the perfect outfit-recipe for Spring 2020.

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