The Best SS20 Shows From London Fashion Week
As #LFW comes to a close, we take a look at some of the best collections from this season that were shown here in London.
JW Anderson takes centre stage this LFW for his spring/summer 2020 collection. With floor-length dresses adorned with crystal embellishments: Even the small details were momentous. Models were seen with a single earring on - a trend we expect to see in the upcoming months - because who has the time to put two on? Handbags and footwear weren’t a showstopper this season, which doesn’t come as a surprise as I wouldn’t say they bring in most of the brand's revenue.
Emilia Wickstead is always a must-watch designer when it comes to LFW, and she always manages to continue to create enthralling collections. Her consumer is the modest woman, who enjoys her demure silhouettes and who dresses proper and ladylike. So the brand’s latest SS20 collection makes sure to present exactly what their consumer wants. Starting off with looks in an array of muted, pastel colours, the collection features pieces you could wear just about anywhere. Going to the store? Theres a black-and-white gingham trouser for you. Going to a baptism? Theres a powder blue two piece look for you.
A name you may-or-may-not have heard yet, Sharon Wauchob has been active over the last decade, but has only recently caught my attention. Though this marks the brand’s first show on the women’s schedule at LFW, the show isn’t to be overlooked. Now, the collection itself isn’t groundbreaking, and I wasn’t expecting it to be, but theres a sort of modern-chic feel to it that is always a hard-yes in my books. Knee-length lavender marabou feathered dresses and classic tailored blazer suits; its a yes from me!
Roland Mouret manages to continually design collections that include embracing femininity, whilst adhering to the idea that womenswear should be beautiful, relaxed, and sophisticated. He creates demure silhouettes in pant suit and dress form which is what you can envision yourself wearing to work in a professional workplace, if you could actually afford to wear designer pieces to work. Stand out pieces for this SS20 collection were the duck-egg sequin looks; one being the one-piece bodysuit (shown on the right image) and the other being the long sleeve twisted detail dress seen towards the end of the show.
Simone Rocha’s show presented a curated take on multiple global references in their latest SS20 collection. Opening the show with extravagant tulle dresses printed with bone china patterns, it quickly moved on to feature an array of Celtic Irish references in their delicate blue-and-white puffed sleeve ruffle dresses and on their intricate raffia detailing worn on the models. Though this collection may or may not fit with your la garçonne persona, Simone Rocha’s collection never fail to stir pure admiration and desire in each of us, presenting enthralling collections that you could only ever conjure in your wildest dreams.
Victoria Beckham is pumping up the volume for spring with a collection full of saccharine silhouettes for the modern chic woman. The collection had some 70s references: the flowy garments, the tailored neutral pantsuit, and the brown round lens sunglasses. VB understands her target consumer very well, and knows just how they want to dress on the daily. Its all about the layering, the patterns and the volume in VB’s pieces and she just wants you to feel good and confident whilst wearing them.
Four words: Bright. Global. Playful. Rebellious.
Roberta Einer is a name you won’t find on Vogue Runway, but its still a name you should still keep an eye out for. Einer presented her SS20 collection in London 2 days ago and it was nothing short of understated taste. Sequin feather glamour, fresh new trouser silhouettes and acid bright goodness all feature in the collection. Its the perfect balance between playful chic and rebellious onlooker.
First, I’ll start off by saying that the collection was so romantic, feminine and colourful, yet exudes business and control.
The architect-trained designer, Roksanda Ilincic, presented a collection that cultivated the most beautiful colour palette, with a series of draped garments in pink fuschia and scarlet red. Tailored overcoats made a feature, as well as the pleated jumpsuit: Ilincic has a way with suitably reinventing trends and make them her own.