With London Fashion Week in full swing, our fashion team shares the best stuff you need to know about.
Erdem put hats back on the map
First there was the setting: gardens hidden away in the middle of London, Notting Hill style. Then there were the clothes: bold Frida Kahlo-esque floral dresses, Victorian ruffles and lots of statement hats. Dreamy.
J.W.Anderson brought the cool factor
You can always trust J.W.Anderson to serve up a great statement bag or trench coat and SS20 does not look like it’ll disappoint. There were lots of crochet knits, deconstructed dresses with bejewelled bra motifs, floral trenches and multi-pouch bags.
Simone Rocha walked away with our bank account
Simone Rocha can just take our money, all of it, because there is not a single thing from her SS20 collection we don’t want. The giant pearl bag, the oversized lace dresses, the jewel heel shoes. ALL. OF. IT.
Preen by Thornton made us want to skip autumn
We’re very into autumn/winter fashion, but just seeing Preen’s new collection made us want to skip ahead to next spring, because let us tell you, the offering is divine. Plenty of lace and florals (of course), but also lots of puff sleeve prairie dresses, bright colours and more muted pastels.
Molly Goddard served up a whole new wardrobe for Villanelle
Molly Goddard’s show did not disappoint. Sure, there were the tulle ballgowns we’ve come to know and love (like Villanelle’s pink one, aka THE Halloween costume of 2018), but it was an altogether more grown up take on spring dressing. There were some very wearable ruched trench coats as well as neutral toned oversized dresses.
Rejina Pyo was all kinds of wonderful
Set in a library (remember those?), Rejina Pyo’s show was as dreamy as ever. The styles we’ve come to know and love from the designer featured aplenty: elegant suits, beach-y shirts and midi dresses with puff sleeves, all in her signature bright hues of orange and turquoise, mixed in with more earthy tones. My favourite pieces included a shimmering striped trench and a skirt with a hemline made of wooden beads that jingled beautifully.
Henry Holland brought his mates to the party
You can always count on some good celeb spots at the House of Holland shows, and this season’s FROW didn’t disappoint. Aquaria, Love Island’s Ovie, Daisy Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Ella Eyre looked on as Pixie Geldof and fellow models walked the runway. This was perhaps his best collection to date, with looks that echoed the wild Studio 54 parties: leopard print, neon and lots of glitter.
Rixo went full on boho
We knew the 70s were back, but Rixo designers Henrietta and Orlagh really took things to another level with their flower power presentation. Gorgeous models of all ages and sizes danced around to Beach Boy hits, in paisley dresses, tie dye and psychedelic prints. Their most interesting collection so far.
Scroll down for some of our favourite looks from all the shows too.