Candice reports on this season’s LFW trends.
If you were at this season’s A/W20 LFW events or have seen photos online, you may have noticed a few of the trends speckled throughout the collections. Here’s what we noticed while attending the shows and presentations.
Romantic Full-Length Skirts/Dresses
The age of romance is returning with designers such as Edeline Lee, Future Collective, Jiri Kalfar, and student designers from University of Westminster incorporating the loose flow of elegant fabrics in their collections.
Workwear is steadily making its way back as a norm but with a playful, modern twist. Designers like Bobby Abley played with the traditional structure of the boiler suits, the classic workwear silhouette, and utilitarianism in their collections, and some designers even used reflective panels reminiscent of safety jackets.
Another notable trend consistent throughout many of the collections was the usage of interesting and statement patterns and prints. Bobby Abley incorporated minions into his pieces, and Ashley Williams had limbs, animals and all the works! Paul Costelloe, Marques’Almeida, Agne Kuzmickaite, IA London and Ashish are among others who creatively explored with prints in their collections.
A new and unexpected addition was the presence of skin-tight bodysuits, but wait, there’s more! As opposed to the commonly known monochrome bodysuits, these are more playful and fun with, again, signature prints and patterns, which can be seen throughout Paul Costelloe and Jenn Lee’s looks in their A/W 20 collections.
Accessorising has always been in, but this season, the essential outfit sprucer had a more standout presence. In Simon Mo’s collection, animal-inspired accessories such as faux raccoon tail earrings and dog collars added playful elements that heightened the overall looks. Scarves, shawls and more were the stars of Johnstons of Elgin’s LFW presentation.
Metallics shone across the collections! Having always come in and out of trend, this glittery, flashy aesthetic instantly captures the eye. It was definitely an attention grabber within Rocky Star and On|Off’s collections.
Luis de Gama, Antonia Nae, Edeline Lee, University of Westminster, Rocky Starr, Agne Kuzmickaite, Bobby Abley, Westminster, Westminster, Marques’Almeida, Bobby Abley, Paul Costelloe, Paul Costelloe, Marques’Almeida, Paul Costelloe, Westminster, Agne Kuzmickaite, Ashley Williams, Malan Breton, On|Off, Rocky Star, Simon Mo.
All images by Fil Mazzarino except Agne Kuzmickaite, Simon Mo by Simon Armstrong