The Top Shows From London Fashion Week FW20
Shows from Burberry, JW Anderson, Erdem and more.
London Fashion Week has just come to an end, and throughout the past few days we’ve seen shows from some of the biggest brands, all the best street style as well as celebrity looks. The gloomy city was filled with color and excitement as fashion’s elite braved the cold to catch anticipated shows from brands like Burberry and JW Anderson, and presentations from MM6 Maison Margiela and more.
To wrap up the exciting week, we’ve put together a roundup of all the best shows from London Fashion Week including Erdem, Richard Quinn, Ashish and more. For more from LFW, don’t miss all the best hair and makeup trends here.
Richard Quinn had a massive year in 2019, putting him in the spotlight after names like Kendall Jenner, Cardi B and Lizzo wore his gorgeous creations. For his FW20 show, the designer went all out, building a doll-house like set with extravagant florals. When the door opened, it revealed the designer’s recognizable floral print in a black-and-yellow design, and the collection paraded down the runway. Inspired by fetish and BDSM gear, Quinn debuted latex-like bodysuits juxtaposed with feminine dresses, crystal-covered dresses and masks as well as head-to-toe leather designs, proving that his imagination is everything. Massive gowns, exaggerated dresses and figure-fitted suits were all part of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection, which closed with massive applause. There’s no doubt that Richard Quinn has established himself as one of the most exciting designers to watch on the London Fashion Week schedule.
Erdem’s show took the audience to London’s National Portrait Gallery, showcasing the collection amongst valuable pieces of art. Taking the label’s signature feminine aesthetic, the FW20 range saw an edgy twist, featuring models with eye-catching head pieces as well as laminated silver hair. Silk, satin and glitter was present throughout the show, as well as frilly layering, floral prints and feathers, exploring Erdem’s unique approach to mixing and matching materials and color.
This season Christopher Kane debuted a collection that was shown with a serious and dramatic undertone. Isosceles triangles could be seen all over the collection, paired into patterns and geometric shapes in multiple colors. In addition, the range also saw a handful of sheer materials, showcasing the body in a fashionable yet sexy way true to Christopher Kane’s signature aesthetic. The collection also featured elevated suits in silk-like materials, coats and statement pieces that we’ll for sure be seeing all over this fall.
The Fall/Winter 2020 collection may be Jonathan Anderson’s best collection yet. Returning to Yeomanry House for another season, the designer put on a show that received immediate praise. Opening up with massive, over-sized coats with an exaggerated leather lapel, and transitioning into everything from bold dresses crafted from a metallic wire material, to liquid satin gowns, the designer combined luxury with modern design cues and unconventional shapes. As for accessories, Anderson debuted new bag silhouettes including a new shape taking inspiration from a punching bag, as well as bringing the iconic metallic chain elements seen in the FW20 Menswear show into the womenswear collection.
Burberry put on an extravagant show at Kensington Olympia, filling the space with over 800 guests which included names like Luka Sabbat, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, A$AP Nast and more. The show itself was equally star-studded, with Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Halima Aden walking the runway. For the collection, Riccardo Tisci strayed away from his well-recognized streetwear influence and focused on tailoring and shape. Debuting everything from chic dresses to colorful suits, the range combined Burberry’s luxury heritage with modern design elements as well as he label’s signature colors and patterns. We also saw a handful of new accessories including over-sized handbags, statement sunglasses and more.
When it comes to Ashish, more is always more. His signature sequin material was seen throughout this season’s collection, paired with patterns, colors and eclectic designs capturing his love for the extreme. “I also wanted to be totally unpretentious about it: just beautiful clothes to spread joy,” the designer told Vogue, and the Fall/Winter 2020 collection was just that – joyful. Dresses in all shapes and materials paraded down the runway, and Ashish brought color and fun to a gloomy London day.