5 show-stopping trends from london fashion week spring/summer 2020
Fashion month is now over and done for another season with the main fashion capitals presenting what we’re likely to be wearing a few months down the line come Spring/Summer 2020. Despite the political turmoil, London Fashion Week showed once again that the British fashion scene hosts some of the most creative and eccentric talents of our time. With the likes of Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha and Matty Bovan, emerging designers broke away from tradition to offer a bold vision of fashion as a way to escape the bleak reality. Here, we round up some of the stand out trends of next season.
Rooted in British heritage, plaid can have dozens of variations and designers were giving it a modern makeover this season. Seen across blazers, trousers and dresses, head-to-toe checks are the new uniform to swear by come spring and will be offered in every colour of the rainbow. Dress up as Harlequin in Rejina Pyo’s tricolour bowling shirt and straight trousers or if you prefer a more pared-back outfit, try this button down dress by Margaret Howell in classic black and white.
Vivid hues and bright neon colours were spotted on the London runway this season with full looks splashed in electric blue or screaming red. Maybe was it a way to counteract the minimalist aesthetic that has been invading the fashion industry since Phoebe Philo’s Celine and the rise of Scandi brands. Meanwhile in London, a flamboyant dress is still the queen of the catwalk. Known for her artistic references, Roksanda used a colour palette of warm tones, while Preen by Thornton Bregazzi played with pastel hues on ruffled satin dresses.
Why stick to a single print when you can mix and match them in your spring outfits? It might seem a bit odd at first but combining fabrics in a floral patchwork or associating gingham with zebra pattern are the new way to sport prints and jazz up a boring outfit. Just look at Ports 1961, Erdem or even Burberry for some playful inspiration.
Bike fans rejoice, the cycling shorts are coming back next season for our greatest pleasure. If this year still saw influencers sporting the chic spandex shorts in neutral colours, the Spring 2020 versions will come in lace and shimmery fabrics. Jamie Wei Huang presented a full cycling jumpsuit in a flashy orange and blue dots, while Toga gave the bermuda shorts a graphic effect.
In London, maximalist silhouettes are ruling the show. It’s all about opulence with bubble hems, puffy sleeves and layers of tulle adorning the extravagant princess dresses and crinoline skirts. Emilia Wickstead, Chrisopher Kane and Matty Bovan were all taking part in a common fairy tale where models played the nobility with statement staples.