Highlights from London Fashion Week Spring 2020
From Victoria Beckham’s hemline revolution to the new front row
London Fashion Week was heady mix of hits and misses but we’ve rounded up some of the designers, clothes and trends that stood out.
VICTORIA BECKHAM’S HEMLINE REVOLUTION
A new hemline has been making headlines from some time now. But, Victoria Beckham presenting knee-length skirt instead of the ubiquitous calf-length skirt is the new way to go short. We love this gentle rebellion from the British designer.
Victoria Beckham’s presented knee-length skirts
THE NEW FRONT ROW
The new front row at London Fashion Week was diverse, vibrant and absolutely chic with stars like Cate Blanchett, Zawe Ashton, Billy Porter, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson at Roksanda’s AW20 show. Plus, David Beckham sitting with daughter Harper on his lap and his sons Romeo and Cruz getting seriously excited about the show is always a sight to behold.
Soccer superstar David Beckham with his children at London Fashion Week
The front row at Roksanda was vibrant and diverse
LENA DUNHAM MADE HER RUNWAY DEBUT
The writer-actor-director made her runway debut today for the brand 16Arlington in a mini-dress with a leather bodice. “While I haven’t necessarily been hailed as a fashion icon I am obsessed with clothes,” Lena Dunham wrote in a recent Instagram post about London Fashion Week.
Lena Dunham made her runway debut
SHRIMPS PAID A TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN
Shrimps’ AW20 collection celebrated the British wardrobe by giving an ode to the Queen—who has become somewhat of pop-cultural icon. So all the models at the Shrimps show were dressed in vivid colours, along with checked skirts, faux fur coats and a finale of gowns fitting for a state banquet.
Shrimps paid a tribute to the Queen with its clothes
THE RISE OF ‘WORKING CLASS COUTURE’
South London designer Richard Quinn created fashion fantasy theatre with his shows—a salute from him to Savile Row. Models in pearly stocking masks opened the show, and one model was wearing a coat emblazoned with ‘God save the Quinn’ on the back. Some glitzy menswear was also presented for boundary-breaking male red-carpet stars like Billy Porter.
Richard Quinn’s bejewelled garments were touted as ‘Working class couture’
BURBERRY REVISITS THE TRENCH
Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci revisited the British luxury house’s signature khaki trench showing it with flyaway tails or as a peplum over leather and lace tops.
Riccardo Tisci revisited Burberry’s signature trench coats