Not even Storm Dennis could prevent the industry’s elite from crossing the pond to check out the Fall 2020 shows at London Fashion Week. So it was up to the designers to bring some sunshine to the English capital via the runway.
Which designers reigned supreme?
Simone Rocha put a smile on everyone’s face with a “magically dreamy” collection as did London Fashion Week regulars Emilia Wickstead and JW Anderson. The most underrated designer around, aka Hussein Chalayan, proved every inch his worth with a collection that catered to all of our sartorial needs. Margaret Howell delivered a collection with zero gimmicks, but lots of covet-worthy jackets. And we predict a riot will ensue once Victoria Beckham’s accessories arrive in stores.
Which designers missed the mark?
With the triumphs came the disasters. Can someone let Riccardo Tisci know he needs to edit down his looks for Burberry? They all start to blend together after a while. We also suggest Matty Bovan steers clear of the fabric scrap heap. After making its London Fashion Week debut, we think 16Arlington should stick with a lookbook format. And we’re beginning to wonder if Richard Quinn is a one-trick pony.
Click through the slideshow above for our forum members’ unbiased and unfiltered take on the hits and misses of London Fashion Week Fall 2020.