19.02 2020 14:50h

5 LFW A/W 2020 Designers You Need To Follow on Instagram

Socially conscious yet quintessentially British fashion designers you need to check out on the 'gram
Fashion Week, London fashion week, LFW, Richard Quinn, Molly Goddard, Marques’Almeida, Matty Bovan, Halpern

The storms in the UK this week seemed to make London Fashion Week pass us in a whirl so lets recap; there was the usual adorable family affair at Victoria Beckhams show, the Burberry house check returned and Tommy Hilfiger made fashion both sustainable and neon. All in all LFW AW20 was socially conscious yet quintessentially British.

Richard Quinn (@richardquinn)

Described as "working class couture" was a subliminal tribute to Savile Row. The flamboyance of the collection was bedazzling; models were adorned head to toe in crystal including face masks.

The garments varied from cinched in waists on vests, coats and corsets to silk rugby shrtys and baby doll dresses. The designer essentially took 50’s style and made it sexy, so as the embroidery on his haute-couture coat said "God save the Quin".

Molly Goddard (@mollygoddard)

The show opener for Molly’s AW20 collection set the tone, a billowing floor-length, electric blue taffeta dress; a wonder in itself yet the designers playful side paired this with a dusty pink sweater and a grey beanie. All inspired by the joy and freedom of childhood.

Her collection was one of contrasts; checks and creepers, fair isles and florals, power colours and pastels. Yet the talking point was her debut of menswear; pink and brown check suits, knitwear and crisp white shirts, all of which could easily be unisex.

Marques Almeida (@marques_almeida)

Inspired by both the 90s and 70s, Paulo Almeida and Marta Marques’ was a statement of freedom and youth.

Slip dresses, boiler suits, oversize shirts and handkerchief hem skirts, were amongst a few pieces that we will be adding to our wardrobes and each look was completed with statement footwear, chunky boots, oversized trainers and the marmite of heels; the point-toe heel.

Patterns and colours ran amuck; rainbow brush prints, Beetlejuice stripes, solid black and yellow and even a full denim look. This AW20 collection didn't stray from the designers’ grunge foundations.

Matty Bovan (@babbym)

The number 8 played a part in the Matty Bovan collection as a reference to AW20 being his eighth season. The aesthetic of the collection? Indescribable, the inspiration? An exit.

Bringing beauty and fun and freedom to the UK’s recent exit from the EU, the collection was compiled of oversized Swarvoski crystals, distorted shapes, unexpected angles and an array of prints.

Bovan’s garments pushed the limit of wearability, we don't know where we would could possibly wear a curtain pole as a skirt with fringing but we would sure love to try.

Halpern (@halpernstudio)

Good time glamour. A summary of Halpern’s AW20 collection that should be enough for you to check it out. His inspiration was ‘colour, fun, fantasy and optimism’, all of which are apparent as the collection brightens your spirit.

A denim suit, multicoloured jumpsuit and of course the show stopping voluminous bubble dresses all in a nod to the late 60's and early 70's.

Confirming that there has been a revival of the 70’s this season; our favourite so far is the super flare. The colour scheme was an array of botanic prints and green shimmering gold and fuchsia. A tribute to haute hippies that embraced glamour and women’s silhouettes.

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