A Haze Of Melancholia Colours Took Over London Fashion Week A/W 2020
This year, the troop of Britain designers chose to kick off London Fashion Week with subtle queues—with rousing soundtrack, bold beauty look and moody colour palettes—all set to convey messages of general malaise. From Christopher Kane’s punk and goth edges collection to Simone Rocha’s heavy romanticism, here are our favourite brooding colour statements from London Autumn/Winter 2020/2021.
1. Victoria Beckham
For this season, Victoria Beckham centered around a ‘’gentle rebellion’’ energy for her show, which took place at Banqueting House in Whitehall. She said her revolting collection went against the midi hemline that has refused to change over the last six seasons. Overall, this is a confident and pacy collection delivered on coverability.
2. Christopher Kane
Christopher Kane summarised his collection as if the models looked like they might be in some kind of a ‘’cult’’. Opening with a series of triangular interwoven dresses, skirts and coats, the designer explained that the triangle represents man, woman and nature—also known as the most grounded and reliable symbol in nature.
3. Richard Quinn
Richard Quinn displayed his fetishes over rhinestones, leather spiked face covers, stocking masks, and even a coat with ‘’God save the Quinn’’ embellished on the back. A sprinkling of menswear was also presented for the growing contingent of envelope-pushing male red-carpet walkers including precious stone-secured flares and rose-enhanced bodice.
4. Richard Malone
Where some designers pay lip service to sustainable and ethical fashion, Richard Malone is fully committed—the British designer is repurposing and recycling fabric, working exclusively with weavers and mills—using only organic, plant-derived and azo-free dyes. Richard Malone’s vastly complicated patterns translated into surprising wearable garments.
Ricardo Tisci—who is also a designer for Versace and Givenchy—served a sophisticated amount of tailoring and innovation for this year Burberry’s collection. From the term of cuts and details; like looped collar on trenches, double-layered duffle coats, the silhouettes and even prints all revolving around his past as a student studying at Central Saints Martins in London. His emotions played a big role in this collection.