Buckle up for a quick recap of London Fashion Week because, boy, was it a wild one. From gas masks, crazy cosmetic makeup, models wearing curtains attached to their outfits, and the inclusion of a single cat on the runway, there was a lot to be seen and even a bit of fashion, too. I’m here to talk about the good stuff, so let’s get into it. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the trends that we saw on the Ready-to-Wear runways in London for Fall 2020.
A head-to-toe chantilly lace ensemble was a stunning design that made its way down the runway at Simone Rocha’s runway show, but that was just one of the many lace pieces and details that were seen on the London runways. Lace was all over London – with a wide variety of lace options from guipure to embroidered lace. The design options are endless. A complete lace is equally as stunning as a velvet look with layered lace peeking out from under the hemline, just as Temperley London and Christoper Kanes styled their lace looks.
A runway show un-fringed isn’t much of a show after all, and thankfully London supplied plenty. Fringe was used in both conventional and unconventional materials ranging from rayon, chain, pearls, leather, and more. Less daring styles like flapper dresses were fully fringed, but fresh takes on the detail included designs by Sharon Wauchab and Huishan Zhang who made fringe covered garments that were breathtaking. Zhang created a simple quilted jacket silhouette that was dripping in inches of dangling pearls and beading while Wauchab used traditional fringe that was placed vertically down the center back of a leather-like overcoat in an almost mohawk-like way.
A simple and easy addition to any outfit made its way down the London runways this past weekend. Ascots, neckties, and neckerchiefs were seen every few steps. From glam outfits to western ones, these neck accents popped up in a ton of runway shows. Add a little extra oomph with minimal effort to your outfits by adding a neckerchief of sorts to your garments for fall. Here’s how: Purchase half a yard of satin or chiffon or even use scraps from your current project. An ascot would look stunning with our The Peony Blouse or any of our free sewing patterns. Be sure to check them out on Mood Sewciety!
London fashion week has come and gone in what seems like a flash and while I’m still processing some of the shows and the looks, I appreciate the differences between NYFW and LFW. Each of their takes on fashion, current trends, and the impact of current events are delivered in such unique ways to one another. Will you be making and taking any of your pastels from spring right into fall this year?