London Fashion Week arrives in the city this weekend for the latest round of womenswear shows – though there promises to be plenty for men, too
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British fashion’s queen of calm will, as per the norm, be presenting her men’s and women’s collections together this weekend. A moment of respite from the exuberance that has come to define London Fashion Week, Howell’s tasteful, timeless offering will be sure to get you reaching for your wallet.
Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2020 show will be Riccardo Tisci’s third for the house. So far he has explored the British lifestyle, culture and weather – riffing on everything from punks to princesses – so it’ll be interesting to see where the designer takes things this season.
Tirelessly devoted to sustainability – in an authentic and heartfelt, never trite way – Phoebe English is a role model for how designers can and should be working in light of the climate emergency. Styled by Another Man’s fashion director Ellie Grace Cumming, her collections are made entirely in England, with pieces crafted from sketch to finished product within a 15-mile radius.
Dilara Findikoglu S/S19
The sorceress of London Fashion Week, Dilara Findikolglu has won fans through her off-kilter, otherworldly outfits which spark with magic and mysticism. This season, the Turkish-born designer is hosting a mass ritual in an attempt to summon the winter back and halt global warming.
Over to Milan and Gucci will be showing its new collection, shortly following the announcement that the brand is now entirely carbon neutral – an astounding feat. Blending all manner of social and cultural references, it’s anyone’s guess where Alessandro Michele will take us for Spring/Summer 2020.
Only one season in (excluding pre-collections) and Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta is already a favourite – both inside the industry and out. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, his latest collection promises to define what we’ll all be wearing next year.
Last season the godmother of punk delivered a rousing speech on the environmental impact of fashion, imploring us to buy less and choose well. Ever-political, what will she do this season?
Balenciaga will also be showing co-ed, in the wake of last season’s show when Demna Gvasalia presented a collection which paid “ode to the customer, to people who actually go shopping for fashion”. Stay tuned to see what his vision of cool, minimal tailoring looks like for Spring/Summer 2020.