London Fashion Week officially kicked off last week, with designers Bora Aksu and Paul Costelloe amongst the first to showcase their collections for AW21.
Under normal circumstances the LFW shows are strictly invite only, but 2021’s event is a little different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s taking place digitally this month, meaning anyone can tune into the coveted shows online.
Last month’s menswear shows were cancelled by the British Fashion Council and the collections were merged into February’s LFW shows, creating a gender neutral Fashion Week.
Instead of sticking to the idea of fashion for the binary, designers will present womenswear, menswear and everything in between, giving them an opportunity to break boundaries.
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On day four of LFW, Emilia Wickstead delivered a polished and glamorous show. Amongst a bright pink background, models wore soft tailoring with added details including draped scarves and trains. Stirrup leggings made an appearance, but there was a focus on smart and glamorous fashion once again as we look forward to getting our lives back. The gold brocade dresses were a highlight.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
For AW21, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi presented campaign film, Unhinged. Complete with beautiful babushka scarves, cosy knits, oversized florals and beautiful overcoats, the collection is a cottagecore dream. Most of the materials used in the collection are either organic or constructed from fabric from previous seasons, and this fact simply adds to the magic.
Mark Fast showcased his AW21 collection on day one of LFW, setting the bar high. Winter Ocean Drive was a collection of blue and green demi couture gowns, using layering, texture and fringing to create the illusion of movement reminiscent of the ocean.
Those expecting to see Molly Goddard’s incredible tulle dresses won’t be left disappointed by her AW21 runway show. With iterations in red and black and aquamarine blue, they’re bigger, bolder and even more voluminous than ever before, with each dress using 13 metres of tulle and 36 hours to make.
A vocal supporter of sustainability in fashion, it was notable that 90% of Vivienne Westwood’s AW21 collection was made from materials that have a ‘reduced impact on the environment’. Proving sustainable fashion can still be incredibly stylish, the collection was every bit as colourful, creative and imaginative as you’d imagine.