2020 Vision: London Fashion Week AW20 Preview

~ The fashion world is buzzing with excitement as London Fashion Week is just around the corner. From sustainability to the highly anticipated collections of the autumn season, we’ll take you through the highlights of London Fashion Week AW20

Thursday 13th February

The first day of London Fashion Week kicks off with Renata Brenha’s AW20 collection. Her promising work is to set the stage alight with some minimalistic pieces. Her previous work, as a student of the Royal College of Art, was inspired by Latin American culture, food and rituals. Another highlight to keep an eye out for is a presentation celebrating the scope of Canadian design. Its previous candidates include J.Y Gao, Studio Lorem Ipsum and Yoga Jeans. Last years’ crop of designers showcased a variety of apparel from kinetic art-inspired jewellery to minimalistically chic outerwear and durable denim tailored for the everyday.

Friday 14th February

Friday is the day of Fashion Week you do not want to miss! With the official opening ready to go, Friday is stacked with a frenzy of fashion that design connoisseurs could only dream of. Heritage designer – Mulberry will be making an appearance, putting their best foot forward with a nod to sustainability. The Positive Fashion exhibition will start with a talk from BRICKS on the ‘Rise Together Issue’. BRICKS in this particular issue discusses climate activism, and provides an opportunity for eight youth activists to share their stories. With climate change at the forefront of discussion in many industries, it’s time fashion put forward its effort too.

Saturday 15th February

Fashion week will keep the momentum going through Saturday with various fashion collections notably from alumni of NEWGEN initiative, Richard Quinn. He sparked interest with his debut collection, creating vintage-inspired pieces with a fresh twist. The NEWGEN initiative recruits emerging talent in the industry providing them with a platform to showcase their work. Later on in the day, there will be a ‘See Now, Buy Now’ showcase from RIXO.

Sunday 16th February

Outdoor-wear brand BOSIDENG will showcase first on the catwalk followed by Katie Ann McGuigan’s appearance at the Positive Fashion exhibition. Her designs are heavily inspired by global subcultures from 1970s footballers to the Bosozoku biker women. Contrasting textures, contemporary shape and form remain staples of her work. Various collections will display throughout Sunday, including the likes of Victoria Beckham.

Monday 17th February

The penultimate day of London Fashion Week will involve a mixture of Positive Fashion, collections from the likes of Burberry, and invitation-only events.

Tuesday 18th February

More mens and womens-wear collections will feature as the last day of fashion week will conclude with a celebration of British Design (*tbc*). This award is a formal recognition from Her Majesty Elizabeth II for the designer’s contribution to the British fashion industry.

~ Fashion Week has much more to offer than what’s contained within this preview. Watch out for upcoming designers Hanacha Studio and Saint Ego. At the heart of both designers’ work is Art and its complex, never-ending connection with fashion. As ever, this is individually interpreted, making for even more interesting pieces from both designers. With identity at Saint Ego’s core and contemporary chic at Hanacha Studio’s, I can’t wait to see their work at this coming Fashion Week .

Words By Louise Worthington

*Disclaimer – All images within this article are sourced from Getty Images and Vogue.co.uk. Ragged Culture Publishing Ltd. does not own the copyright to the images featured within this article. All rights reserved*

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