The Headlining Looks From LFW That Will Impact How We Dress In 2021

September 22, 2020 at 06:03AM

It might not be the frenetic, fast-paced weekend of year’s past, but over the last few days, London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 has taken place through a series of virtual events and small, in-person press previews. 

Leaving behind the spectacle, the hoards of attendees and the street-style circus we’ve grown accustomed to, this new take on fashion week has acted as a reminder of what the event is truly about: the clothes. From Burberry to Victoria Beckham, Molly Goddard to Simone Rocha, British brands proudly displayed their latest work, proving that innovation persists even through uncertain times. 

For some brands we saw a heightened importance placed on the concept of escapism, creating collections filled with bright, cheerful prints and whimsical silhouettes. While elsewhere we saw practicality reign with garments sure to stay in your closet for seasons to come. And of course, it wouldn’t be LFW without a few reimagined Burberry trench coats. Keep scrolling for an overview of the looks we loved so far from London Fashion Week. 

Appropriately named ‘In Bloom,’ Burberry’s S/S 21 runway took place without an audience in a forest outside London and celebrated the concept of “regrowth, renewal, the circle of life,” designer Riccardo Tisci explained. The collection featured reimagined versions of the brand’s signature trench, alongside elevated denim, crystal-embellished pieces and printed graphics of an ocean motif.

A celebration of refined simplicity, Emilia Wickstead’s S/S 21 collection embodied everything we’ve come to love about the designer. Featuring flattering monochrome dresses in shades of red, yellow and beige as well as beautifully tailored separates, printed pieces and of-the-moment statement collars. 

Inspired by Susan Sontag’s novel The Volcano Lover, Erdem’s collection featured the romanticism that’s become a hallmark of the designer’s aesthetic. Floral dresses and jacquard prints were accented with bow detailing, opera gloves, drop earrings and headbands. 

While formal dresses were on the agenda at Halpern, designer Micheal Halpern “didn’t design this collection with cocktail parties or ballrooms in mind.” As he explained, rather it was “purely from the desire to capture in dressmaking the individuality embodied by savoir-fair, and the joy it brings to those who wear it.”

As an antidote to the nature of the last few months, Molly Goddard purposefully infused her collection with vibrant, smile-inducing shades. From neon pink to bright green, the collection featured clashing colours and the designer’s signature silhouettes, alongside statement accessories. 

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Continuing her affinity for all things pearl, Simone Rocha’s recent collection contained the signature detail across clothing, jewellery and accessories. With a focus on the female from, Rocha’s reimagined silhouettes featured puff sleeves and full skirts to highlight the hips. 

Featuring Victoria Beckham’s signature sleek aesthetic, the S/S21 collection is a celebration of freedom. Dresses have keyhole cutouts, while tailored separates are classic VB investment pieces. 

Inspired by sea life, shells and mermaids, Rixo’s new S/S21 collection ‘Ariel’ brings together joyful colours and playful prints in many of the brand’s signature, much-loved silhouettes. 

Next up, the biggest A/W20 fashion trends you need to know. 

Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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