As you know, I draw inspiration from many sources, and one of them is fashion. Just as I couldn’t resist the urge to attend a few shows at NYFW, I also was unable to turn down the generous offer to be a VIP guest at the Tommy Hilfiger show in London. While I was there, I checked out a few more shows, as well as the Mulberry showroom. As always, it is my pleasure to share with you what trends I’ve noticed, so that you can take that inspiration into your own wardrobe and beauty routine for Fall and Winter of 2020.
Parallels to NYFW
There were a few themes and characteristics on the runways in London that echoed what I noticed in New York. Unsurprisingly, leather had its moment, which is well-suited for colder weather. Another commonality was that of fun cut-outs, and in London, they were primarily on the front of many looks, particularly in the Burberry, Ashley Williams, and Victoria Beckham collections.
Another standout was a bolder color palette than we usually see in Fall and Winter months (though neutrals were of course present). While NYFW put orange, blue and yellow on display, London favored a poppy red, and designers in both fashion weeks had pink and lavender as prominent hues in their collections.
Additionally, two types of prints were popular on both sides of the pond. Floral, especially the rose prints at the Erdem show, and plaid were found in just about everyone’s collections this season, cementing either or both as must-haves for F/W2020.
In the beauty department, both sculpted/geometric hair styles, as well as lots of braids found their way down runways on both cities, ensuring that no matter where you travel, those looks are sure to please.
As I mentioned in my recap of my trip to Kiehl’s in NYC earlier this year, sustainability is a cause that’s close to my heart. I predict that moving forward, it is going to become an increasingly integral part of fashion. It was a strong theme at NYFW, and it echoed in London, particularly in faux leather on Roksanda’s runway. Matty Bovan’s show featured up-cycled denim as well.
Sustainability is a cause that’s close to my heart. I predict that moving forward, it is going to become an increasingly integral part of fashion.
Additionally, I got to spend time at Mulberry, checking out their sustainable leather presentation, and this turning point in the industry makes me really excited for things to come. Watching fashion become more and more ethically sound and more designers embracing conscious forms of production so we can support our favorite brands guilt-free is a development I definitely support.
While there were many parallels between the two weeks, on trend that was much more pronounced in London was that of sweaters. From cardigans to Burberry’s Cricket sweater, those who take inspiration from LFW this season will keep themselves warm with sweaters. Take it to an elevated and ultra-hip level by choosing a sweater with interesting sleeves, which was also often seen.
Clutch Those Pearls – Preppy Details
Another strong detail at London Fashion Week were pearls. This feminine touch was found everywhere from embellishing clothing, to hair, and even some of the more avant garde makeup looks. Another preppy touch was found in a more sporty theme, with the Tommy Hilfiger – Lewis Hamilton collection showcasing very wearable athletic looks, modeled by icons such as Naomi Campbell.
In addition to the aforementioned geometric, sleep hairstyles as well as braided hair looks, there were a lot of other fabulous beauty trends spotted at LFW. At the Tommy Hilfiger show, neon nails were strong and chic, and were a nice touch of flair to go along with the fresh, clean-faced look featured there and at Victoria Beckham’s catwalk. At shows like Burberry, JW Anderson, and Emilia Wickstead, very smoothed down, flat hair with an almost masculine look reigned supreme. Dramatic eyes, like colorful waterlines and pastel cat-eyes at Richard Quinn, crystal accents on the eyes at Halpern and Isamaya Ffrench, and bright pink punk-accented eyes at Matty Bovan stole the show.
Runway Your Way
Whether you take your inspiration from fashion week in New York or London, there are plenty of ways that you can make the trends displayed in these shows your own. I think it will be interesting to look for the trends that echoed in both fashion weeks so far moving forward to Milan and Paris, as their confirmation in two shows already makes their moments quite clear. From cut, to material, to ethical impact, it is fascinating to me to see how fashion evolves each season, and it is my pleasure to share what I notice with you, to help you incorporate it into your own aesthetic in a way that helps you feel great and express yourself.
Check out my Vlog from LFW below