Naysayers will say fashion trends aren’t relevant with the uncertainty of Brexit looming. But, if the £26-billion industry responsible for punk, mini-skirts and Kate Moss, knows anything it’s how to change the conversation – and that’s exactly what London’s designers did for spring/summer 2020.
While London Fashion Week is famed for pushing the boundaries, this was the year that fashion in the UK’s capital grew up. “London’s fashion stars turned to the familiarity in which they find comfort at the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 shows,” British Vogue surmised as the shows drew to close. That meant recycling and repurposing key pieces from the archives in different colours, rather than ripping up the sartorial rulebook. And, with the onus on shopping sustainably by investing in forever buys, that can only be a good thing.
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