London has kicked off a month of Fashion Weeks devoted to masculine apparel with a lighter than usual schedule of shows for the 2020 fall-winter season, but one which has given pride of place to promising young designers. Notable among them is Bethany Williams, who is renowned for her commitment on social issues and her environmentally friendly fashions, and Grace Wales Bonner, the laureate of a host of awards in recent years, including the prestigious LVMH Prize in 2016.
At the first London weekend, designers loaded the runways with all-over prints, which, on occasion, they combined with other motifs for looks that were eclectic, playful and bursting with energy. As a general rule, colours were sober, with the exception of the Bethany Williams collection, which offered an explosive mixture of hues and motifs.
Here is a look back in pictures at the most striking looks shown on the first weekend of the London Fashion Week for the 2020-2021 fall-winter season.
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Per Götesson stood out with a rock- or you might even say grunge-inspired collection, where his much-loved denim was mixed with a wide range of fabrics and worn in oversize looks.
The Chalayan man
In the winter of 2020, the Chalayan man will have all he needs to brave the elements with generously proportioned, functional and ultra-chic outerwear pieces, which are often decorated with all-over prints.
Paria Farzaneh mixed her Iranian roots, which are notably present in her set designs and motifs, with sportswear styling. The resulting looks were both traditional and modern.
Drawing on multiple sources of inspiration, the Edward Crutchley collection was an exuberant exercise in style mixing, as evidenced by this outsize fur overcoat worn with check trousers.
Drawing inspiration from the music of the ’70s, the Wales Bonner collection featured tailored pieces alongside a number of looks that celebrated the designer’s British-Jamaican heritage.
Motifs and vibrant colors were thick on the ground in the playful Bethany Williams collection, which extracted new energy from highly charged pieces with cuts that were both chic and sportswear-inspired.