Our top 4 Autumn/Winter collections from London Fashion Week 2020

We can’t believe it’s that time of year again!

London Fashion Week 2020 (14th-18th February) blessed us, yet again, with beautiful collections from an array of prestigious designers. From Burberry to Victoria Beckham to Erdem, we were all spoilt for choice. For that reason we’ve selected our top four collections that we think you should definitely know about.

Richard Malone – The Sustainable One

Richard Malone is fully committed to sustainable fashion- he recycles fabric, uses organic, plant-derived and azo-free dyes only and works exclusively with weavers or mills that are sustainable too. This paired with the one-of-a-kind nature of his custom pieces, Richard Malone is a real ambassador for sustainable fashion. With inspiration from the diverse mix of women he would see at the pub in his hometown (Wexford, Ireland), Malone’s collection is full of elegant garments that are both sculptural and easy-to-wear. 

Simone Rocha – The Tonal One

Simone Rocha has become an internationally renowned brand with many awards, including “British Womenswear Designer Award” and the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar “Designer of the Year” award and has some of the most prestigious stockists in the world, such as Dover Street Market, Ikram and Saks Fifth Avenue. As Vogue’s Sarah Mower said, Rocha’s 2020 Autumn/Winter collection was a “beautiful tonal sequence of white cotton, blanket-y off-white wool, pieces of Aran knitting and fluid oyster satin”. 

Christopher Kane – The Edgy One

Christopher Kane, whose brand launched in 2006, has become one of the powerhouse labels of British fashion and one of the biggest international profiles, with London Fashion Week catwalk shows being one of the highlights of the international fashion calendar. Kane’s signature pieces show a clear development of innovation, rebellious femininity and extraordinary skill and his 2020 Autumn/Winter collection did not disappoint. With a slightly darker and more intense tone, Kane himself even said that the models looked as if they might be members of “some kind of cult”. 

Xander Zhou – The Futuristic One

Xander Zhou was the first menswear fashion designer from China to be part of London Fashion Week Men’s and his label is available in London, New York and Tokyo, plus others. His Autumn/Winter 2020 collection indulged a clear passion for futurism and quantum physics.

To find out more about Xander Zhou’s collection, and the inspiration behind it, head over to Issue 11 of the Carbon magazine by clicking here, and flick to pages 32-33.

2020 Fashion week dates:

New York: 6th-13th February

London: 14th-18th February

Milan: 18th-24th February

Paris: 24th February-4th March

Written by Sophie Corderoy

All images are from londonfashionweek.co.uk