Over the past five days, British brands have been showcasing their autumn/winter 2021 collections as part of this season's digital-only London Fashion Week. It looks a little different than usual (there are no spectacular venues, no street style, no audiences whatsoever), but this does mean that the focus is solely on the clothes and creativity. There is certainly no shortage of creative imagination in this city of ours. If I were to sum up the season in one collective theme, it would be "all of the clothes we haven't been able to wear for the past 12 months." Think ball gowns, sequins, feathers, wildly impractical boots and skirt suits. These are outfits designed for a post-lockdown London knees-up, and I, for one, couldn't be more excited.
While many of us won't be wearing the tulle gowns and sequin mermaid dresses, there are some items that I am certain will translate into our wardrobes come September. After a year of joggers, we'll all certainly be ready to dress up. After looking through all of the lookbooks, there are five trends, in particular, that I'm sure will have an impact on how we get dressed.
Image courtesy of Molly Goddard
You don't get much more British than tartan and checks, and designers such as Molly Goddard, Bora Asku and Colville played with red, heritage tartans. Kilts at the ready!
Cutout details have been bubbling up for several seasons, and it's only going to get bigger for autumn/winter 2021. This black Eudon Choi jumper with cut-out details at the neckline is one of the items our team was most excited about this fashion week. Simply perfect.
After a year of working from home in jogging bottoms, many of us will be craving tailoring and designers such as Eudon Choi and Emilia Wickstead have been playing with suiting. This Yuhan Wang floral-embellished skirt suit really has my heart.