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    London Fashion Week – Edward Crutchley SS21

    Edward Crutchleyʼs SS21 collection, called ‘Something Gritty, Something Pretty’, draws inspiration from the avenging female Yakuza bosses in Hideo Goshaʼs 1986 film Gokudô no onna-tachi (The Yakusa wives). Beside the tribute to Japanese traditional clothing and kabuki, the 80’s aesthetics is everywhere, from the oversized power suits to the Versace-inspired prints to the gigantic puff […] More

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    London Fashion Week – Vivienne Westwood SS21

    Vivienne Westwood presented her SS21 collection in a short and vibrant video, with a poem by Brian Nasty and great tracks by Muck Spreader and Skinny Girl Diet – also part of the cast alongside other artists, performers, activists and models. Some of the video was filmed during protests outside the Old Bailey, in support […] More

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    London Fashion Week – Burberry SS21

    Burberry opened London Fashion Week with a Spring-Summer 2021 collection named Bloomed, celebrating the strength of nature and British summertime. Ricardo Tisci said he was ‘thinking about regeneration, about dynamic youth, about nature constantly recreating itself, always growing and evolving, always alive.’ The show, filmed by a drone and livetsreamed via Twitch, took place in […] More

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    London Fashion Week AW20 – Victoria Beckham

    Victoria Beckham’s AW20 collection embodies the 70’s-80’s bourgeoise, with A-line midi skirts, knee high boots and details like collars and snaffle bit belts. The classic heritage fabrics add to the sophistication. The codes are twisted a bit, in a very subtle way, what the designer calls ‘[her] gentle rebellion’. More

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    London Fashion Week AW20 – Vivienne Westwood

    Vivienne Westwood’s presentation and exhibition, entitled True Punk, was a manifesto to defend human rights and free speech, and more specifically to raise awareness about WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange’s situation. Assange is currently in Belmarsh prison awaiting trial and possible extradition, and the AW20 presentation at the Serpentine with guests including Courtney Love, Bianca Jagger, Jamie […] More

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    London Fashion Week AW20 – On|Off

    The mood at On|Off this season shouted ‘All Power to the Imagination’, a Situationist International slogan scrawled on Paris walls during the May 68 protests. A positive message of hope in a critical time where fashion has to reinvent itself, as well as a yearning to protect the art of fashion, individualism & self-expression. For the […] More

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    London Fashion Week AW20 – Ashley Williams

    Ashley Williams showcased a strong and fun collection for AW20, with statement silhouettes and accessories. It looks so wrong in many ways, between cheap and extravaganza, with tacky airbrushed T-shirts, acid wash denim, diamante, oversized tulle gowns and bows, yet feels so good. The matching mohair separates knitted in neon with punk cliches and cutesy […] More

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    London Fashion Week SS20 – Roberta Einer

    Holiday dressing: it’s not necessarily always about the place we’re going, but about who we want to be once we’re there. Roberta Einer revisits her fondest holiday destinations and approaches her spring/summer 2020 collection with what encapsulates the romance of postcard-perfect dressing: circa the vintage vistas and holiday heydays of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. […] More

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    London Fashion Week SS20 – Katie Ann McGuigan

    Katie Ann McGuigan looks to the illustrious roller-disco scene of the early 70’s for her SS20 London Fashion Week collection, where fun was all the rage and worries and woes were nothing but an afterthought. Tampa, Florida, was the birthplace of this pastime – a safe space where anyone and everyone would strap on their blades […] More

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    London Fashion Week SS20 – Marta Jakubowski

    For Spring/Summer ’20 Marta Jakubowski’s woman has a new determination in her step. Initially inspired by heroines of contemporary and classic cinema including Marlene Dietrich and the character of Lola in Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run, the collection blends and twists the codes of power dressing from various eras. Considering these established archetypes in the […] More

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    London Fashion Week SS20 – Richard Malone

    Richard Malone’s SS20 collection was dedicated to his grandmother Nellie, who had an immeasurable influence on the designer’s career and creative process, and passed away a few months ago. The collection explores grief, honesty and change. The intricate illustrated prints visible underneath many of the looks are taken from scraps of paper and old till […] More

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    London Fashion Week SS20 – Erdem

    Erdem’s SS20 collection is a passionate tribute to Tina Modotti, and her metamorphosis from rural Italy to silent Hollywood star to photographer of communities in rural Mexico to communist agent and activist. Her evolving identity had an echo in her appearance, playing a crucial role in her mythology. Her story is not about fashion, but […] More

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