Sep 26, 2019 | By Jane Boddy
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After show-hopping – and a team debrief – the WGSN Catwalks editors call out the most exciting and directional emerging trends – and we’re sharing some of our favourites here.
London Fashion Week is all wrapped up, and the WGSN content team are combing over collections, looking for trend confirmations and for new inspiration, too. Amid the trend hunt, WGSN editors are bookmarking their favourite collections.
For Alice Gividen, editor of WGSN Insider, the absence of The Queen at this season’s Richard Quinn show didn’t dampen the magic.
“In terms of wearability, Ports 1961, or Victoria Beckham would both be easy frontrunners for my editor pick. Both tap into my appetite for #OldCéline, and speak to the modern woman’s take on feminine dressing. However, at a time where designers struggle with personal design aesthetics versus the need for commercial success, it feels important to acknowledge and celebrate those striking the balance.
“Queen Elizabeth-approved Richard Quinn transformed an underground basement in London’s Marylebone into an enchanted garden, giving London Fashion Week a fairytale ending.
“Models glided down the runway with emerging UK singer/songwriter Freya Ridings as the backdrop. The isn’t the first time a live performance has heightened the Quinn experience – last season saw the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform live throughout the show. However, these are clothes that provide a sense of atmosphere all on their own. Hype around Quinn may have snowballed after royal attendance, but it’s entirely deserved.
“A/W 19 is a collection built on contradiction – latex inserts and underlays provide a provocative contrast to Quinn’s feminine floral gowns. His style evolution is all in the details – feathers, and beaded embellishments gave this collection a couture-esque feel. My favourite piece, however, was a tartan coat with an iridescent sheen woven through into the fabric – the only outerwear to brighten up London drizzle.
“Quinn is true, British eccentricity at its finest”.
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