So you don't have to trawl through every show.
London’s bi-annual showing of menswear had the capital’s designers present their collections for Spring Summer 2020. Spanning over four days, this seasons fashion week saw the return of Alexander McQueen alongside other homegrown talents such as A-Cold-Wall, Liam Hodges and Martine Rose.
After a lot of debate, we have chosen our three favourite collections from this season.
Craig Green looked at what clothing covers – our skin. Finishing with a selection of looks that had a naked body printed onto them, in a leather heavy collection, he listed one of his inspirations as a documentary where a ladies skin was pulled back. The Central Saint Martins graduate was able to deliver his conceptual pieces alongside an array of wearable and sharp tailoring.
The finale of the Fashion East show, Mowalola titled the collection “coming for blood” and she did just that, with it spilling out of piercings, covering the hands of models and printed dripping down the garments. The highly sexual show from the Nigerian born designer was inspired by celebrity couples of the 90s and her finding love, which translated into a collection that has really got the London fashion crowd talking.
2019’s H&M Design Award winner for emerging label, Priya Ahluwalia tapped into what she knows best for SS20, her own Indian and Nigerian heritage. Beyond the clear references, like a green and white polo shirt with “Nigeria” along the front, she printed old family photos on the garments for her presentation. The highly personal collection was also scattered with 90s garage references, a genre that she grew up around and resonates well with the London crowd.