Feature image credit: Fashion united
The 4th of January saw the Men's London Fashion Week enter its 15th season. In a remarkable celebration of fashion, we saw boundary-pushing looks – both on and off the runway. After a turbulent year of both political and environmental tension, both affairs were represented on the runway almost as much as the designers themselves.
As the conversation around sustainability in fashion world becomes ever-more prominent, it was naturally a key focus for many designers in their AW20 shows. Several designers, including Bethany Williams, chose to showcase up-cycled looks on the runway.
Paria Farzaneh dressed models in vibrant outerwear, using 100% PET recycled bottles to create waterproof jackets with enhanced insulation and nylon from recycled fishing nets in their construction, the designer states;
“We need to be warmer, windproof, waterproof, heat sensitive, environmentally sensitive,”
A chorus increasingly echoed by designers and consumers alike.
Photo credit: Esquire/Getty Images
Elsewhere, it was refreshing to see the likes of Wales Bonner reviving high-polished Oxfords and two-tone Monkstraps in her ‘70s dub reggae-inspired collection, after 'athleisure' styles flooding the runways in recent years. Bonner's take on high-low dressing was inspired by London's British-Jamaican communities in the 70's, paying tribute with sharp-suiting juxtaposed with jewel-toned track suiting.
Photo credit: i-D