Capturing behind-the-scenes magic at Erdem, Preen, Knorr, and Richard Malone.
For those caught in the fatigue of fashion week, we offer a roundup of the collections you may have missed from London, courtesy of photographer Peter Lowe.
This season for Preen, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi built a mysterious world of mythic, futuristic proportions. (The touches of face-framing gold leaf in the beauty looks certainly didn’t go amiss.) The Fall/Winter 2020 collection included updated riffs on ‘70s tweed suits, romantic gowns in printed silk, and one vinyl trench in a particularly enviable shade of red.
Richard Malone was recently announced as recipient of the International Woolmark Prize for his collection of biodegradable merino wool sweaters. For his latest sustainably sourced collection, he showed cut-out knits, trompe l’oeil tiered trousers, and massive sculpted dresses crafted from jersey and regenerated ocean waste—not to mention a cropped bolero with a healthy, welcome dose of matador-chic.
Inspired by Cecil Beaton’s portraits of 1920s socialites, Erdem Moralioglu translated the glamour of the Jazz Age onto the runway. Showstopping black-feathered headdresses evoked the art deco romance of an Erté illustration. Lace, rich brocade, and delicate floral prints held true to Erdem‘s signature sophistication.
With holographic facial accessories, diamond jewelry, and elegant fabrics that drape in a motion-friendly manner, Paula Knorr redefines evening-wear. For Fall/Winter 2020, eco-friendly silks, deadstocks, nylon, and recycled sequins signaled the German-born designer’s nod to sustainability. Vibrant hues across a sunset palette brought a sense of optimism and empowerment to the London runway.