Riccardo Tisci’s show adhered to social distancing policies in the most literal sense by hosting an audience-less show in the middle of the woods. Not surprisingly, inspirations for the collection came from nature – more specifically, the ocean, with mermaid-like peplums glistening in the light and rich denim tones offering an aquatic touch. Sprinkled in between the mermaid dresses was a good mix of streetwear.
Held in a gallery with just 10 models, the Simone Rocha presentation was an exploration of the designer’s signature looks across themes, fabrics, proportions and gems. Pouf sleeved dresses in golden brocade, Broderie Anglaise and heavy silks were adorned with pearl accents of all shapes and sizes on headbands, chest details, sashes and enlarged minaudière.
We’ve all developed a few hobbies out of quarantine, haven’t we? Designer Christopher Kane is no different. He’s obviously picked up painting and applied it to his FW21 collection, and even sprinkled on a bit (okay, fine, a lot) of glitter. Graphic dresses in vibrant hues (juxtaposed against the easels and canvas of his quarantine artworks) were on display, which goes to prove that a little DIY goes a long way.
The British designer cut the size of her usual runway collections by half, resulting in a focused, tightly-edited assortment of clothes worth coveting. Beckham gave her usual precision tailoring a sense of ease with flow cuts and knockout colour combos. Easy-to-wear dresses were elevated with clever cutouts and styled with statement shoes.