This season has led the way in gender fluid fashion, blurring the lines of conventional gender stereotypes. With boundary breaking designers Charles Jeffery Loverboy and Art School British designers Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt, debuting AW19 menswear collections featuring a variety of skirts, dresses and dramatic male makeup. Another ground-breaking fashion moment this season saw David Beckham grace the front cover on Love Magazine wearing bold green eyeliner. LFWM ambassador and symbol of masculinity, David Beckham’s cover shoot reinforced the future of fashion. Acceptability. There is no better time for one to express themselves in whatever fashion they choose.
Despite the somewhat cold and grey start to LFWM, the attendees embraced colour and bold colours at that. With neon dominating the AW19 catwalks, from Craig Green’s bold monochromatic looks, Iceberg’s 80s inspired garments to Bobby Abley’s fluorescent football kits and Michiko Koshino’s 80s rave, the streetstyle followed in suit. From neon green hair to bright orange blazers, the fashion crowd were not afraid to experiment.
In addition to the prominence of neon and fluorescents, many opted for trendy streetwear. Mirroring the football skits of Bobby Abley, casual loose-fitting garments of Saul Nash and the inflatable jackets of Mochiko Koshino; LFWM saw streetwear popularised. Chunky trainers by numerous sportswear manufactures, baggy trousers and printed bomber jackets, casual streetwear saw a stylish twist, ensuring remained fashionable in its own right.
To ensure the cold and bitter weather did not deter the fashion crowd, many wrapped up warm to ensure they remained cosy throughout three-days of fashion events. We witnessed chunky knitwear in a variety of colour and accessories, adding a fashionable touch to warm outfit for the winter period.
Contrasting the prominent streetwear trend, several fashion lovers chose a more conventional tailored look for LFWM. With trench coats, blazers and jackets creating sharp silhouettes and exquisitely tailored looks. Perfectly suited for LFWM tailoring was popular amongst the buyers, press, influencers and fashion industry professionals all strutting though Brick Lane in smart, chic, high fashion outfits.