Highlights: London fashion week FW21
Feb 26, 2021
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers an insight into the latest collections and presentations from the Fall Winter 2021-22 digital edition of London Fashion Week.
With gender-neutrality becoming an increasingly important societal topic, London Fashion Week is the first major Fashion Week event to officially go gender neutral. Moving away from its traditional biannual showcase to a triannual, designers opted for co-ed presentations or amalgamated their lines entirely, creating garments with no particular gender in mind.
Although Burberry's Riccardo Tisci showed a solely menswear collection, the gender-fluid movement was reflected in silk, pleated skirts and the fact that some of the menswear pieces were modelled by women. Filmed inside the brand’s temporarily shuttered flagship, the show also hinted at the regaining of freedom in the outdoor, camping-inspired accessories and open-air activity references.
Art School’s collection mixed the practical with the beautiful. A diverse cast of models including members of London Trans+ Pride and non-binary stars, Bimini Bon Boulash and A’Whora, walked their East London runway. The functional leather pieces and gowns in statement proportions were an exploration of gender, and the contrast of elegance and toughness.
Renowned for her fantastical feminine pieces, even Molly Goddard introduced gender-fluidity into her FW21 outing. Among the tulle flounces and vibrant hues, Goddard showed unisex knits, blazers and kilts in traditional tartan. Modelled by men, these new directions were equally covetable for her female clientele.
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