London Fashion Week is just around the corner, and we can’t stop thinking about it. London is known as one of the most fashionable cities in the world (alongside Paris, New York and Milan). However, it’s also known as one of the best places to shop vintage (ever heard of World of Worn, by any chance?) With the rise in sustainable fashion and the push for circular fashion only - is London Fashion Week and its wonderful designers going to follow suit?
Is vintage fashion encouraged at London Fashion Week?
Whether you’ve managed to get a golden ticket to fashion week, are hoping to stand outside looking for the top names in fashion or are live streaming from the comfort of your sofa, there’s a high chance you’re wondering what you should be wearing for London Fashion Week.
London Fashion Week is notorious for its ‘anything goes’ policy when it comes to fashion. Youtuber’s Zac and Jay from The Zac and Jay Show were even able to fake a model to the bottom of fashion week with outlandish costuming and a can-do attitude.
The main thing for fashion week is confidence, both in yourself and in your style. Whether you’re rocking the latest piece or have found a gem from a second-hand store, that’s the secret to styling yourself for Fashion Week.
Taking influence from the designers at London Fashion Week
Although there may not be any explicitly vintage clothing shown at London Fashion Week, it’s no secret that a lot of the designers showing are influenced by past fashion.
Roberta Einer is showing on the runway on the 16th. Her style is a blend of exciting colours and interesting textiles. Her pieces definitely give us 70s vibes with their gorgeous texture and elegant silhouette. Knitwear has had its ever-evolving place in fashion, from the classic ‘hippy’ ponchos, trousers and bralettes of the 60s and 70s, to jumpers so ripped they’re barely there in the 80s.
Giving us athleticism and a truly 90s feel, Saul Nash is inspired by the kinetic body and the subversion of sportswear. His range of menswear brings luxury to sportswear and is truly evolved from 90s street fashion. Showing sporty jackets and puffa-style gilets, he is certainly one not to miss this, and you can see him on the 17th at London Fashion Week.
New romantic meets your grandmother’s curtains, Yuhan Wang reflects feminine strength under the lens of romantic nostalgia. Hyper-feminine with a raw underlying edge, her work adapts elements from all eras to create a fully developed collection that breathes sentimentality onto the runway. From bold floral 80s-style prints with 50s silhouettes, Wang creates a contemporary faux vintage that is completely ‘love it or hate it’.
From the 16th-21st of September, one thing is for certain. At World of Worn, we will be keeping a close eye on all things Fashion Week and looking out for any vintage finds! Make sure to keep an eye out for all our latest drops to bag yourself some vintage pieces that are ready for the runway. Have a question about our collection or just want a chat? Get in touch with the team today, we’d love to hear from you!