London Fashion Week SS 2020 Highlights
The British designer, who launched his namesake label in 2016, was thrust into the spotlight after HRH made a surprise appearance at his London Fashion Week show in 2018 and presented Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. Raised in South East London, Quinn received a Fashion MA from Central Saint Martins and established his label in 2016. Specialising in womenswear and textiles, he has been praised for his bold use of colour and print, which he produces in his Peckham studio. His MA 2016 collection was featured on the cover of Modern Matter magazine shot by Juergen Teller , while his BA collection was picked up by Stella McCartney , who was looking to sponsor students interested in sustainability.
Christopher Kane has been heralded as one of the brightest new talents in the design world since his debut in 2006. Kane’s modern aesthetic manipulates textures and silhouettes, creating strongly feminine looks, laced with attitude. While Kering has sold the label back to the designer after acquiring a 51 percent stake in 2013, the young designer has placed himself and his brand on the path to global recognition.
While still in college at Central Saint Martins in London, Kane gained experience working for designers Russell Sage and Giles Deacon. The prodigious design talent then won the L’Oréal Colour Award with his graduate show, which initially attracted the attention of Donatella Versace .
One of the industry’s most feted British designers, Jonathan Anderson — the eponymous creative director of JW Anderson — is internationally heralded as a significantly original talent. Since his 2013 appointment as creative director of Spanish luxury house Loewe, he has exhibited a more refined take on his idiosyncratic aesthetic and in 2015 was awarded womenswear and menswear designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards, the first time any individual had been presented with both awards in tandem. Initially, Anderson pursued a career in acting at the Studio Theatre in Washington DC An interest in costume design, however, led the Northern Ireland native to complete a degree in menswear design at the London College of Fashion , from which he graduated in 2005. After working as a visual merchandiser for Prada under the tutelage of Miuccia Prada ’s right hand Manuela Pavesi , Anderson launched his career as a menswear designer in 2008.
Victoria Beckham rose to fame as "Posh Spice" in the British pop group the Spice Girls. The group released their debut album, Spice, in 1996, a smash success that sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. After the group split up in 2000, Beckham embarked on a solo musical career and later explored her love of fashion, developing a line of jeans called VB Rocks in 2004. In 2007 Beckham went on a reunion tour with the Spice Girls, but she ultimately focused her career on fashion, launching her own fashion line in 2008. Beckham also makes headlines because of her high-profile marriage to former soccer star David Beckham.
Erdem Moralioglu is the multiple award winning founder of eponymous fashion label Erdem. Well known for his experimental textiles and intricate craftsmanship, Erdem has a coterie of high profile clients, such as Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Alexa Chung and Arizona Muse.Born in Canada in 1976 to a British mother and Turkish father, Moralioglu later moved to London to pursue his career.