London Fashion Week: 13 modestwear looks to love from the runway
It may be spring / summer 2020 on the runway but the clothes showing at London Fashion Week are covering more than exposing
Volume is everything at Roksanda spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week. Henry Nicholls, Reuters
The season is spring / summer 2020, yet the clothes are refreshingly layered at the Roksanda show at London Fashion Week. Henry Nicholls, Reuters
A raspberry pink kaftan steals the show at Ashish during London Fashion Week, spring / summer 2020. EPA
The patchwork of lavish embroidery stretches from neck to mid calf at Ashish during London Fashion Week, for spring / summer 2020. EPA
More autumnal than springtime, Victoria Beckham delivers gornw up covered dressing for spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week. Niklas Halle'n, AFP
Victoria Beckham delivered a covered look for spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week. Niklas Halle'n, AFP
House of Holland is known for it ironic T-shirts, but here it offers a relaxed way to cover up. Niklas Halle'n, AFP
The sequins are standard, but the loose shape is new for Halpern. EPA
Even Halpern, the king of cling, went for a covered look for spring / summer 2020. AFP
Although it is spring / summer 2020, Molly Goddard present covered looks at London Fashion Week. AFP
Molly Goddard opts for covered looks for spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week. Facundo Arrizabalaga, EPA
A look by Sharon Wachaub for spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week, Tolga Akmen, AFP
A fringed look by Sharon Wachaub for spring / summer 2020 at London Fashion Week. Tolga Akmen, AFP
As London Fashion week rolls past for another season, we have all enjoyed the usual display of unfettered ideas mixed with madcap brilliance.
Yet even as the riots of colours and patterns have swept past, one thing is evident: despite the season being spring / summer 2020, the collections have turned their backs on skimpy beach wear and have instead embraced a more covered approach.
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Drawing on the many tricks of successful modest wear - we are talking layering, lightweight fabrics and courageous use of colour - the silhouettes have been loose and flowing, and as with all good fashion shows, at times borderline ridiculous. Molly Goddard, we are looking at you.
Updated: September 16, 2019 04:22 PM