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nss London Fashion Week FW19 Awards

And the winner is...

nss London Fashion Week FW19 Awards And the winner is...

The spotlight turns off London Fashion Week, which for this season hasn't gifted us with really mindblowing shows. At the top of the fashion game we still find Riccardo Tisci at Burberry - the only convincing show for us - and Victoria Beckham, who seems to have finally found her aesthetic identity. We were quite disappointed at JW Anderson, except for the accessories section, even though there won't be any new Converse collaboration in the next future. 

London gave us the image of a woman that is intrinsically dualistic: sometimes she wants to highlight her feminine and romantic side, as at Simone Rocha and Huishan Zhang, while other times she'd rather be seen as a strong, confident and contemporary woman, like at TOGA and Natasha Zinko

As is tradition, it's time to give out our very own nss Fashion Awards. Discover all the winners here. 


Best Show: Burberry

The competition wasn't fierce and it was quite an obvious win. Nevertheless, Burberry show was very interesting both for the theme, England as a Country of contrasts and Tisci's relationship with the city of London, and for the creations on the catwalk. The Italian designer is slowly finding the balance between his aesthetic, at times exaggerated and gothic, and the rich heritage of the English fashion house. What we've seen on the runway is so far the best synthesis between past and future, between tradition and streetwear. The best is yet to come. 


Best Supporting Actor: Victoria Beckham 

Clean lines, pencil skirts, satin blouses, monochromatic looks paired with leopard pattern. The ex-Spice Girl designs a modern woman, not distant from the minimalism typical of The Row and Phoebe Philo, this time introducing also midi dresses that underline the curves of the body. Nothing spectacular, of course, but Beckham was able to design really wearable clothes, an ability perhaps proper only of a female designer. 


Best Revelation: adidas Originals by Jin Won Choi 

We had nominated Jin Won Choi one of the 5 designers to keep an eye on at London Fashion Week, and she did not fall short of our expectations. After the success of the collections designed in collaboration with Daniëlle Cathari and Olivia Oblanc, adidas Originals keeps tackling young female designers, selected to redesign the iconic tracksuit of the brand. For her collection, Jin Won Choi used mostly stripes, multiplied and reiterated on wide pants, sweatshirts and tops, a recurring detail in her work, while for the jackets she drew inspiration once again from the silhouette of the kimono


Best Accessories: JW Anderson

Our attention was caught, more than to the clothes, to the black mini bag with maxi logo and gold-chain strap. Along with the horse riding-style caps, JW Anderson brought on the catwalk a small cap-shaped bag with zippers on the profile and a leather strap. The chain element was used for the necklaces as well, paired with crystal brooches, while black high belts break the silhouette in almost every look. 


Best Location: Molly Goddard

Molly Goddard staged her show at Durbar Court, within the Foreign Office in King Charles Street in London. The architectural masterpiece of Matthew Digby Wyatt, opened to the public in 1867, is a triumph of marbles, doric and ionic columns as well as granite details. The perfect background to bring out Goddard's colorful and over the top creations. 


Best Front Row: Victoria Beckham 

Double win for Miss David Beckham, but for this one the credit goes to her daughter Harper, who watched her mother's show sitting alongside with Anna Wintour, debuting a fresh new haircut very similar to the one of the dreadful Vogue director. Instagram reacted immediately with a series of hilarious memes.