LFW AW20: Chokers for every type of fashion girl
London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020 kicked off to a wholesome start. At Halpern, the front row got up from their seats to help out a model who was having difficulty with a slight wardrobe malfunction. Brava! And this same positive outlook was clearly visible judging from the street style scene. As for the runway, Burberry's show was certified as carbon neutral. Cheery dispositions all around in London!
Speaking of the runway, a recurring trend we took note of were necklaces of the edgier kind—chokers. The accessory is most often associated to an all-black and underground grunge style, thanks to the popular ‘90s tattoo choker trend. But before that, it was worn by European monarchs. Portraits of Queen Victoria depict the English queen in chokers during her reign, and prior to that, Anne Boleyn was famously painted in a pearl choker accented with a letter ‘B' charm.
London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020 saw a handful of choker styles. From the classy lady to the artistic visionary to the demure girly girl. Scroll to find the style that suits you best!
THE CLASSY LADY
Simple and sleek chokers for the elegant and posh woman. Victoria Beckham's (pun not intented but it works), multi-layered gold chain choker works for the boardroom and after-hours.
THE GIRLY GIRL
Florals are key for a feminine flair. But ribbons and pearls add a sartorial take. Yuhan Wang's suspended pearl choker is an unexpected twist to the classic accessory.
THE OTT DRESSER
16Arlington's triple-tiered choker with dangling accents will appease any maximalist. But if you're looking for something more extreme, Halpern's raffia and diamante combo will do the trick.
THE GRUNGE GAL
The classic '90s tattoo choker makes a 21st century comeback in an oversized form strung with multi-coloured beads. However, if you're looking for something with more rockability, Marques'Almeida's heavy duty dog chain should lock you down.
THE MODERN ART LOVER
Preen's organic shaped acrylic masterpieces deserve an exhibition of their own. Wear your love for the arts with this artistic statement.
THE PREPPY LASS
Imagine thick ribbed turtlenecks minus the commitment. These knitted choker bands provide the perfect balance of insulation and style.