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Female Collective Member Trishna Goklani's London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 Diary

Most people would know London-based Female Collective member Trishna Goklani as the social media style-star-turned-champion of Singapore creatives based on the content she creates on her namesake Instagram profile. These days, though, the fashion journalism alumna of the London College of Fashion plays fashion godmother in her new role – as social media manager for emerging British leather goods brand Paradise Row. We roped in this London homegirl for the recent London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 shows and armed her with the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to document all the sights and scenes that caught her eye.

“I teamed up with Female and Samsung for London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020, which happened from Feb 14 to Feb 18, documenting every moment from Rixo’s out-of-this-world presentation to Richard Quinn’s crystal embellished pearly Kings and Queens on the catwalk. This year, I ditched my heavy camera for the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to document the sequinned embellished dresses and colour combos that have ultimately convinced me, a total boring minimalist dresser, to walk on the wild side a little bit.

It was also refreshing to see the British Fashion Council’s determination to make fashion a better place, with their focus on their ‘Positive Fashion Initiative’ that celebrates the industry’s best practices and to also push future businesses to follow suit. Not only that, Mother Of Pearl’s Amy Powney also launched ‘Fashion Our Future’, a campaign that has been running on social media that encourages people to pledge to consume fashion differently. Though the four-day calendar of events were disrupted by the sudden arrival of Storm Dennis, It was clear that nothing will – and can ever – dampen the spirits of Londoners.”

All photos taken on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

My trusty companion to journal my LFW moments: the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
Headed to the Rixo presentation at the swanky ballroom of the Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel.
I could never a resist a good chandelier moment.
A fashion party?
Rixo teamed up with French fashion house Christian Lacroix for its Fall/Winter 2020 collection.
Rixo's designers Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey were invited by the couturier to suss out his archives.
Rixo's designers Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey were invited by the couturier to suss out his archives.
Even the candles matched the rainbow-soaked colour palette of the collection.

Roses tossed on the floor – talk about an operatic moment.
My favourite model at the Rixo presentation.
The flamenco dress and polka dots are quintessential Lacroix.
I started noticing a big couture influence at London Fashion Week for Fall.
Cher Horowitz much?
Table dressing at Rixo.

Even the drinks matched the Rixo colour palette.
An Instagram Story moment with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip with Female fashion editor Imran Jalal caught on camera.
On the way to Rejina Pyo and greeted by Storm Dennis.
The Rejina Pyo show was held at the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, giving it a sort of an underground party vibe.
Rejina Pyo nailed tailoring as usual.
The brand seriously made me consider wearing neutrals and earth tones more.
It's about time that menswear made its debut at Rejina Pyo.
The best way to commute during LFW is on the London Underground.
Checked in at the House of Quinn.
Quinn was all about celebrating individuality and personalities for Fall.
The show was undoubtedly one of LFW's hottest tickets.
Richard Quinn's ultimate homage to London's Pearly Kings and Queens.
I was obsessed with the Pro Mode of my Samsung Galaxy Z Flip which allowed me to capture the intricate details of the Richard Quinn collection.
Richard Quinn debuted menswear.
When the clothes match the drapes (cue the curtains in the background).
Carine Roitfeld was behind the styling of the Richard Quinn show.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
Every look that walked down the Richard Quinn runway was IG-worthy.
These two reminded me of the dancing twins emoji. Doncha think?
Pose star Billy Porter was in the house too.
Everyone wanted a photo op with the Richard Quinn bouqet-adorned set.
The Richard Quinn show was a true celebration of love, complete with confetti raining down and a live performance with a baby grand piano.
Prepping for the second day of LFW. Thank you Rejina Pyo for the neutral-coloured wardrobe inspo.
A little spritz of Margiela to keep me feeling fresh. Also, because we're off to the MM6 Maison Margiela show tonight.
Nothing like a good pair of Chucks to battle all the walking at Fashion Week.
Fashion week sustenance at Buns and Buns before the MM6 Maison Margiela show.
The MM6 Maison Margiela show was held at an abandon carpark and had a strong dystopic vibe.
Images of the models that walked the MM6 Maison Margiela show beamed on the walls of the venue.
MM6 Maison Margiela unveiled a collaboration with The North Face for Fall.
My kind of dressed-down OOTD.
Neo-raver meets '80s Debbie Harry?
We walked pass the MM6 Maison Margiela backstage to get to the exit.
P.S.: I got a major deja vu of the MM6 Maison Margiela backstage moment when I was watching the Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 show in Milan.
Click here for a recap of the Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 show. P.S.: I got a major deja vu of the MM6 Maison Margiela backstage moment when I was watching the Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 show in Milan.
Click here for a recap of the Gucci Fall/Winter 2020 show. Caught Huishan Zhang's sequinned-and-feather-spanggled collection on the last day of London Fashion Week.
Flight of fancy.
If Wednesday Addams did cocktail dressing.
The evening cardigan drenched in pearls at Huishan Zhang.
A modern take on the feminine dressing.
Short caffeine break en route to Erdem.
Now that's how you make an entrance.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
Erdem's '20s-inspired beauties had me thinking of a fancy dress party.
From where I sat...
Taking a moment to enjoy the art while the crowd jostles out of the Erdem show venue at the National Portrait Gallery.