Trending At Fashion Month S/S 2020
Fashion month is a time where our favourite designers present jaw-dropping shows across the major fashion capitals; New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
The shows give us a glimpse into the upcoming season while simultaneously speaking to the core of each brands design aesthetic. Yet, behind the unique elements of each carefully curated collection we begin to see similarities across each city. Whether it be through textiles, trim, or silhouette, each fashion house adds their own twist to the seasons hottest styles. This spring, designers have brought their own voice to the following trends:
With bike shorts taking over the last few seasons, we’ve seen the knee-length favorite begin to evolve. Athleisure aesthetics and performance fabrics dominated last year while long-length denim cut-offs were all over our Instagram feeds this summer. This season, luxurious suiting fabrics and menswear inspired design elements transform the traditionally casual shorts into a sophisticated look.
Left to right: Staud, The Row, Adam Lippes, Max Mara, Toga.
This easy one-piece is an easy, no-fuss outfit for spring. Brands like Prabal Gurung highlight the pieces utilitarian roots through durable denim, excess pockets, and a slouchy silhouette. Yet, simple styling techniques can elevate even the most industrial looking boilersuit. Zimmerman paired their version with satin pumps and oversized jewelry that could easily take the look from day to night.
Left to right: Alberta Ferretti, Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Zimmerman, Burberry.
Amongst the belted waists and comeback of the corset that we’ve most recently seen, this flowy, carefree silhouette is a breath of fresh air for spring. Although they’re normally reserved for our favorite tropical destination, designers have taken the traditional resortwear far beyond the beach. Leather trims, flouncing ruffles, and vivid graphic designs have added an edge to kaftans that can be thrown on over your swimsuit or worn in the city.
Left to right: Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, Iceberg, Missoni, Sportmax.
It is no secret that the oversized blazer has become a wardrobe staple for many. Although the boxy silhouette supported by shoulder pads floated down numerous runways, many designers took a different approach to the 80’s inspired trend. More commonly seen in menswear, shoulders were accentuated in even the most traditionally feminine dresses. Designers reiterated the trend in a multitude of ways including crystal embellished shoulders at Area and balloon sleeves at Richard Quinn.
Left to right: Area, Richard Quinn, Versace, Khaite, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
Metallics were seen across a variation of style aesthetics from eveningwear to streetwear. Although most commonly used in leather pieces, designers manipulated color and texture in a way that was visually intriguing. The attention to draping at Halpern resulted in fluid dresses that resemble liquid gold. While silver and gold were the most popular choices, brands like Jeremy Scott and Christian Cowan incorporated bold colors like green and pink metallics.
Left to right: Prada, LaQuan Smith, Halpern, Tibi, Jeremy Scott.