NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Models walk the runway during the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on September 11, 2019 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs/AFP
New York Fashion Week has come to a close and we’ve culled the trends you need to know, according to some of the best Spring/Summer 2020 collections. Here’s what you need in your closet ASAP.
Tailored but make it high-shine
Brandon Maxwell fused dapper and sultry with tailored pieces in silk and skin-baring silhouettes tinted in lipstick red and dreamy pink hues. Tom Ford showcased glamour and grit as models with faux-hawk hairstyles walked down the runway in breastplates paired with wide-legged trousers and in satin blazers layered over grungy shirts.
The Row had editors and celebrities alike salivating over their pared-down but purposefully-created looks — a collection that speaks of luxurious understatement. Crisp button down shirts were given a feminine twist with covetable pieces like a textured tan leather skirt and a navy blue pencil skirt with oversized front flap pockets. Our favorite? The butter yellow leather combo that perfectly blurs the line between polished and sporty.
3.1 Phillip Lim‘s play on proportions and silhouettes showcased both impeccable tailoring and fluidity. Using organic and recycled fabrics, he created asymmetrical skirts and dresses topped off with a athleisure-inspired blouses and hoodies that could also give your workwear a fresh revamp.
Our reminder of the joy in dressing up, our unadulterated love of fashion and embracing grand gestures of unbridled expressions, reactions, ideas, and possibilities
Plaid makes yet another comeback, but, this time, say good bye to its ’90s grunge vibe and opt for dressier pieces. Carolina Herrera‘s take on the perennial trend features voluminous silhouettes and chalky hues. While Ulla Johnson gives plaid a gauzy (and flirty) update with ruffled frocks reminiscent of the prairie-girl vibe that’s all the rage these days.
Polka dots — the bigger, the better
Here’s another print that’s here to stay — for another season, at least. Polka dots in epic proportions were made even bolder with structured proportions. At Carolina Herrera, black-and-white polkadots were seen on various permutations — from mini dresses with full sleeves and nipped at the waist with a huge bow or cinched with a wide belt to a sheer floor-length number. At Zero + Maria Cornejo, polka dots made of organic cotton and recycled poly jacquard were given a more graphic spin in navy and white and salmon hues. Michael Kors also featured this trend but with a touch of 1940’s Americana as he reinvented crisp tailoring and uniform dressing and juxtaposed soft silhouettes with strong shoulders and cinched waists.
Color, color, color!
Spring is always an excuse to reach for an eye-catching color. According to Pantone, some of the biggest color trends are Flame Scarlet as seen on a leg-baring gown at Oscar de la Renta, Saffron which was one of the predominant colors at Mansur Gavriel, and Cinnamon Stick which was among the myriad of colors present at Marc Jacobs‘ maximalist collection filled with prints and statement accessories. As Marc Jacobs’ collection notes reads, “As with closely guarded tradition, tonight is our reminder of the joy in dressing up, our unadulterated love of fashion and embracing grand gestures of unbridled expressions, reactions, ideas, and possibilities.” While you stock up on the latest wares and keep abreast of new trends, don’t forget that fashion is meant to be fun and is ultimately a way for you to express yourself.
Cover image: Models walk the runway during the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on September 11, 2019 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs/AFP