Fashion month is officially over. From NYC to Paris, the trends on the runway for Spring/Summer 2020 instructed us leave lots of closet room for bright colors, modern-business-meeting suits, splashes of tie dye, and colorful leathers. We’ve concocted the recurring fashion trends we saw in Europe – London, Paris and Milan put the cherry on top of another illustrious fashion month.
As seen in NYFW, Denim’s path to the top of most-loved trends continued onto the European catwalks. The always classic Chanel made it into a two-piece ensemble – the pants carrying a suitpant’s soul: piping and construction, which was their way to elevating the otherwise casual denim fabric. Versace’s rendition comes in a stonewash hue with top to bottom frontal detail piping – another take on going-out denim. Denim is leaving the “informal” adjective behind; for 2020, designers paired jeans with taffeta gowns and sky-high heels.
Tie Dye is no longer reserved for acid-tripping burning-man-attending hippies – designers like Burberry and Dior absorbed the trend wholly; both presented head-to-toe looks splashed with bleach and dye. Versace upped the fun on formalwear with tie-dye stockings under cocktail dresses – with tie-dyed shoes in a contrasting color to cap it off.
Leather and faux-leather were huge at the Spring/summer 2020 shows – but the classic black and camel hues that have been religiously planted on leather items are being overshadowed by pastel greens and patent shine. Pants, coats, tops, dresses and pencil skirts are all having a spring (2020) fling – with patent leather. Get your shine-on ready!
3-PIECE DAPPER SUITS
Slowly, women are inserting themselves onto the men’s arena – rightfully so. In the age of feminism and girl power, we’ve been taking masculine stereotypes and making them ours as well. Implanting ourselves onto the conversation, and demanding equality not only on the political arena, women are now taking on the men’s fashion too. It was only time before we left the expected skirts and heels at the door, emerging instead in full-on three-piece dapper suits courtesy of Celine and Louis Vuitton. Power moves, indeed.
Bibs, corsets and monumental collars: the Victorian era is back…with a modern twist. Gucci’s Victorian dress came with a leg slit, sheer sleeves, and as accessories leather gloves, a plastic necklace, and granny sunglasses. Thom Browne’s aesthetic lies on this very trend, and for Spring 2020 it was even more pronounced: his collection included Marie-Antoniette hairdos, face vails, and intricate corsetry.
Bohemians, rejoice. Roomy, long layers in dresses and skirts are part of the 2020 Spring/Summer trends, allowing us to lounge in bed or in public in our most beloved fashions without compromising comfort or style. The prints and fabric textures we saw on the boho trend are far from basic; Sacai printed the world map on a flowy floor-lenght dress, while Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen designed a crochet version cinched at the waist for a more versatile choice.
Leave your pants at the door because hot pants are publicly accepted! According to the Saint Laurent and Olivier Theyskens runway shows, they pair perfectly with a structured blazer. Chanel’s take on the hot pants included a classic Chanel waist chain belt, black stockings, and a more casual (but still glitzy) top. Parisian girl style at its finest.
BLACK & SHEER
The famous Free the Nipple movement its catching up onto fashion. For Spring 2020, designers like Nina Ricci and Gucci sent down exposed nipples through sheer lace and tulle — making nudity classy and iconic — one step closer to female liberation.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Green is the new black! The color was injected onto many Spring/Summer 2020 collections in different shades; each look staying in line with their respective house’s aesthetic. Balenciaga’s green piece comes with structured shoulder pads; Balmain’s rendition was a mini number elevated with 3D effects, and Gucci’s came in bedazzled neon green with latex gloves. Whether you like adventure or classicism when it comes to dressing up, there’s a green shade for every taste – even more muted greens were part of the fashion 2020 scene.