Now that my blog is up and running again, there’s no excuse to start trend spotting again! This season’s collections around the world were all ready to take on the new decade in 2020. With no particular new styles showing, up each brand played a subtle ode to the collections that made their runways over the last ten years.
Let’s take a look at what we can expect in the warmer seasons of 2020.
Long Length Pants
Long and flowy were in most collections and tailored for work and leisure. Full length might be here to stay even in winter/autumn.
The Innovated Formal Jacket
Designers were getting playful and innovative in re-styling the every lasting formal blazer staple. Some were cut differently, done in new print, styled under or over other pieces.
A dominating trend across all collection was an overload in frills. From dresses, blouses, outerwear and more, this flirtatious and fun addition will be an essential in your summer closet.
The toga served as a major inspiration for those iconic dresses and choice of fabrics that were seen in this season’s collections. The Greek architecture in the background for Mary Katrantzou’s collection conveyed an appreciation for the beauty in the toga’s minimalistic design. Valentino also had its models wearing the classic leather strapped sandals to complete the look.
Gigantic sleeves and loose bodices created a care-free feminine look. From bulbous sleeves, giant shoulders to draping fabrics, the oversized blouse is another essential for the season.
While each collection contained a bit of nostalgia, collections always contained an element of androgyny within them with gender-bending key pieces and styling models in shapeless pieces. If I think of the fashion magazines 20 years ago on the cusp of 1999 and the whole futuristic Y2K vibe, androgynous fashion all conveyed the minimalist futuristic look where men whore clean cut skirts, straight-cut tops and dresses that were neutral enough for both sexes to enjoy wearing. Re-defining social roles and identity within our society is something that is bound to change with a new era.
With retail also slowly declining at the turn of this decade it will be interesting to see how style trends will turn or re-define itself in the world of fashion and apparel.
Keep it stylish,