Autumn Winter

Key Trends AW20

AW20 brought a flourish of many new or revisited trends on the runway with plenty of leather, colour, volume, romanticism, and texture on show. With so much versatility, you can choose what suits you or adapt each trend into your regular wardrobe to bring it up to date.

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AW20 brought a flourish of many new or revisited trends on the runway with plenty of leather, colour, volume, romanticism, and texture on show. With so much versatility, you can choose what suits you or adapt each trend into your regular wardrobe to bring it up to date.

Long gloves, ballroom dresses of layers and tulle, bright shades of fuchsia, long fringing, latex and rhinestones are all in season, meaning nothing is too over the top for this year’s winter wardrobe!

Colour Blocking

Shades of plum, red, pink ,orange set the runways on fire this season, with many designers such as Saint Laurent, Alberta Ferretti, and Bottega Veneta combining all shades in one look in multi-tonal colour blocking combinations. Warming up any potential winter chills, these winter brights were splashed across models in leather, velvet, cashmere, sequins and suede.

Big Shoulders

Seen at Balenciaga, Max Mara, Christopher John Rogers and Alexander McQueen, strong and angular shoulders are making a comeback. On jackets and coats, triangular forms paired with straight sleeves, are shaping up to be a very strong look for winter 2020.

Shining Silver

Shimmering silver hues in layers of mesh, crystals, sequins, rhinestones and lamé shimmied down the catwalk at Balenciaga, Burberry, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Paco Rabanne this season.

Corsets

Creating sleek and versatile silhouettes, corsets were accentuating models curves at many shows this season, styled as full boned versions, over dresses and shirts, or stripped back to barely belts, and worn over sharp tailoring.

Hybrid Hippie

At Etro and Chloé this season, long flowing folk dresses in rich and embroidered fabrics filled the runaway mixing upscale bohemian vibes with hippie hedonism.

Black Leather

Matrix style black leather trench coats flooded runways at Miu Miu, Fendi and Paco Rabanne show, further cementing fashions' obsession with 90s gothic chic. In head to toe black, these leather looks were dominated by heavy tailored pieces, in matte leather separates, boots and matching long line jackets.

Evening wear

Ready to wear collections this year featured many amplified silhouettes in bold neon shades, long trains, sweeping hemlines taking maximalism to new lengths for 2020 formal wear.

Fringing

Long flowing fringing was on display at Bottega Veneta, Jill Sander, Prada and Dior this winter season, on everything from skirts, dresses, pants and bags, proving it is appropriate for much more than just cowboy denim.

Long Gloves

Marc Jacobs, Richard Quinn and Anna Sui were just a few designers to feature dramatic opera length, and over the elbow gloves in their collections. Accompanying many types of looks, gloves added a touch of drama to many suit jackets, blouse and midi skirt combos, and sleeveless dresses.

Ruffles

A lot of romantic influences seeped into this season with frills and ruffles seen on everything from sleeves, shirts and bibs to skirts and multi-layered maxi dresses. Silk, chiffon, tulle, and ribbon trimmed frills swept the floors, as tiered gowns sashayed in shades of pink, purple and pastels.

Fuchsia Fusion

Adding a splash of joy to many runways this Fall, fuchsia was everywhere from maxi dresses, to coats, to shoes and gloves.

Dominlatex

Hardcore dominatrix inspired outfits with loads of latex, corsets and leather were strutted at Gucci, Richard Quinn and Saint Laurent demonstrating a new wave of fetish fashion.

Matching Sets

Sophisticated separates in knit or print, have seen a revival making easy outfits in winter weather, layered collections. Knitted tops with matching sweaters or cardigans, and optional matching jackets, paired with same fabric pants, bring outfit sets into the limelight in 2020.

Bows

At Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha the rising trend for bows was on show, with oversized bows and bow patterns popping up on hats, prints, jumpers, capes and evening attire.

Quilting

Head to toe quilted outfits walked this season's shows. Seen at Balenciaga, Balmain and Chloe, models were wrapped in quilted ponchos, skirts, coats and even quilted ruffles.



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