As the month-long fashion week schedule in Paris comes to an end, significant style trends have begun to rear their heads on the Spring/Summer 2020 runways — meaning it’s time to round up some of the very best. Whether you’re someone who likes to plan your wardrobe in advance, or you just like to be ahead of the trends, you’re sure to be impressed by the creative styles we’ve spotted for next year. Scroll down to take a look.
Perhaps reminiscing on the days when underwear as outerwear was heavily on trend — or maybe just a collective throwback to Regina George’s tank top — designers from Christopher Kane to JW Anderson, Fendi and Saint Laurent all came up with designs that put the visual emphasis around the bra area in unique ways.
A dreamy upgrade from the tie-dye trend that has been wildly popular this summer, brands from Oscar de la Renta to Dior, Rosie Assoulin and Longchamp all brought back ombré colours that looked just like watercolour paintings of a blooming garden on a delightful summer day.
Ruffles and frills
Ruffles and frills are two fashion elements that have swept across runways, whether as simple decorative touches, or full-blown design statements. We particular love how designers including Burberry, Marc Jacobs, MSGM and Victoria Beckham have balanced out the delicate designs by matching them with bold colours or strong, edgy pieces.
Don’t let the warm weather stop you from working that layering magic. Designers at Dolce&Gabbana, Dior, Gucci and House of Holland have all come up with sheer, barely-there pieces for you to work with, so you can stack on all you want for that eye-popping ensemble.
Jennifer Lopez broke the internet last week with her surprise appearance at Versace, where she strutted down the runway in a reworked version of that plunging jungle-themed dress she famously wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. This, however, wasn’t the only piece featuring hothouse prints that went down the SS20 runway. Brands such as Toga, Fendi, Dolce&Gabbana and Marni have all put the spotlight on tropical botanicals by covering their dresses, pants, jackets and even hats and bags with horticultural prints.
Trench coats seem to be hugely popular for SS20, and we’ve noticed a number of designs in an extended array of fabrics, from the classic gabardines to leather and suede. There were a lot of hybrid creations, too, as seen at Ports1961, Tory Burch and more.
We all know crochet bags were one of the hottest accessories of the summer, and after getting a taste of that artisanal touch on smaller pieces, designers are now inserting that homespun aesthetic into ready-to-wear pieces too, with brands such as Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Kenzo, Marni, Missoni and Gabriela Hearst presenting their own interpretations on the SS20 runways.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia HK, by Cindie Chan.