SS2020 Fashion Month Round-Up

Alas, Fashion Month has come to a close as October dawns.

It all began in New York where white suits, polka dots, and bright neon hues collectively made their marks on upcoming Spring/Summer 2020 fashion trends. Designers were limitless in their creativity; between Batsheva’s law school vibes to SAVAGE X FENTYs high-profile fashion show musical, now available to stream on Amazon, the bar was set undeniably high.

Here were some of my favorite shows from New York Fashion Week:

Brandon Maxwell: The highlight of this show was Brandon’s introduction to his new menswear line. Denim also took center stage, giving us quintessential “model-off-duty” inspo.

Carolina Herrera: Always so feminine, Carolina reminded us that you can’t go wrong with an elevated basic. Voluminous sleeves and skirts–brillant nods to the 80s–were the two main takeaways from her latest collection.

Proenza Schouler: Three words summed this show up–Office. Girl. Chic. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez remarked that much of their inspiration for the SS20 collection stemmed from women in the office (Vogue), resulting in exquisite structured tailoring and dreamy drapery.

London Fashion Week Faves:

Next came London Fashion Week which centered around one of fashion’s hottest topics at the moment: sustainability. Top models like Kendall Jenner, Bella & Gigi Hadid, and Irina Shayk graced the Burberry runway showcasing designer Riccardo Tisci’s Italian flair juxtaposed with the label’s classic pieces. Erdem also stunned with its tried-and-true, classic florals while Victoria Beckham wowed us all with her sophisticated tuxedos/suits and emerald-esque 70s motif.

Milan Fashion Week Faves:

Then there was Milan Fashion Week which happened to correspond with the Global Climate Strike, making it virtually impossible for designers to abandon the sustainability conversation. Gucci declared that they went completely carbon neutral while Miuccia Prada remarked that the environmental crisis is something “everyone needs to address in their own way and through their own efforts” (Vogue). To her, that meant simplifying her designs and giving us the basics we know all and love.

I would be remiss to not mention Jennifer Lopez’s buzzworthy closing of the Versace show to celebrate the anniversary of her wearing that iconic jungle print dress to the Grammys in 2000. Still not over it.

Paris Fashion Week Faves:

Finally, Paris Fashion Week concluded with Isabel Marant showing us lots of leg with her short-shorts and Coachella envy. Celine also came through with more 70s nods while Chanel brought vibrant colors and an unexpected runway crasher. Debatably my favorite week of fashion month.

Let me know what your favorite shows were in the comments below!

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