Fashion month has just begun, but there are already a handful of fashion and footwear trends that seem destined to rule the fall ’20 season, as determined by last week’s shows and presentations at New York Fashion Week:
A military- and hunting-inspired palette of olive green seems to be driving many of the collections that have already shown. At Rag & Bone, quilted capes and parkas were an integral part of the brand’s message of defining American fashion, while Brandon Maxwell took olive to both ball gowns and practical shirting for men and women. Even Rihanna’s current season Fenty collection, which launched earlier in the week, has olive quilted pants and skirts.
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To Buy: Line & Dot Alder Sweater, $68.
To Buy: Mango Square Bag, $50.
The chain-detail trend, stemming from “It” shoes by the likes of Bottega Veneta, continues to reverberate through the fall ’20 season. Metal chain links were spotted in anklets that were either part of shoes, such as at Ulla Johnson or Longchamp, or worn as separate jewelry pieces alongside boots, sandals and pumps, as shown at Rag & Bone. Chain-link details have also been spotted on plenty of bags and in earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
To Buy: Tibi Nathan Sandals, $263.
Ode to Dr. Martens
Jonathan Cohen partnered with the British brand to customize a collection of statement boots embellished in upcycled Swarovski crystals. Other brands like R13 and Monse simply paid homage to the brand’s iconic styles with hybrid combat-work boots featuring heavy rubber lug soles.
“Mad for Plaid”
That was the verbatim inspiration for Monse, which showed a collection of its signature remixed silhouettes with dashes of plaid thrown in among khaki, knitwear and androgynous suiting. Elsewhere, Jonathan Cohen mixed plaid with florals, Brock Collection took a sophisticated, Victoriana approach to the classic autumnal print and Zimmermann showed ’70s-esque plaid suiting with suede loafers.
Brown and black
Brown has been discussed as the new black in fashion, but the latest statement seems to be that a combination of both is best. Brands like Sandy Liang, Longchamp and Tory Burch all mixed the two hues together for an updated neutral look.
To Buy: Sam Edelman Penny boot, $150.
Black is back, but with a little something extra. Modern gothic, slightly androgynous shapes were made more glamorous with the addition of crystal finishing at Khaite, Veronica Beard, Monse, Area and even Oscar de la Renta, where a black version of Scarlett Johansson’s Oscars dress walked the runway.
The pajama-like comfort of knit skirts, dresses and other separates was important to brands like Rag & Bone, Ulla Johnson, Jonathan Simkhai and Gabriela Hearst.
To Buy: Nicholas Belted Knit Dress, $600.
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