SS20 Runway Trends

As Fashion month comes to an end, A number of key trends, styles and colour palettes have stood out across the 4 fashion capitals, to become front runners for the Spring Summer 2020 season. 80’s silhouettes were heavily featured across New York, London, Paris and Milan including metallic hues, sartorial power dressing and exaggerated shoulder pads. 


New York SS20 revisited the flounce bubble hem silhouette showcased in collections by Vaquera, Staud and Tory Burch adding a regal flair to the runway collections. The use of Monochrome motifs were frequently used throughout the fashion week with the Tommy X Zendaya, Carolina Herrera, Christian Cowan and Micheal Kors being key advocates for the monochrome trend.


Across the Pond, in London Burberry displayed a futuristic showcase of beige tonal hues with an emphasis on layering. An unconventional styling choice for the Spring and Summer seasons. AW19 infatuation with voluminous dresses makes a return, adapted for the millennial generation highlighted in shows by Erdem, Simone Rocha and Molly Goddard.


Milan put on a display of military silhouettes, sharp suits and tropical motifs. Max Mara and Bottega Veneta’s display of tailored dresses highlight this. Colourful prints were widely used throughout the capital, from the likes of Versace and Fendi. The Versace show featured a surprise appearance from Jenifer Lopez, showcasing a plunging tropical illustrated dress, a look reimagined from her Grammy dress from 2000, which sparked the invention of the infamous Google images.


Parisian trends include a nod to the retro,  decorative lacework and the reemergence of the 90’s runway staple, the bralet. Lanvin, Givenchy and Mugler all featured unique versions of the favoured collection piece. Accentuated shoulder detailing and padding frequently graced the catwalk, providing an 80s style aesthetic to the week. Featuring heavily on dresses, trench coats and blazers by fashion houses Balmain and Balenciaga, in a variety of colour palettes. Virgine Viard’s Chanel catwalk was invaded by an unexpected guest, french comedian Marie Benoleil. Dressed in a matching Chanel co-ord set, security failed to differentiate her from the line-up of models. It was Supermodel Gigi Hadid who escorted the model off stage to retain the audience’s attention back on the new collection.