Fashion Week officially behind us, it's time to dive into the stellar trends that emerged from the past month of runway shows and presentations. First spotted in New York, and then reinforced in London, Milan, and finally Paris, the most popular styles of the Fall 2020 season represent a new approach to age-old classics.
One common theme throughout the month was paying homage to trends past. Brock Collection presented a collection full of brocades and historical nods to the late-1800s. Self-Portrait showed equestrian-inspired looks with hats that resembled riding helmets. Marc Jacobs gave a nod to the 1960s, announcing that pastel blue would be the color au moment. Brandon Maxwell chose to present a more classic take on the horse-whisperer with knee-high leather boots and tweed blazers.
But rather than reinvent the wheel, designers kicked it up a notch with newly-updated references, putting a fresh spin on timeless styles. Think retro Victorian floral prints but instead of dresses, the pattern is showing up on suiting. The same goes for plaid. A staple on button-down shirts and pleated skirts, the iconic print is now showing up on ballgowns and strapless party dresses.
Ahead, find 5 nostalgic Fall 2020 runway trends you can start shopping now.
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Florals were a huge trend on the runways, from Tory Burch, Zimmermann, Brock Collection, and more. This season, however, designers are looking to rich tones, textured weaves, and elegant silhouettes that are straight from the late-1800s.
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Brands like Tory Burch, Brandon Maxwell and Self-Portrait took the equestrian trend to the runway with tailored blazers, knee-high boots, and hats reminiscent of riding helmets.
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The color of the season was certainly blue — pale blue, to be exact. With Marc Jacobs' '60s-inspired mini dresses, Proenza Schouler’s asymmetrical coats, and Rodarte’s mixed-prints sets, the pastel was a refreshing change for the traditionally darker-toned Fall and Winter seasons.
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Designers made a case for plaid this season, styled in a multitude of ways. Monse showed multi-colored draped coats and dresses, and Brock Collection went all-out with Victorian elegance.
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With each season emerges a new outerwear trend. This Fall, it's all about capes, courtesy of Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, and Michael Kors. It’s time to infuse a regal vibe into your cold weather wardrobe.
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In contrast to the paler pastel blues that we have seen in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, a bright red tone stood strong, It was head-to-toe, unapologetic, and ready to infuse itself into every corner of your Fall 2020 wardrobe.
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Bring new life to your wardrobe for Fall 2020 with the addition of a little movement. It is by way, of course, of a little fringe. Whether chunky knits or silky skirts, it’s a disco throwback you need to try for the coming season.
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Sleeves have become even more statement-making as the Fall 2020 collections enter the world of style, with puffs, ruffles, and more appearing on everything from coats to bomber jackets; knitwear and shirting alike.
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Traditional quilting is back for Fall 2020; a trend that has not been seen for a few years in quite the array that this coming season will provide. Coats, jackets, skirts, and dresses galore are all being given the stitched treatment, instantly bringing new texture to everything in your wardrobe.
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