Neck gaiter shopping online? A packet of skittles would have nothing on the rainbow of colours which designers have been showcasing on leather in recent months. “There’s no mistaking that leather – including vegan or faux – is the one material everyone’s excited to work with next season,” wrote Marina Liao in Marie Claire. “The material was spotted on Spring 2020 runways from New York to Paris in just about every form – from colourful jackets at Coach 1941 and Bottega Veneta to skirts and pants at Marni and Alexander McQueen.” Leather designs were once reserved for autumn and winter, but it seems leather is set to make its mark in Spring this year.
The colour of the season? These days, there’s never really just one. There is a consensus, however, on look-at-me colour – and it’s on acid. Valentino led the neon explosion, with a series of looks in Stabilo green, fuchsia and yellow; Christopher Kane, a longtime proponent of neon (“I love neon – it’s so man-made and loud and obnoxious,” he once told Vogue) turned out bright yellow, orange and pink lace looks that adhered to his modern mantra of “more joy”; and even Rei Kawakubo turned to neon pink in preparation for her take on Orlando (she’s designing the costumes for Olga Neuwirth’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, opening at the Vienna State Opera in December 2019). Go glow.
Classic button-down shirts have become one of the most sartorially talked-about basics over the past couple of seasons, but this groovy 2020 take is bringing us back to the disco days, and we are not complaining. It is customary to keep your shirt collars tucked beneath your blazer lapels, but this spring, designers styled their ’70s-esque collections with big (emphasis on the big) collars pulled out from their usual hiding places beneath blazers and jackets alike. You know what they say: The bigger the collar, the more stylish the look. While collars made a major splash within this trend theme, so did the overall styling of all the iconic pieces from the decade. I mean, it’s hard to see shearling-lined suede vests paired over a mod floral minidresses and not think Jackie Burkhart, which is why we’ve come to terms with the ’70s as an overall vibe being just as important as the individual components. When it comes time to re-create this look, be sure to hit up the designers listed above, especially since the styling of disco collars and cropped sweater vests might not come naturally to you (or to us).
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Let’s discuss some spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. If the thought of hot pants makes you want to run, Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Putting a twist on the classic suit, designers from Bottega Veneta to Chloe to Givenchy embraced the Bermuda short suit for spring. Part nine-to-five, part California cool, meet the next wave of the bike short trend. Tom Ford offered a more playful take on the Bermuda suit—opting for a hot pink mismatched-fabric iteration. Wearing Bermuda shorts off-duty or posing for street-style photographers is harmless. But wearing them in corporate setting can be tricky. Pro tips: keep the colors dark, and pair them with sleek button-downs.
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