Favorite Looks from NYFW Fall 2020
February 17, 2020
One of the biggest weeks for all fashion lovers and those in the industry, New York Fashion Week is a killer event happening twice a year, and this February NYFW was filled with exciting, fresh looks for Fall 2020. Although trends come and go, there is one thing that’s for sure; we cannot wait for autumn to arrive with some of the hottest fashions from the runway! Here are a few of our favorite looks from NYFW Fall 2020.
Yet again, Brandon Maxwell amazes us with his superb take on fall fashion. He so wonderfully paired his whole show with tortoiseshell accents, beautiful black-and-white essentials, and pops of olive green and coral. The collection has sprinkles of modern western flair that is so hot right now! He effortlessly makes monochromatic sets look interesting and stunning. And we can’t forget his spin on one of the biggest trends of the season—sheer! Brandon Maxwell created stunning sheer gowns that still manage to look elegant and sophisticated thanks to Maxwell’s tailoring and flattering silhouettes.
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“I have often been asked why I am always designing clothes that make people “sexy", the truth is that I don’t actually start out with that as my goal when designing, but I find the human body beautiful and I naturally and without thinking, tend to cut clothes that accentuate and enhance its form and thus my clothes are by nature sensual. And at times sexual.” – Tom Ford. #TOMFORD #TOMFORDAW20
The 1970s are still alive and well! With denim patchwork shown throughout Tom Ford’s FW2020 show, we are all reliving the glory days. Velvet sets and satin suits sauntered down the runway with elegance. Although the whole show was spectacular, we couldn’t help but swoon over the last few looks. Sexy, sheer lace gowns took center stage, including a gorgeous sheer white lace wedding dress that stood out among the darker hues throughout the rest of the collection. Tom Ford, you did it again!
Zimmermann owns every show, but this show in particular was so ravishing! Nicky Zimmermann’s mix of textures and sheer fabrics with a western/prairie girl vibe is perfect in every way! Not only were the models styled beautifully with a natural, tousled look, but the clothing seemed to follow suit. We never thought the 1800s neck ruff could be pulled off as high fashion, but they made a comeback. One word describes this show—beautiful!
Oscar de la Renta
Colors galore! Oscar de la Renta did not disappoint with the bold hues, complex patterns, and decadent details! This collection gave us hints of Van Gogh’s Starry Night with gorgeous gowns and star accents like bags and earrings. With a beautiful mix of textures and satin gowns, Oscar de la Renta hit the spot. As the finale gowns started making their way down the runway, our jaws dropped at the show-stopping loose beading that gracefully draped across a sheer corset, paired with luxurious velvet—wow! And, as if we weren’t impressed enough, the beautiful Bella Hadid finished this vibrant show in a magenta feathered velvet work of art.
The power sleeve is in full effect! Just about every look that came down this runway had a pretty power sleeve (big trend alert)! Rodarte gave us 1950s stylish housewife mixed with Victorian goth, and it worked! With the iconic big lapels on dresses and cinched waists, it seemed like these models were walking straight out of a midcentury painting. The gothic side was brought through jeweled spider accents and dark embellished fabrics. This show was so different and fascinating, pairing soft, delicate fabrics with harsh dark tones. We love how Rodarte is taking spring motifs like flowers and dresses and making them work for Fall 2020.
Our first (non-model) star on the runway—Miley Cyrus made a stunning appearance at the Marc Jacobs show! With as many models as there was, Miley still stood out, with a bra top that paired well with her chic trousers and leather gloves. She stole the show—well, part of it at least. Many of the looks were the real show-stoppers. This spectacular collection has so much going on, the video footage is the best way to see how Marc Jacobs wanted us to feel about it. Filled with classic chic ’90s fashion, he gave us London school-girl vibes with Mary Jane shoes mixed with the baby doll look—quite literally, with blankets as accessories. We love how Marc Jacobs also put a spin on his suits, switching up the fundamental business look and making it super chic!
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…”We need to figure out how to do business within the reality in which we exist,” she continued. “Everything takes energy — fossil fuels, carbon or renewable. With energy, we have to move forward and with clothing we have to look backward to crafting things that are special and long lasting. We have to figure out a way to do what we do with less impact, because in the next 10 years, we are going to have water shortages, and with the implications of climate change, certain things just aren’t going to matter anymore. It will eradicate the superficial. But you can still create beautiful things, which we have been doing for thousands of years..”…Thank you so much @wwd @boothmoore
Gabriela Hearst’s collection was a mixture of soft, delicate fabrics with suede leather, and we love it! With every look, Gabriela paired an edgy leather boot—we are so happy the boot trend is here to stay! There were yet again a lot of ’70s vibes, with platforms and fringe accents, along with—you might have guessed it—monochromatic looks! We love how this trend is sophisticated and modern chic.
One word to describe Libertine’s Fall 2020 collection is quirky! Just what you might expect from founder/creative director Johnson Hartig. This show was so full of fun, with bold colors, bedazzled blazers, fancy fringe, and fur accents. Libertine is also bringing a bit of a spin-off on logomania, but it wasn’t the brand’s logo; it was words and sentences that were blown out and scrambled up. The models were styled in a Twiggy-esque look with dark, dramatic eyelashes, a fun accent that tied in well with the fun designs. Libertine’s collection was full of luxurious, beautiful fabrics and a punk-rock edge.
Anna Sui’s collection channeled Stevie Nicks with a hint of psychedelic goth. The striking intricate patterns and textures were so interestingly beautiful, as Anna brought a ’70s and ’80s mashup with total flower power prints! The super trend, platforms, were also featured in this show! Complementing the line perfectly, vintage-inspired details in hairstyles and accessories hit the spot.
This Carolina Herrera show was so modernly clean and beautiful. Every look that came down the runway was tailored to perfection! Smoke jacket-esque looks that were just stunning played a nice contrast to the flowy dresses that the brand is famous for, and Carolina beautifully tied in feminine accents such as ruffle tops and dresses. This whole show was filled with a gorgeous sophistication.
Christian Siriano brought Margot Robbie’s new DC Comics film, Birds of Prey, to life on the runway! The inspired punk-rock Harley Quinn looks that walked the runway were so fun and different, with a hint of the 1980s quirky film noir–style Batman flicks. With the runway set in an entirely pink background setup at Spring Studios, his punk rock looks popped! Christian’s muse and friend, Coco Rocha, brought her usual A-game and dramatic flair to the runway, while the celebrity-stacked front row included Leslie Jones once more having the time of her life as she cheered on each look. From sculpted distinct lines and, of course, sheer accents, this show was filled with playfulness!
Spring flowers endure into Fall 2020 in this elegant collection from Lela Rose! Some looks that stand out in particular were dresses paired over tailored trousers, something not many designers are showing. Lela Rose made this look appear clean and structured, not frumpy. The brand’s take on elegantly renovated smoking jackets and flowy silk pieces are absolutely exquisite. Lela Rose elevated feminine looks with strong shoulders and structured power suits. We’ll take one of everything, please!
New York Fashion Week Top Trends
These are a few of our favorite trends seen on the runways. Which ones will you be trying out in your Fall 2020 wardrobe?
All things sheer have completely blown up over the past few months. The key to keeping this look elegant is to play with sheer fabrics in a classy way. You want to be covered, and don’t want too much tulle where you look like a cake topper! Add a hint of sheer to your wardrobe with a beautiful statement top or dress for that special occasion.
The new approach to the basic business suits is all the rage! No longer are suits only for elaborate events—these power suits are made to make any occasion fabulous. Make any day fashion-forward with a modern tailored power suit.
Platforms are so groovy. Of course, we recognize these trendy shoes from the 1970s, but they’re back in 2020 with chic styles, colors, and shapes. Platforms can take your look to new heights—literally.
Possibly one of the hottest trends that has been gaining steam over the past year is the power sleeve—sleeves that stand out and make a statement. Whether the sleeves are sheer, ruffled, bubbled, or bright, any power sleeve is a great sleeve!
Monochromatic looks have been hot for quite a minute now, but it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. The elegance and ease of an outfit in a matching set makes it the perfect put-together look for any occasion. Cream sweater, jeans, and boots—how easy, yet sophisticated.
Let us know your favorite designer shows from New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 and which trends you’ll be implementing in your looks later this year on our social @viemagazine!