The Best of All Fashion Weeks 2020
Now that Paris Fashion Week has ended, we wanted to show you everything we loved from Fashion Season 2020. The Big 4 Capitals of Fashion have shown their most fabulous looks, either on the runways or on the street. Designers showcase their bespoke detailing and craftsmanship and people can’t stop talking about it. Scroll on to take a look at the best of all the Fall/Winter 2020 fashion weeks!
Best of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020
Love Happens has a serious obsession with Tom Ford. His power and persuasiveness as a designer are incredible.
This fashion season’s collection was sensual and chic, filled with laid-back luxe, high-waisted silhouettes and wide-legged trousers. The collection took inspiration from a 1967 Bob Richardson picture of Baron Alexis de Waldner and Donna Mitchell. Other pieces were about military motifs, athleisure in the mix and animal prints.
The Marc Jacobs show was beautiful and magical chaos. The collection reflected Jacob’s personal favorite cultural touchstones and professionals heroes. The runway was very interactive, with dancers performing choreography by Karole Armitage.
Oscar de la Renta
The Oscar de la Renta show was a shot of glamour in New York. The designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia presented a “party collection”. Inspired by referenced photos of Truman Capote’s famous 1966 Black and White Ball from Katharine Graham, the collection completely stole the show.
St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue served as a stage for the Rodarte Fashion Show. The duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s were inspired by vampires and Dracula films to design this collection. Different is also good, right? From the jeweled spiders to the gothic roots, we loved everything about this scenario and collection.
Best of London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020
Entitled as “Memories”, the Burberry Show went in a different direction. The collection was inspired by Ricardo Tisci’s career roots and the various things that influenced his work.
Victoria Beckham is a confident woman who inspires us, and there’s nothing to say about her wardrobe, right? She’s always so elegant. And her collection represents exactly the same: we wish we could just copy and paste directly to our closets.
Emilia Wickstead is known for her ladylike collections. In this show, she stepped the elegance up another level, with beautiful pieces that were inspired by Dolores Del Rio (Mexican Actress).
Best of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020
The Emporio Armani Show collection was probably one of the best of all the Fall/Winter 2020 fashion weeks. Not only for the collection but for the message that Armani presented. The designer defended that people should wear what they like, and not what society thinks they are supposed to wear, even when clothes are inappropriate. “There is so much talk about women being raped, but women today are regularly ‘raped’ by designers,” said Armani. “I am thinking of certain ads where women are shown in a provocative way, half-naked, and many women feel pressured into looking like that.”
During the Gucci Fall Winter 2020 Show, guests were able to see the magic behind the scenes of the show. Actually, this was a focal part of the show, where all the team (hairstyles, makeup artists) took the stage in the center of a rotating carousel. The collection featured childhood inspired looks, inspired by Alessandro Michele’s way of dressing as a child.
Titled as “Surreal Glamour” this collection is a meditation on femininity. Softer lingerie-like pieces, cutouts, fringes and practical sportswear paired with florals, jewels, and mini bags.
Presenting the second collection since Karl Lagerfeld passed, Silvia Venturini Fendi took inspiration from the movie Maitresse. This movie tells the story of a woman who lives a normal life, but in the basement, she is a dominatrix. The creative director celebrates also in this collection Fendi’s vision of femininity that is both provocative and restrained, ladylike and empowering.
Alberta Ferretti, usually known for being a Boho Brand, surprised everyone with its latest collection during the Fall/Winter 2020 fashion weeks. Colorful ruffles, jazzy jumpsuits, oversized earrings, and suede-knee high boots took the stage.
Paul Andrew designed a collection inspired by women and by Carl Jung’s traditional female archetypes: from the mother to the huntress to the mystic. The designer also made a point about sustainability: he used leftovers of old leather supplies and created the brand’s coveted bags and shoes.
Best of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020
The Elie Saab show started at Palais Tokyo with black-and-white looks, reflecting what the world has been through recently (due to the coronavirus). After, color began to appear, with flouncy dresses in emerald green and deep purple. The designer has been influenced by Andalusia (a look he debuted at this pre-Fall collection in January), and he continued to explore here.
Designer Clare Waight Keller continues to design her clothes for powerful women, like Meghan Markle (she designed her wedding dress!!). The collection was all about strong silhouettes, and soft, feminine shapes. Black, white and red were the dominant colors.
Ooh, Balmain! They always surprise us. And when we thought we couldn’t be more in love with this brand, Oliver Rousteing gives us more motifs to love. The Fall 2020 collection was inspired in desert motifs – jeweled scorpions on velvet heels and khaki safari jackets and pants.
Lanvin’s Fall 2020 collection was a mix between the fashion house’s Creative Director Bruno Sialelli and it’s founder Jeanne Lanvin.
Hope you enjoyed our picks for the best of all the Fall/Winter 2020 fashion weeks!
Words by Rita Archer