These are the top trends from New York Fashion Week Autumn- Winter 2020

17 February, 2020

Fashion month has officially begun! We’re only a week into the fall-winter 2020 show season with New York Fashion Week and we’re already seeing some of the biggest trends of the year cropping up on the catwalks. The ’90s aesthetic shows no sign of slowing down while paisleys and cutouts were all the rage. Will these become the hits of the season? We’ll have to wait and see how the rest of fashion month unfolds.

Here we’ve rounded up four key trends that you’ll want to keep your eye on for Autumn Winter 2020.

Colours to love

Winter hasn’t even ended we’ve already identified some colours we think will be all over the high streets come next autumn. There’s so much variety we think everyone will find something to love, but we have a couple we’re sure will be around for a while.


Versatile, powerful and elegant, ochre is the new mustard thanks to its earthy tone with a hint of glitz. Marc Jacobs was certainly a fan by offering a total look, while Michael Kors mixed it up with a print. But one of our favourite displays of this shade was Oscar de La Renta’s shimmering gowns.
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What better colour to reinvigorate the wardrobe after the dark hues of winter? From bright, scarlet red to dusty rose, you’ll want this colour in your style repertoire. Carolina Herrera went with monochrome layering while the boys at Proenza Schouler plastered it on leather. Our favourite? The shiny, ladylike gowns at Rodarte.
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Prints to look out for

Autumn 2020’s prints included a few nods to spring, such as florals, and stripes, while others were your typical autumn plaid, paisley, and check prints. We noted these two among our favourites:


We love paisley because it’s a breath of fresh air from the typically muted colour fall florals. Plus it’s bohemian allure has always alluded to a free-spirited nature.
Rodarte mixed up this print in different colours to create total looks, while Nicole Miller went full-on bohemian with dresses, separates and a bit of sparkle. Zadig Voltaire’s mix of paisley and leather was also noteworthy.
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This is another die-hard classic because checks are elegant, versatile and have so many wearing options. Whether it was tartan plaid, houndstooth or prince of wales check, designers didn’t hesitate to roll out new iterations of the print in aesthetics that had completely different directions.

For instance, Marc Jacobs and Monse channelled their inner punk with total ensembles in tartan. At the same time, Brock Collection went for Victorian-inspired dresses, and Jonathan-Cohen mixed and matched checks and florals.
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This are the fabrics you’ll fall for!

LEATHER (faux)

2020 is the year of leather, but it packs a new colourful and trendy punch. If you’ve ever wanted to change up the typical black biker, now’s time to grab a brighter hue.

If you’re brave enough, dare to embrace colour blocking as we saw at Coach, or take it to ultra-feminine territory just as Marc Jacobs did. Oh! And don’t miss Longchamp’s take on the Little Black Dress, undisputably one of our favourites!
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Granted, knitwear for fall is not a surprise, but we did love all the new styles emerging. For instance, the cocooning trend is all the rage and luckily for us; it’s ultra-warm. Michael Kors had a brilliant display of chunky knits and well wrapped up necks. Tory Burch went for romanticism and pastel colours. Meanwhile, Indie label Eckhaus Latta offered colour blocking of vintage-inspired maxi jumpers with long skirts.
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The Cuts & Shapes to try


The message was to trade your coat for long fabulous capes. And indeed, the idea of leaving a trail of flowing fabric as we walk down the street sounds like a lot of fun. Designers from Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera to Jason Wu and Rag&Bone all saw their models become elegant caped crusaders.
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Minimalist cutouts will be everywhere next Autumn. These allow for little slivers of skin to show in all the right places, rendering our looks full of tongue in cheek sexiness. Monse, slashed open necklines and showed some leg, while Khaite and Prabal Gurung, went for carefully placed side openings that added a little bit of sass to the elegance of the look.
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