That’s a wrap for Milan and Paris Fashion Week - there were so many fresh looks and trends for this coming AW20. This season from Milan and Paris, we saw a lot of neutrals with pops of colour here and there. They share some of the New York and London trends, like bows around the neck and cape dresses. But this week we want to talk about something new, something that has only appeared in these two cities - read on for our favourite trends picked up from the Milanese and Parisian runways!
Winter In Lilac
Lilac can be seen across the runways in Milan - from high end to streetwear designers, lilac is everywhere. Luisa Beccaria dedicated her collection to this romantic colour. Although this colour is usually used in spring, designers have broken the stereotype and shone light onto this seemingly spring colour. If you want to get ahold of this trend ahead of time, check out our Pastel Power Dressing collection. Available now.
(From left to right: Alberta Ferretti, Luisa Beccaria, Emilio Pucci, Prada)
Fringe It Up
Fringes have always been associated with flapper girls but this season Italian designers have reimagined this fun detail and injected it into modern day chic. Whether at the hem of a skirt or being the better part of a dress, you can find designs with every placement you can think of. There are also different widths and materials when coming to the sheer variety. Thick as tagliatelle or thin as angel hair, the choice is all yours.
(From left to right: Prada, Jil Sander, Salvatore Ferregamo, Alberta Ferretti)
Burnt Orange is the ‘it’ colour for the season and is the perfect alternative to classic brown in autumn. Different hues of brown have dominated Autumn/Winter for years now and we are so excited to see a new twist on this classic. This shade of coppery terracotta first made its appearance in autumn 2019 and has seamlessly transitioned into autumn 2020. We sure will be expecting this rich colour to prevail for the coming winter.
(From left to right: Tod’s, Genny, Fendi, Boss, Arthur Arbesser)
In our favourite New York and London Fashion Week Trend, we talked about big sleeves - the bigger the better. Here in Paris, sleeves continue to be a statement albeit interpreted differently. Colour choices seem to be more muted and paired back, while the structure is more focused on an extreme shoulder.
(From left to right: Valentino, Loewe, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten)
Who else is a sucker for a good power suit like us? Tailored suits have been popular for a few seasons now but this season is all about the androgynous gender-neutral look. In past seasons, femininity was expressed in the form of suits but this season we can see many sets with masculine silhouettes like structured shoulders with heavy padding and roping.
(From left to right: Schiaparelli, Saint Laurent, Dior, Celine)
Ruffles are one of the staples for a flowy feminine look - and this season a lot of Parisian designers have taken to put ruffles on a deep plunge v-neckline. Sheer, full volume, flowy, drapey...they all have ruffled necklines! Why wear a necklace when the neckline of your dress is the perfect accessory!
(From left to right: Valentino, Elie Saab, Chloe, Beautiful People)
So that’s a wrap for fashion month - which of these trends is your favourite? Whatever you do, don’t forget to dress up for your next adventure!