Top Trends From The AW20 Runways.
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It’s Pavel with CULTED.
With fashion month behind us, we’ve had time to reflect on all the trends that we saw in February. Here’s our rundown of the top 5 trends for AW20 in no particular order.
First up, we have latex.
The material popped up on a number of runways adding a fetish aesthetic to the collections- take Richard Quinn’s floral number for example. Latex was also a huge feature in the Saint Laurent collection with skin-tight vinyl appearing in all 66 looks. It also appeared in Balenciaga’s collection.
Next up is cinching and the corset silhouette.
This season saw many brands present waist-hugging silhouettes, with a good old fashioned cinch. The technique was a prominent feature in Givenchy, Celine and Fendi.
There was also a focus on sleeves for AW20.
We saw longline sleeves that drowned models hands from a number of brands, including Balenciaga, Off-White and JW Anderson.
Talking of Jonathan Anderson, Puffed statement sleeves are often a key feature in his collections – this season he incorporated this in his Loewe looks as well. We also saw this on the Fendi Runway.
For trend #4, fringing.
Givenchy, Dior, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Prada and Burberry all used fringing in their collections. We can definitely see high street retailers going forward with this trend next season.
Our final trend – historical references.
Louis Vuitton closed Fashion Month with a collection that seamlessly fused skiwear with renaissance. Gucci’s presentation also provided us with a history of fashion, from Marie Antoinette style dresses to 70s tailoring.
And that’s it for our top 5 trends – which was your favourite?
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