The Autumn/Winter 2020 trends you need to know about
AAlot might have changed since the Autumn/Winter 2020 shows were held in February. Lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions became the new norm. However, one thing that seemed to also be trending was "lockdown looks" on social media. Reminding us of the transformative power that fashion holds. Given below are Autumn/Winter 2020 trends for all those who want to dress up but have nowhere to go
Go Big or Go Home
From enlarged proportions at Fendi and Alexander McQueen to fiery red numbers engulfed with sequins was spotted at Bottega Veneta and Valentino. The Autumn/Winter 2020 trend was anything but somber. However, most of the Autumn/ Winter collection was thought of in a pre-pandemic world. So how does it still hold relevance now? In the words of ace Indian designer Tarun Tahiliani, ‘The Show Must Go On’ - both, literally and figuratively. And while he does agree on the unprecedented times that have fallen on us, he also believes that optimism is what will get us through this. And if OTT is what "truly spreads joy and upliftment in these tough times" then why not amp up the shine and the XXL sleeve.
Comfort is Key
Once confined to your local librarian, the humble cardigan has now made its way to every It girls wardrobe. From Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, everyone has put their own spin to it. To knitted gowns for those cold WFH mornings a la Jil Sander. We all will be prioritizing comfort and ease this Autumn/Winter. Along with comfort, Tarun Tahiliani also believes that occasions that we all have come to love won't be celebrated in the scale that we have known them to be in. 'They would be much more 'simpler, quieter and more intimate,' he says. So while including lightweight lehengas, Shararas, and fusion-style jumpsuits that have many repurposing and re-styling potentials. He also has launched a new collection known as the “Summer Edit”. Where he has taken inspiration from his archives and breathed new life in his past bestsellers by having it being produced in different prints and colors.
From Marine Serre to Yeezy, face-concealing headgear from jackets to knits gained momentum on the runway, showing that fashion too is a big supporter of the #WearaDamnMask campaign. Gloves too in pops of color at Saint Laurent and Miu Miu made us believe that we can all say bye to the crummy plastic one. Closer home Condé Nast India collaborated with online shopping brand Myntra for the campaign "Behind The Mask." The campaign resulted in 5 prominent Indian couturiers including Anita Dongre and Rahul Mishra who came together to conceptualize a face mask inspired by Indian heritage and crafts. These masks come in an array of options from flora to metallic to graphics, making one spoiled for choice. All of this makes us believe that social distancing, sanitizing and dressing for a pandemic is a thing of the present.
Marine Serre A/W 2020