What trends will emerge from these fashion shows that took place in a disorienting and alarming global context because of the coronavirus. Certainly already ecology and the safeguard of the planet had entered into force as concepts and values, which fashion is proving to want to fully embrace. But certainly these collections were not designed with the vision of a coming pandemic in mind.
Never before has livetrend technology been so useful not only for detecting and decrypting trends emerging from fashion shows but to follow them in real time to understand which ones will really be adopted by the market, influenced by current events.
Many designers have opted for eye-catching, brightly colored looks (+19% compared to FW19), contrasted by black which definitely supplants navy blue. Browns and neutral tones are in vogue, from beige to grey. The monochromatic silhouettes have increased by 65% compared to FW19, underlining the importance brought by the designers on the visual impact of colour.
Combined with the vibrant colour trend, the appearance of voluminous silhouettes has been added. Large sleeves, bursting shoulders, puffy dresses and bold flounces were featured in many collections during these fashion weeks.
Last but not least, the frequency of glossy fabrics on the catwalks was no less fabulous. A great tribute to vinyl (the vinyl coat is a must have) and lattex. Several pieces were presented by the Bigs, but certainly, this is one of the most popular trends both in quantity and growth index. Certainly memorable will remain the colored lattex leggings of Saint Laurent show.
In addition to the bright appearance, another important factor has been the dynamism, that saw its superlative representation with the long fringes. From Prada, to Dior, to Bottega Veneta, this trend exploded unexpectedly. Nothing to do with the western universe of the past seasons. The fringes are graphic, sensual to let the body appear with movement, dynamizing the silhouette in a brilliant way.
Patchwork is also an emerging trend. It was already a trend alert for couture, confirmed today in the FW20 fashion shows. The pattern, texture and mix & match were created using uncoordinated upcycled fabrics, highlighting an explicit sustainable fashion theme. In Paris, Margiela used vintage garments to create her collection, and the Marine Serre collection was made with 80% upcycled fabrics.