With a focus on designers reducing their carbon footprint, spotlight on art, culture and emerging new talents and finally, Marc Jacob closing the show with a nostalgic ode to the Big Apple – New York Fashion Week 2020 was about all this and more. Sharing with you the highlights of the event is Malini Banerji, Fashion Editor at Elle Magazine. From starting off as a junior stylist at Cosmopolitan to heading one of India’s leading magazines as a fashion editor, Malini has come a long way with sheer hard work and her love for fashion, art and everything creative. Detail oriented and individualistic, Malini did some major trendspotting during NYFW, identifying key pieces, styles and stories that will make it big in the upcoming season. Here’s a quick rundown of all that you need to know about New York Fashion Week.
The Michael Kors collection carried a classic chic vibe with colours like black, beige and grey dominating the outfits, mixed with an unexpected burst of bright hues. Amidst a range of plaids, turtle necks and sweaters, also spotted were stand out pieces like the spicy orange cashmere cape that makes for an exceptional statement piece.
Functional and focused, the designer presented an impressive collection featuring sharp lines, fine tailoring and soft draping. What stood out was the use of menswear fabrics for coats and dresses with a provocative one bare shoulder silhouette.
Oscar De Larenta
The Fall 2020 was a big season for colours and Oscar De Larenta is surely the best example to give. The designer’s stunning collection was huge on colour blocking with a showcase of vibrant pinks, jades and cherrys. Lots of floral accents, volume play, power suitings and metallics stood out as key trends. One of my favourite looks has to be the cashmere suits with short flirty skirts.
The collection showcased the signature Rodarte mood, mystical yet a bit sinister inspired by vampires and witches. Trends like statement sleeves, tulles and tiers made for some stand-out looks. What stole my attention was Bella Hadid as the Dracula bride.
The Row is known for their minimal and exquisite tailoring that paints a rather sublime and calm theme. And sticking true to their essence, the collection presented oversized separates in a rich neutral colour palette. A simple yet striking look that stood out was layering jackets over a pairing of tunics and pants.
The Wes Gordon for Herrera
Ultra-chic monochromatic looks and volume play set an austere vibe for the show, with playful elements like floral cut outs and ruffles making a surprise entry. The white silk charmeuse floor length floaty dresses paired with simple capezious was one of the most striking looks in the show.
Brock has made their presence felt in fashion with their beautiful dresses. Their collections are expressive like a soft, romantic painting, showcasing a subtle Victorian vibe. The hero of the show has to be the off-shoulder coats and layered floral dresses.