The top trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2020


The top trends from Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2020

From neck ties to the new-found love for latex

By Drishti Vij  March 6th, 2020

Even though eight drenched days at Paris Fashion Week were rife with the fears spurning around coronavirus (Dries Van Noten was distributing face masks, hand sanitizers were being used in abundance and Louis Vuitton cancelled a cocktail party for the finalists of the LVMH prize), the sartorial marathon did not just end there. The runway was full of Fall trends that you will be see popping up in stores in the next six months. Here’s what you can expect:

LATEX

Latex has long remained a fabric associated with sex. But, this material will be dramatically transforming your outerwear too, as per the Fall 2020 collections. Balmain presented latex suits, Off-White showcased thigh-high boots worn with a dress; Balenciaga’s dark mood was taken ahead with bright-red cloaks and Saint Laurent showed glossy latex pants with everything.

Off white and Balenciaga presented clothes in latex

FIERY RED

From Alexander McQueen’s homage to craft from Wales to punchy pops of the bright hue at Givenchy, Hermès and Mugler—the colour known to add that Parisian chicness to any look can now be worn head to toe.

Red dresses by Hermès and Givenchy

VELVET SUITS

A good pair of suit has become a wardrobe essential now. And, designers have repeatedly shown how a suit can be perfect for all moods: casual, sporty, glamorous and now it can be super luxe as well with velvet. Be it in burgundy, deep brown or gold, you can wear your velvet suit for an evening out, as shown in presentations by Acne Studios, Hermès, Dries Van Noten and Haider Ackermann.

Dries Van Noten and Acne Studios presented suits in velvet

HOODS

No, we’re not talking about the hoodie lying in the back of your closet. Hoods are now elevated to high fashion as designer labels like Comme des Garçons, Loewe, Kenzo and Vivienne Westwood were embracing a dark mood at Paris Fashion Week.

Comme des Garçons and Kenzo

TIES  

It’s no secret that workwear has been getting transformed season after season. But, at Paris Fashion Week designers chose neck ties this season. Thom Browne presented patterned ones, Dior presented neckties in fishnets and at Chanel, one could spot oversized ones worn with a knitted crop top and a skirt.

Ties at Dior and Chanel