New York’s Spring 2020 was an eclectic mix. Difficult to sum up as the collections vary so much in what they bring to the week. Ready-to-wear met haute couture at Vaquera. We were transported in time at Jeremy Scott & Marc Jacobs. While Brock Collection made us all feel like a princess. Includes also some of the collections from off the runway.
The show at Jeremy Scott transported us right back to 1985, with girls coming down the runway fit to be part of Jem and the Holograms. Complete eighties looks – including metallic boots, colourful animal print and peplum (!). I’m almost positive being a child of the eighties meant you had to own one of those denim sets, or onesies with colourful appliqués. To complete the look all the models adorned colourful wigs in spiky rockstar inspired shapes, such as eighties mullets.
It's like totally important designer...
I will never not think of Alaïa as being synonymous with Cher Horowitz. When she refuses to lie down on the ground while held at gunpoint in the name of fashion because, “THIS is an Alaïa, it’s like a totally important designer”. A girl after my own heart.
Love the crop, full leather skirt and oxfords with socks from this collection.
On her first date with my father my mother made herself a Seafoam green cape-sleeve cropped top with a wrap around bow at the waist (if it existed today it would actually be quite trendy) … I used to wear it as a little girl when playing dress up. These Christian Siriano looks remind me so much of that top. Pearlescent seafoam green, it’s almost mermaid like.
So much inclusivity and diversity on Siriano’s runway!! 2019 isn’t as bad as it may seem.
My La Senza Gril shopping, butterfly clip wearing, gel pen toting ten year old self would have died for a pair of baggy denim pants with a butterfly across the seat from REDValentino.
I highly approve of the artistic shots with the parrot.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
The Rodarte collection is very Wizard of Oz and I still can’t get over the fact that Kate & Laura are bff’s with Kirsten Dunst. What I would give to join their cool girl club.
Are we all going to start wearing loose pearls in our hair this Spring … what an excellent idea for a trend and a perfect carry over from the pearl clips of Spring 2019.
In a time of deep nostalgia where fashion lacks innovation, Area is a breath of fresh air. While many new designers on the scene seem to be recreating the looks of designers they grew up with. Area is a new face with a new vision and brand unto their own. Beautiful sage suiting draped in gold chains…reading (what I assume to be) the designer’s namesake in different languages. This collection is so wonderfully unique, love to see it.
This collection felt very inspired by Gucci’s Resort 2020 runway. The collection was an homage to Marc’s peers – Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, which I suppose is why it didn’t feel very Marc Jacobs to me. I was not drawn to many of the looks, while Marc tends to be one of my favourite shows to look forward to each season.
Oscar de la Renta
First look from Oscar de la Renta is a 2020 Carrie Bradshaw. Can’t help but see the scene where Carrie, in her signature tousled blonde mane meets Big at an upscale restaurant for brunch. In her perfectly fitted, slouchy, slink pale pink dress and causes a huge scene when he tells her he’s marrying Nijinksy. Lots of nude tulle, in line with the lingerie trend of the season. Including a nude tulle blazer! Oui s’il nous plaît.
Carolina Herrera‘s spring collection is full of bright colours and prints. Polkadots, which have been making their way onto the runway the past few seasons have almost – almost grown on me. Jury is still out. However, a polka dot tulle is almost enough to convince me.
Brock Collection Spring 2020 is the wardrobe for an off-duty princess. Ankle-grazing white dresses in cottons and laces. Beautifully tailored blouses and jackets with ruffled sleeves. Oversized bows at the waist are another trend for Spring.
Vaquera continues to impress with their contemporary art meets runway. Spring 2020 was wonderfully romantic in the way a Disney movie might be. Heart shaped necklines and cuts – likened to a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates. A black wedding dress & veil paired with the most obvious of flowers – red roses, tacky in any other situation. Oversized pearls – reminiscent of a Chanel look featuring a young Lily Cole photographed by Tim Walker. Of course the most obvious Disney reference in the single red rose printed on a black tee, representative of the rose in Beauty and the Beast.
Lingerie is on display at Vera Wang and with pieces so beautiful, you’ll want to show them off. Sheer and lace bras and corsets are worn as layering pieces. Sheer button-downs as well are layered under tube tops and vests.