Burberry Spring/Summer 2020 collection was unveiled in London on September 16. Titled ‘Evolution,’ the collection is a confirmation of Riccardo Tisci’s exploration of Burberry House codes, spun through his modern lens. Set to a soundtrack curated by William Djoko. Make-up artist Pat McGrath created the beauty looks for Evolution. Check out the entire lineup below.
Lightness, easiness, freedom. Those are the ideas Victoria Beckham was thinking of for this collection. It’s about dynamic women today, women in motion.
“We took a melting pot of references and inspiration from past decades, then looked to our brand DNA and put everything together into a blender, to make a new, modern mix.
I always love contrasts. The colour is strong – brights punctuating a new palette of neutrals, and injecting ‘off’ mixes that are interesting and fresh. And there’s a play between precise masculine tailoring, and floating soft dresses that let the body breathe inside them.
These dresses are a big story – they feel alive, suspended around the body, ruffles dancing as you walk. They’re super-feminine, a little romantic. They’re in block colours but also print – which has a punch. The prints are bold, almost luminous, against dark backgrounds. They’re not like anything we’ve done before. It adds up to a new kind of sexy – no restriction, not much skin on show but a sense of the body and of the woman inside. For me it’s about that woman really feeling confident and sensual in her clothes.
Controlled and free, living life, reality and believability. There is always a duality in women, moving between different ideas, different moods. I want clothes that move with a woman, that move with her life.”
Armenian designer Natalia Alaverdian presented A.W.A.K.E. Spring Summer 2020 collection during London fashion week. As the notes observed:“The singular intention of this label continues to be removal of barriers between daywear and evening. To introduce elegant wit and subtle strangeness into the wardrobes of Alaverdian’s dedicated following.” Check out the entire lineup below.
Held at a warehouse in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, Michael Kors presented his Spring 2020 collection. Inspired by a recent visit to Ellis Island with his husband, where he learned about his immigrant great-grandparent’s American beginnings, Kors sought to create a line surrounded by “newness, revival and optimism.”
Kors embodied those patriotic messages in the form of clothes, with a nationalistic palette of red, white and blue gingham, knitwear and dresses. All of the looks culminated in perhaps the simplest, yet most head-turning of them all: A navy and white sweater with the word “HATE” slashed down the middle.
“As the world gets worse, it’s the only ammunition we have,” Kors said to Vogue about his fuel behind the collection, while later tweeting: “I am a native New Yorker and I wanted this show to highlight the strength and optimism and can-do attitude of our city.”
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen showed their latest collection for The Row at their Greenwich Street studio and this season is one of the most “Olsen twins” things you’ll ever see. Think of the most precisely cut black short-sleeve camp shirt you’ve ever seen, in what appeared to be a technical fabric, cut into an A-line shape with low slant pockets, worn over black cigarette pants and transparent sandals. A pair of white carpenter pants with the perfect heft, worn with a long-sleeve white T-shirt and woven flat shoes was Everlane for the .001 percent, while a crisp navy utility pocket midi skirt with black turtleneck and blue button-down tucked in conjured #OldCeline.
There were pieces in luxe materials to look out for, of course — a tan leather whisper-weight pencil skirt, for example, worn with a lemon-yellow button down, and a crocodile trench that was an heirloom in the making.
The designers are masters of proportion, as with the considered length of a black blazer over a pleated white poplin skirt, worn with haute Tevas and socks. Or the oversized lavender oxford shirt that fell just so over rolled-up khaki pants that Miss Hepburn would love.
Embellishment was next to nonexistent, and the more dressed-up pieces had a humble glamour, as on a collaged black-lace patchwork sundress and palazzo pants, and the most charming white cotton strapless sundress with fold-over detail at the bodice. Those searching for beauty needn’t have looked far, however — it was all there in the construction.
Oscar de la Renta show transported guests to the Dominican Republic by way of brightly-colored kaftans, sheer skirts, raffia fringe, and of course, their signature gorgeous gowns.
“We really wanted to tap into the house’s Latin American roots,” designer Fernando Garcia told Vogue, who like Mr. de la Renta, is Dominican himself.
Potted green trees and other plants decorated the runway space at the Cunard building, along with blue, yellow and coral pillars.
A model kicked off the show wearing an almost-neon pink blazer over a sheer pink and creamsicle-orange one-shouldered mini dress decorated with an oversized-sheer bow that flowed down the back. The show continued to move from vacation-inspired looks—including an amazing blue gown with a plunging neckline and bow at the waist—into more evening wear styles.
Take a look at Oscar de la Renta’s Spring Summer 2020 collection below!
Tom Ford presented his Spring Summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection at the New York Fashion Week. Models including Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber showcased the look that balanced high-octane elegance with edgy Manhattan cool. Indeed a disused subway platform beneath Kenmare Street served as the backdrop.
The show opened modestly with draped Grecian gowns in lilac, delicate silk pants and baseball hats. Trouser suits worn over draped T-shirts and trapeze-style dress-coats suggested that the designer had been experimenting with covering up.
But everything that came after was classic Ford, who made his name at Gucci in the late-Nineties with a highly sexual aesthetic.
Moulded PVC bustiers, bralettes and slashed-open swimwear were among the most head-turning pieces last night, while he celebrated the power of the female form with backless tailored jumpsuits.
Coach took over the newest section of New York’s High Line on Tuesday afternoon to present its spring/summer 2020 collection – it was an apt backdrop for a collection which took the city as its starting point.
Coach designer Stuart Vevers explained that he wanted to “celebrate the city, the daylight … with our gang stomping the High Line.” New York, he explained, “has always been part of my references but it’s always been juxtaposed with the prairie or the American mid-west or a road trip”.
Prints made an appearance in the collection. Vevers is designing a collection for a new decade; the 20s. As such, he says, “it’s important to be optimistic … but that doesn’t “mean a blind optimism … not being aware of the things that are happening around us.” His take on optimism was nodded to in turquoise jumpers with pink shrimp designs and a triptych of Wine Gum-bright dresses to close the show.