From reinventing wardrobe classics to upping the glam factor, designers offered an array of new SPRING 2020 fashion trends for the upcoming season. There is a renewed focus on handcrafted pieces this season, with designers working in artisanal motifs including fabric mixing, lace embroidery and intricate knitwear.
Crochet is getting a cool update come spring. Think ultra-feminine dresses, polished suiting, and eveningwear that feels modern with a special touch of Grandma’s handmade crochet. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation, with that treasured family heirloom quality that lasts forever. Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, for one, focused on Irish handcraft traditions for her spring 2020 collection, working with some of the last remaining damask linen weavers, beetling mill workers and flax farmers in Ireland to put together the collection of hand-embroidered details and linen pieces.
Puffy sleeves upped the ante on many a runway. Prabal Gurung, created a playful collection of prints paired with sculptural puffy sleeves. While the trend was also used by some designers like Zimmermann and Mara Hoffman, to amplify the romantic sensibility of their collections, others like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen used puffy sleeves to bring some flare to otherwise minimalist pieces.
Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black
When it comes to eveningwear, sometimes a little black dress just won’t do. Enter: boldly feathered frocks and tops, from Burberry to Valentino the marriage of ruffled feathers and fabrics won a whimsical award in our heart. While almost certainly light as air, these ensembles pack a heavy sartorial punch. If you don’t have a black-tie event to tend to, make the look a bit more edgy by styling a glam feathered top with a cool pair of trousers or jeans.
We look forward to events with “BLACK TIE” and “FORMAL ATTIRE” on the invite, and this spring does not shy away from the fashion spectacle that is full flowing gowns and dresses that bring the essence of nostalgia to its wearer, like any outfit it’s all in the styling. Keep your look true to “you” and dazzle in the spotlight…you deserve it!