Spring-Summer 2020’s Top Ten Trends – W


Perhaps spurred on by the heaviness of the news these days, many designers decided to pump up the extravagance in their Spring 2020 collections. What is fashion, after all, if not an escape from reality? While some gilded the lily in more wearable ways (see ruffles at Simone Rocha or the baroque blazer at Dries Van Noten, which was co-designed by Christian Lacroix ), other labels pushed the aristocratic influence to the extreme. Matty Bovan presented a gown with a silhouette so exaggerated that it might have emerged from the wardrobe of Marie Antoinette herself; a similar, oversized shape was seen again at Comme des Garçons while, at Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton presented a collection that dripped with gold.