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10 Things We Learned From The New York and Paris Fashion Weeks <br/> Spring-Summer 2020

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We may be sipping cappuccinos and still spending a reasonable amount of time fantasizing what passed during Fashion Month. From natural fabrics to the latest fashion trends, there is a lot to unfold and take in when it comes to the two most sought after fashion weeks. Think Marc Jacob’s joyous, optimistic collection with different types of fabrics inspired by the ‘70s, and we are no longer in reality.

Here are some of the top takeaways that emerged from the Spring-Summer 2020 shows at the Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week this year.


  1. Conversations Around Inclusivity Continue

Effortless, authentic, and mostly a celebration of the human body—the lingerie show by Rihanna X Savage Fenty won hearts across the globe. With an ode to ‘70s fashion and the African-American community, Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger brought forth a diverse cast of models along with a pregnant Ashley Graham. Talk about diversity on the runway!  


Image by Phil Oh via Vogue

  1.   Street Style Is Here to Stay

One may perceive the Fashion Month to be a time that stands to be mutually exclusive with street style, but that’s not always true. While the NYFW is a highly sophisticated event with covetable invitations, the runway outfits unveiled that street style inspirations are as strong as ever.


  1.   Different Types of Fabric Took the Forefront

From artisanal materials that warrant sharp tailoring, organza, lace, upcycled tulle to hand-knotted leather, the fashion weeks saw various types of fabric in versatile silhouettes. Gabriela Hearst used excess silk twill fabrics from past seasons intending to reduce carbon footprint.


  1.   The Colour-blocking Trend is As Alive as Ever

While one might think the colour blocking phenomenon is now passé, NYFW had a different story to tell! Bold hues, smart silhouettes in the wackiest of colour combinations, and eye-catching prints dominated Nicolas Ghesquiere’s runway. The trend is thriving and might last for a long time to come. So, colour-lovers, it’s time to rejoice!


  1.   Denim Gets a Nod for Decades Ahead

Look through the Spring-Summer 2020 collections of Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy, and Chloé, and you know that denim is here to stay and how! Denim jeans is a classic fashion staple that works from 9 am to 9 pm and is a wardrobe must-have. Now, who would say no to the most sit-down-friendly attire?


Image via WWD.com

  1. Oversized Hats & Offbeat Accessories are Back in Vogue

From eccentric fishing caps to sun hats that make you want to teleport to a beach in Miami with a mimosa in hand, the hats are back. Case in point being the colourful sand bucket hats showcased by Nina Ricci and ruffled hats by Marc Jacobs. From Jacquemus’ mini bags that can barely fit AirPods to bags with perplexing shapes, we have come a long way in showcasing off-beat accessories! This season, Virgil Abloh and Off White showcased a unique leather bag with giant holes, dubbed as the “Meteor Bag”. Instagram baits, anyone?


  1.   Stoles, Scarves and Headwear Make a Comeback 

We see a range of headwear making a grand comeback and we’re here to tell you that scarves and stoles are back in trend. Winter wear is now on the runway and off it and we who are we to say no to a lovely, polka or a printed scarf or a stole in bold hues that adds drama to any outfit?


Image via Harper’s Bazaar  

  1.  The Classic Oversized Tote is Back

We are living in a world of extremes as we oscillate between the tiniest bags that barely hold a lipstick to oversized totes in which we could carry our whole world along. Spring-Summer 2020 designers showcased stylish, fashionable variations of the tote bag that would want you to drop everything and start shopping!


Image via WWD

  1.   Bottomwear and Formals get a Makeover 

The crisp business suits and formal business meeting attire now gets a fashion update with designer Eftychia Karamolegkou taking inspiration from the classic styles and transforming them into new pieces with baggy cuts and neutral colours. The archetypal chairman who need not prove himself and can adopt a more relaxed look gets a loose fitted shirt paired with relaxed trousers.


Image via Vogue

  1. Designers Acknowledge the Climate Crisis Memo

The grand takeaway was that this year, Paris Fashion Week coincided with the United Nations Climate Action Summit, and we saw big players do their bit—Dior’s show kept up with a zero-waste policy and Stella McCartney was lauded for using sustainable fabrics. New York Fashion Week also saw luxury labels like Maria Cornejo, Mara Hoffman, Ryan Roche, Collina Strada, and Chromat stay true to their commitment to responsible and sustainable fashion.

At Aditya Birla Group’s LIVA, we provide fabrics to partner brands with an aim of providing comfort breathability and style while being eco-friendly. We are committed to sustainable practices and believe that fashion made fluid with Liva is a great way to bring about change and show consciousness in our clothing choices. From sustainability that is portrayed through the choice of fabric to progressive designs, LIVA has been instrumental in endorsing sustainable fashion.

Which fashion week trend has inspired you the most? Tell us your favorite picks in the comments below.

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