Sun sleeves from Eclipse? Head out to your garage and you might find you’re already harbouring one of 2020’s most fashionable accessories amongst all your random junk. Ropes being used as belts were seen on the runways of Christian Dior and Rag & Bone, although their versions are likely to be more expensive than those you could pick up at Homebase. A variety of knots, twists and styles were seen on the catwalk – some served the same purpose as a belt, but most were just present for design purposes. Another accessory which designers used to liven up their looks were bucket hats – which is great news for fishermen everywhere. “Everyone will be wearing bucket hats next Spring,” Mario Abad wrote in Paper.
The biggest labels are taking the lead: as Gabriela Hearst put on what she termed the first carbon-neutral fashion show, in New York, Gucci announced a goal of net carbon neutrality through a combination of reducing and offsetting all carbon emissions from its supply chain. Its parent company Kering swiftly followed suit, committing to climate neutrality across the group. Others used their catwalk sets to signal a new mindful approach. Dior surrounded its runway with trees destined for replanting in Paris’s urban areas. Louis Vuitton kept things minimal, with bleached pine stadium seating sourced from sustainably managed pine forests in the Landes region of France which, it announced, would be repurposed after the show by the organisation ArtStock. There were smaller initiatives, too: in London, Roland Mouret partnered with Arch & Hook to create clothes hangers made from recycled marine plastic, while at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the designers were making some pieces out of deadstock fabrics from previous seasons.
Of the many materials we saw walk down the S/S 20 runways, few were as prominent or as welcomed as raffia. Made from palm leaves, it’s a natural, sustainable fiber that can be utilized for anything from dresses and skirts (as shown at Dior and Oscar de la Renta) to handbags, which every brand from Celine to Stella McCartney debuted their own version of. Most importantly, however, is the fact that both the prevalence of the raffia and the fashion world’s embracing of it is just one small part of the bigger shift toward prioritizing environmental consciousness. In short, consider this trend a step in the right direction. Ready for a getaway? Whether there’s an actual trip on the horizon or you’ll be stuck in the city like the rest of us, thanks to this particular spring and summer trend, you’ll at least be able to dress like you’re headed on the tropical vacation of a lifetime through nature- and fruit-inspired prints. Channel your inner J.Lo with one of Versace’s bold dresses or go more casual by way of a Dolce & Gabbana–style matching set. Either way, feel the island breeze and try not to notice that it’s just air coming from the subway grates.
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Let’s discuss a few spring 2020 trends in the fashion industry. The Disco Collar: And just like that disco’s not dead. The wide collar favored by the Studio 54 set made a surprise comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Modernized on coats, jackets, and button-downs at Lanvin, Ferragamo, JW Anderson, and beyond, the look is often shown with contrasting colors to make it really stand out. Because what’s the point of a super collar if you can’t really see it?
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