What We Love for SS 2020
Although Spring/Summer 2020 is going to be a little different than most of us expected, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look good at home! Taking some inspiration from the biannual show season, we’re going to break down some of our favourite trends right off the catwalk. The show season serves as the inspiration for many brands and usually informs the seasons trends. The spring/summer 2020 shows have proved that the 1970s are back in a big way and emphasizing staple pieces like denim and tailored suits. Here’s our breakdown of what we love for this season:
Blazers seem to be everyday right now, whether paired with jeans and a t-shirt or your favourite business casual look, they’re a great staple. This season we’re seeing a twist on the classic tailored suit that builds on this trend: the shorts suit. This is the perfect way to bring your favourite blazer into summer. Michael Kors perfectly embodied this trend on the runway with this two-piece khaki green suit set we love! The studding detail and military inspired silhouette add interesting detail to the look.
Another look we loved was this two piece set from the Marco De Vincenzo show. This is the perfect summer suit inspiration, from the bright colour, to the light material, it screams warm summer days. This look is completed with these amazing platform sandals, reminiscent of the 1970s, this shoe is making a major comeback this season as well.
Flowy white dresses are a reoccurring summer staple; we’re seeing them in a big way this season. This Isabel Marant dress is screams summer, the silhouette is again inspired by the 1970s and the strappy sandals pair perfectly with the bohemian jewelry. The button front is another trend we’re commonly seeing this season, as well as the ruffle hem. These little details add visual interest and a feminine flair that is countered by the oversized shape of the dress.
One of my absolute favourite trends this season is thoughtful cut-outs, this trend has a way of creating a mysterious sex appeal that is not so overt. This Christopher Kane dress is an absolute dream. The cut-outs show skin in a thoughtful way and the oversized shape and studding gives a chic vibe.
Shades of Denim
As you can see by now the style of the 1970s has served as a main inspiration point for this season. We’re seeing all kinds of flare and wide leg jeans, denim jackets and denim jumpsuits. This Balmain look is a personal favourite, I love that the idea of dressed up denim was present on the runway. This to die for bell sleeve top pairs perfectly with oversized jeans and a strappy sandal for summer.
This Celine look is another favourite, I love a good flare jean. Somehow they made the ultimate Canadian tuxedo look elegant and sophisticated, definitely something I would wear straight off the runway. I absolutely love the denim blazer concept, the whole look gives off the “off duty model” vibe.
Lastly, this Lavin look highlights the reimagined shapes were seeing this season. A lot of brands are coming up with interesting ways to reimagine jeans, we’ve seen a lot of this seeping into the mainstream as well with interesting hem or waistline details. I love the idea of making more options for denim because it allows us denim enthusiasts to wear it more often!
So obviously we love a good beach vibe. Tropical prints are everywhere this season, as the palm leaf dominates the vacation wear scene. Although we may not be taking actual vacations this summer, there’s nothing wrong with incorporating these pieces into your everyday wardrobe. This look is quintessential Dolce & Gabbana completed with an abundance of femininity. I love the contrast between the flowy shape and the sheer material and of course the big jewelry is right up my ally.
Another trend reminiscent of 70s fashion these looks taking crafting to the runway. Inspiration from macramé, rustic raffia, and luxury craft are felt throughout this trend. This woven Oscar de la Renta look is an amazing combination of texture and pattern, and once again, finished with a strappy sandal. Another representation of bringing vacation wear to the mainstream.
This David Koma look is a perfect take on evening wear within this trend. Again we see the combination of texture and pattern, as well as the thoughtful cut-out: visual interest is a key.
Pithers, E., Chan, E., & Subair, E. (2020, January 17). The 12 Biggest Spring/Summer 2020 Trends. Retrieved May 03, 2020, from https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/gallery/spring-summer-2020-trends?image=5dfcf11eda7d6000083a6d5c