Fashion Season AW20

Fashion month ended last week with the major fashion capitals New York, London, Milan and Paris all showing collections for Autumn/Winter 2020.  As always, it’s hard to keep up with everything coming down the runway, so I have done the heavy-lifting for you.  Here is my round-up of 4 key trends for later this year that you can work into your own wardrobe and a bag or two that would work well.  (I'll come back and update with our new styles once they are released Late Spring!)

CLASSIC BLACK

AW20 Fashion Week - Black Trend Stacy Chan 

Last AW19, there were some lovely greys, bold reds and winter white – but this season it was black, black and more black!  It felt as though some designers had no colour coming down the catwalk at all.  So for the fans of an all black closet where everything matches, this is your season.  Keep things feeling fresh with clean silhouettes, mixing textures and a waist enhancing belt to tie things together (no pun intended).  Match this sleek trend with a black handbag or use it to provide a spotlight to a bright accessory.

Colour Match

Colour Complement

Black Red Italian Leather Tote Bag Shopper - Designer Stacy Chan

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Italian Leather Cross Body Bag - Designer Stacy Chan

Veronica Tote in Noir

Alex Cross Body in Teal

 

BEIGE/WHITE MONOCHROME 
Cream Beige AW20 Fashion Week Trend - Stacy Chan

Other than black, the past year’s trend of beige monochrome dressing is set to continue.  Colder weather allows us to be more creative layering interesting fabrics like wool, cottons, and silks with subtle tonal differences.  This has been one of my favourite looks of the past year and I find it can be simple to pull off, once you find the right trousers.  Work from the bottom up and then feel chic for the rest of the day in white, creams, tans and even light pink.  Try to run the theme through your accessories with nude and brown colours.

Colour Complement

Colour Complement

 

 

Nude Beige Italian Leather Tote Bag Shopper - Designer Stacy Chan

Madison Backpack in Stone

Veronica Tote in Nude

   

 

TARTAN/PLAID 
Tartan Plaid AW20 Fashion Week Trend - Stacy Chan

Although there was a scattering of solid colour and bit of flower print at some shows, tartan (or plaid as I would say in the US) was seen across many designers.  Small, subtle patterns and large, bold block colour was seen on both outerwear and dresses/separates.  If you’re not brave enough to pull off the head-to-toe looks from Marc Jacobs and Burberry, a beautiful coat or pairing separates with a solid colour would be an easier way to wear this trend.  Match this with a solid bag picking out colours of your tartan to complement the busier pattern of your oufit.

Colour Match

Colour Complement

Light Blue Leather Cross Body - Designer Stacy Chan

 

Alex Cross Body in Powder Blue

Ava Pouch Collection

  

 

BLAZERS

Blazers AW20 Fashion Week Trend - Stacy Chan

If you read my updates often, you will know that I am very drawn to colour.  However, it was hard to ignore the repeating silhouettes across the different designers this season.  There were a lot of cape sleeves, big (huge!) shoulders and BLAZERS.  While I think the first two are interesting shapes, they are not necessarily the easiest styles for everyone to pull off.  A blazer, however, can be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe.  

The blazers spanned all the aforementioned trends of black, cream/tan, tartan and also with some pops of colour.  Designers were showing both fitted and boxier shapes and single/double-breasted blazers as well.  Find a shape that works for your frame and it will be one of those go-to pieces that you grab every time you leave the house.  As blazers are quite strong, your handbags can mimic these with clean lines for day or night.

Trend Complement

Trend Complement

Midi Navy Blue Italian Leather Tote Shoulder Bag - Designer Stacy Chan

 

 

 

Grey Leather Octagan Clutch Bag - Designer Stacy Chan 

 

Midi Amy Tote in Navy

Imogen Clutch in Grey

 

OTHER FAVOURITES

Favourite AW20 Fashion Week Looks - Stacy Chan

There were many lovely things that came down the runway this season and since some of them did not necessarily fit into one of larger over-arching trend, I couldn’t resist posting them here.  I loved the bold colours at Carolina Herrera, the beautiful silhouettes at Givenchy and the feminine draping at Jason Wu Collection.  I'm definitely looking forward to this coming autumn season...after a hopefully sunny Spring/Summer, of course!

 

* NB.  All photos from vogue.co.uk - an amazing resource to see all the looks from this and past fashion seasons.

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