If you’re a die-hard fashion fanatic, the changing of seasons has nothing to do with the weather and everything to do with what’s next up on the sartorial trend cycle. Now that we’re passing the middle mark of summer, it’s customary for editors and influencers alike to start thinking about fall trends, but we would be crazy to think that this season will be the same as last year’s.
As we continue to grapple with the current pandemic, we must admit and accept that trends just won’t hit the same as they used to, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to talk about them.
If there’s anyone who I trust to turn what could easily feel like a dire situation into a hopeful one, it’s my fellow stylish New Yorkers. I reached out to both New York-based editors and influencers to tap their gifted little minds on the fall 2020 trends they are predicting will be huge, even despite the current state of the world.
From a fresh approach to tailoring to noteworthy built-in baubles, the ladies ahead had a lot to say and per usual, when they speak, I listen, and you should too.
“If you’d have asked me this same question pre-COVID-19, my answer likely would’ve been something along the lines of detachable collars, or perhaps corset dresses with delicate floral detailing and bow embellishments. But after 19 weeks of living almost entirely indoors, unnecessary add-ons and dresses with boning are probably the last things on my mind fashion-wise. Instead, I’m most looking forward to fall weather so that I can wear baggy, yet not necessarily frumpy, suiting à la Acne Studios and JW Anderson. Big coats with even bigger lapels paired with slouchy pants cinched with over-the-hem anklets. Let the era of untailored tailoring commence.” – Eliza Huber, fashion writer, Refinery29
“Back in early March, after seeing iterations of the bourgeois-inspired skirt suit throughout the fall 2020 collections, I happened to stumble upon a delicious vintage version from Gucci for myself, just days before the pandemic really hit in New York. As I tried it on (remember dressing rooms?) I imagined myself skipping to and from the Vogue offices in it come fall, with a pair of cowhide knee-high boots no less, in all of its buttery burgundy leather glory. While the season ahead is still uncertain, once the weather cools down, I’m determined to find a reason to try the trend for myself and I look forward to rescuing my unworn set out of storage, even if that means wearing it alone in my apartment while I WFH. We’re bound to be sick of our loungewear by then!” – Madeline Fass, fashion market editor, Vogue.com