After another week of shows in New York, designers are emphatically setting an optimistic tone for next season. Whether it was pure, unadulterated joy at Marc Jacobs or spirited, powerful clothes at Pyer Moss, Spring 2020 is all about the celebration of individuality. To that end, a few notable trends emerged across a variety of collections, signaling a shared wavelength from a variety of brands. Here are the biggest trends we saw from New York Fashion Week.
Longchamp, Brandon Maxwell, Laquan Smith, Bronx & Banco
High-waisted shorts in different prints and colors were a big draw for Longchamp's Parisian cool girls and Brandon Maxwell's polished ladies.
Brock Collection, Jeremy Scott, Gypsy Sport, Zero + Maria Cornejo
Whether they were applied over your clothes ala Zero + Maria Cornejo or designed with intricate boning at Brock Collection, corsets were a major trend in New York this season.
Dion Lee, Maki Oh, Sandy Liang, Vera Wang
Sensual garter belt details added some racy boudoir elements at Vera Wang's dark-romantic show and Dion Lee's lingerie-inspired looks.
Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, Pyer Moss
The menswear accessory was a staple at Ralph Lauren's jazz club show and at Prabal Gurung's abundance of florals.
Michael Kors Collection, Batsheva, Carolina Herrera, Elie Tahari
The classic polka-dot print was seen everywhere this season, with Wes Gordin giving it the regal treatment at Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors using it in his sporty, feminine collection.
Christian Siriano, Zimmerman, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka
Billowy bishop sleeves dominated the runways of Anna Sui and Zimmerman, with its flowy fullness and cuff details also seen at Badgley Mischka.
Christopher John Rogers, Vaquera, Marc Jacobs, Christian Cowan
Not only was hot pink a big trend this season, but some of the week's biggest, exaggerated statement pieces came in the eye-catching hue.
3.1 Phillip Lim, Jeremy Scott, R13, Ulla Johnson
Colorful, crazy prints were mixed and matched at a variety of shows from R13 to Ulla Johnson, with different busy patterns all clashing against each other.
Barragan, Area, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung
Chic white suits came with wide, sharp shoulders, including a double-breasted version at Proenza Schouler and a tailored number at Area, which came covered in chain details.
Socks With Sandals
Michael Kors Collection, Gypsy Sport, Collina Strada, The Row
Despite their on-and-off again status, this footwear trend is gaining steam for Spring thanks to Collina Strada's pool slide pairings and the minimal effect achieved by The Row.
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