Now that fashion month has officially wrapped, a couple of major themes emerge. First, sustainability is on everyone's mind. From Dior's forest of trees to Marni's ode to mother nature, designers explore what it means to create clothes in a time where climate change is at the forefront of culture and politics. Efforts toward diversity and inclusion on the runway continue to take hold, with brands like Mugler, Collina Strada, and Tommy Hilfiger all championing different skin tones, body types and ages. The common thread is that it's no longer enough to create desirable collections, but to do so in a responsible, ethical manner that takes into account our society's health. Here are the 10 biggest fashion and accessories trends from the Spring 2020 season, from buckets hats to Bermuda shorts to neon green.
Soft Bucket Hats
Bucket hats aren't going anywhere it seems. Everyone from Anna Sui to Giorgio Armani have hopped on the bandwagon and used them on the runways.
Arts and Crafts
Hand crafted, personal touches such as crochet, raffia, and patchworks were one of the biggest themes this season, and everyone from Jonathan Cohen and Joseph Altuzarra made them look effortless and desirable.
Skinny Chain Belts
Used more as a decorative element than a practical one, chain belts have become a popular belt option this season.
Although mini-shorts and hot pants flourished for Spring 2020, the longer length Bermuda styles were seen everywhere from Tom Ford in New York to Givenchy in Paris.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Bottega Veneta made the square-toed heel cool again last season, and designers are catching on to its newfound popularity including Phillip Lim and Donatella Versace.
Sequins, lamé, and all kinds of shimmer were shown on the runways, from the sleek silhouettes at Eckhaus Latta to the silver metallics at Paco Rabanne.
Belt bags continue to be the dominant accessory, continuing last season's love affair with the convenient fanny pack.
Call it neon, tennis ball yellow, or highlighter green, the acid hue took form in structured separates and fluid dresses.
The ladylike shoe was a popular footwear choice this season, whether paired with socks ala Fashion East or barefoot and with a heel at Maison Margiela.
From classic wedding silhouettes at Brandon Maxwell to the more sinister brides at MM6 Maison Margiela, designers interpreted the timeless look in myriad ways.