Before another full fashion month of designers showing looks that we won’t wear until fall 2020, let’s take a moment to look back at the pre-fall 2020 collection and the emerging trends we can start incorporating into our wardrobes even now.
While there were a multitude of trends to consider throughout, there was one theme introduced during spring 2020 whose spirit continued on into pre-fall 2020: 1960s-inspired rebellion and a revival of youth culture.
Shorter hems on skirts and dresses, celebrated at Gucci and Dior in previous seasons, were seen at Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton this season. The designers encouraged audiences to embrace their inner schoolgirls with crisp shirting and cosy cardigans. (Perhaps in a plea for us to dive into our books instead of our phones?) The ‘90s resonated with pre-fall 2020’s crop of collections, as designers took a grungier, more punk approach—a stark contrast to the naked simplicity from what’s largely known as the minimalist era. There were also, of course, takes on seasonal outerwear, most notably at Bottega Veneta, which sent a star shearling down the runway.
In many ways, the pre-fall collections predict the biggest statements to come during the fall fashion shows. Here are six pre-fall trends we are embracing now.