Autumn / Winter 2020 trends

In these turbulent times we know that for some the in-store shopping experience has changed - masks are mandatory, a social distance must be observed and in some shops you can no longer try on items that you’re interested in purchasing. So this week Molly set out onto Bond Street (so you don’t have to!) in order to inform you of the new trends. Here’s what she took away from the day.
This seasons coats are multi-faceted. We have coats with multiple, contrasting fabrics, maxi coats, cape / coat hybrids and coats with layers. Valentino gave us a modern take on classic silhouettes, while Margiela showed us some beautifully deconstructed pieces. Comme Des Garçons blended a blazer and a duffle, and Simone Rocha revealed some feminine oversized bow fastenings. I particularly liked Sacai’s interpretation on the trench, adding draped panels and an emphasised crossover front, while retaining the flattering shape that we know and love.
The bohemian vibe is a favourite of mine, and I’m happy to see it coming around again this season. With romantic, whimsical, frilled pieces from Zimmerman, 70s reminiscent paisley from Etro and intricately embroidered Afgan-style waistcoats from Celine, get ready to see lots of fabulous folky pieces this Autumn.
Leather and latex flooded the catwalk this season, and although the looks we saw weren’t overtly wearable, there are definitely some aspects which could filter into our day-to-day winter wardrobes. For example, Saint Laurent’s colour palette dazzled with deep wine reds, emerald greens and inky blues all of which are classic colours for the upcoming months. With spikes, straps and animal print galore; Junya Watanabe for Comme Des Garçons gave off a bold, punky do-it-yourself vibe, which could easily translate into an edgier, more experimental everyday look.
The square-toes shoe was a staple shape last season, and it seems as though this trend is here to stay. AW20 takes the look to a new extreme, bringing us shoes with a far more dramatic flat edge than we have previously seen.