NYFW FALL 2020: Inspiring Runway Trends + Street Style

New York Fashion Week 2020 presented us with noteworthy Fall trends coming our way! As we face times of question as far as where NYFW stands, we felt put at great ease with runway looks feeling strong as ever as designers brought their A-Game, and street style leaving us feeling so inspired! The week concluded with a focus on looks we currently love, old ideas making a comeback, and of course, fresh new takes on fashion! Curious to know what is coming soon? Looking ahead, we give you an inside scoop on what is soon to hit us [and stores] in Fall 2020. 


Punchy Colors: cerulean blue, green in varying shades, as well as pinks, reds, and marigold

Photo Source (L to R): (1) Carolina Herrera: Imaxtree / Fashionista.com (2) Ulla Johnson: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com (3) Sally Lapointe: Giovanni Giannoni

From sky-like hues to pistachio and olive, bold punchy colors are stealing the spotlight. Sprouting up for Spring are sorbet colors, which will continue into the next season, alongside the brights like rosy pinks, tangerines, pops of reds and shades of yellow. Designers such as Carolina Herrera and Ulla Johnson are giving us these pops in monochromatic looks… and we are loving the head-to-toe ensembles. 

Leather: in color and yummy neutrals

Photo Source (L to R): (1) Gabriela Hearst: George Chinsee/WWD (2) Ulla Johnson: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com (3) Khaite: Masato Onoda / WWD

We’re getting our seasonal dose of leather for Fall, but it’s not your average leather look. This texture favorite is showing up in bold, vivid colors, as well as fresh, rich neutral tones. For some imagery, everything from long coats to leather dresses will make the ultimate statement. Leather has always been important, but we are loving the facelift it’s getting! We’re not saying “out with the short leather bombers,” but we are saying, “in with the long leather styles.”

Colorful Plaids: a refreshing look for this seasonal print

Photo Source (L to R): (1) Zimmermann: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com (2) Claudia Li: Getty Images (3) Monse: Imaxtree

Anything goes… from bright pinks to yummy neutrals to punk vibes. Rather than the usual tiny plaid print, or the expected buffalo plaid or prints found in suiting, we are beginning to see a breakthrough in this pattern, a nod to generations past, showing up in unexpected fabrics and pieces. From Zimmermann to Monse, designers are striking us with these funky, fun, and especially fresh plaid looks.

Equestrian: streamlined suiting, tall boots, high waist, sleek looks

Photo Source (L to R): (1) Tory Burch: Isidore Montag / Gorunway.com (2) Brandon Maxwell: Giovanni Giannoni / WWD (3) Michael Kors: Giovanni Giannoni / WWD

A welcomed change of pace, the sleek streamlined silhouettes that encompass the equestrian style graced multiple runways this season of Fashion Week. The simple look paired with knee-high boots are quite opposite of the fluid pants+jacket ensembles we’ve been drawn to these last few seasons (don’t worry–we still love and stand behind this trend/look/movement as well!) But we know our clients will respond well to this updated outfit, as do we! 

Ponchos & Capes: oversized, statement-like styles

Photo Source (L to R): (1) Carolina Herrera: Imaxtree (2) Zimmermann: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com (3) Valentino: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

Simplistically chic at it’s finest. The poncho makes a return, and it’s about time with this 70s movement we’ve been getting behind as of late. Paired over a sheath dress or worn with a great pair of denim, this piece is versatile and makes the ultimate statement.

In addition to watching the shows, one of our most anticipated moments during Fashion Week is seeing the Street Style! As we’ve shared before, taking a glimpse at street style provides a unique opportunity to see current fashion trends in play by our peers. From colorful plaids to ponchos and capes to perfectly textured leathers and earth tonal monochromatic dressing. Good. So good. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite looks!

Punchy Bright Colors

Photo Source: Tyler Joe via Elle.com
Photo Source: @TheStyleograph

Leather Looks

Photo Source: Style Du Monde/Popsugar.com.au
Photo Source: Style Du Monde/Popsugar.com.au

Colorful Plaids

Photo Source: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista
Photo Source: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista

Equestrian Theme

Photo Source: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista
Photo Source: Chiara Marina Grioni/Fashionista

Ponchos & Capes

Photo Source: Style Due Monde/Popsugar.com.au
Photo Source: Tyler Joe via Elle.com

A true NYFW roundup is only complete after seeing both runway and street style combined. There is so much wearability in the styles we are seeing, and love the practicality of these statement pieces. Ponchos are a look, but they also add coziness in chilly temps. We all know you don’t have to be a horseback rider to style the sleek knee-high boots and elevated neutral hues. With the ever-classic looks comes the loud plaid and bold colors, and we must say, we’re all for the monochromatic outfitting with these strong tones. The streets of New York have shown us how to play with runway, and we’re ready to rock these looks during Fall and Winter this year! 

Spring consulting, shopping and outfitting is officially underway! We are currently booking now through the end of March and into early April.

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