Following fashion month, we predicted which fall 2020 trends would go on to garner real-life acclaim come fall. Genderless bows — worn in a tomboy style around the collars of models at Celine, and more feminine-like hair embellishments at Chanel — extra large belts, BDE (Big Dress Energy), and leather were some of the most standout moments from the season.
But a lot has changed in six months, and what was desirable pre-COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily work now. And now that fall is almost here, it’s not necessarily the fringed leather pants that we want to reach for. Luckily, in addition to showy accoutrements like embellished collars, billowing fringe, and Western-style corsets, the fall ‘20 fashion season also had its fair shade of quarantine-ready trends.
It’s as if designers — from Paco Rabanne’s Julien Dossena to Rick Owens and Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga — knew something was coming. How else would they have predicted our need for layers and layers of cozy wears for what will undoubtedly be a season spent indoors, away from friends and wrapped in only the most comfortable of clothing? Or, for that matter, garments that resemble the confines of our own homes (read: carpet dresses and quilted jackets). Or, ensembles designed for the end of the world? Did they have a really good astrologist? A crystal ball? Either way, we’re grateful for their foresight.