Like a crystal ball into a future filled with big coats, glistening gowns, and red statement dresses.
Much of the fall 2020 season was marked by an apocalyptic vibe that found its way onto the runways. From Balenciaga’s flooded floors to Thom Browne’s Noah’s ark pairs, not to mention the cancellation of some shows in Milan, the outlook was dour. Even though designers had no way of knowing what was coming, it felt like the trends shared that mood—to wit, very dramatic all black was a recurring theme. But that really was the admittedly chic exception to an overall optimistic season. Actual brides (what could be more joyful?) and full-on kira kira glitter walked alongside fringe pieces, fabulous red dresses, and giant statement-making coats. Perhaps in a nod to sustainability, there was also a leaning into the classics, from Upper East Side ’80s ladies to prep-school tropes and Scottish plaids. Lingerie looks, all shades of nude, and some seriously interesting sleeve work were also at play. See what else the fall 2020 runways had in store and shop the looks now.