One fashion month, 12 catwalks for spring/summer 2020 that I liked

If September is over, the fashion month is almost history. The avantgarde from New York, the arty artists from London, the glam & glitzy catwalks from Milan, the cool & sophisticated outfits seen in Paris – they are all, now, images in our phones. And the references to follow for the next season. What did I like in spring/summer 2020 shows? 

1. New York. 

  • First, the outfits from the creative duo for Proenza Schouler. Inspired by office looks, they created a collection balancing structured tailoring with soft draping.   For not so nice office girls… 
  • Then, the beautiful creations from Zimmermann – the lace, the embroidered fabrics, the ruffles, the delicacy of the outfits – they could be the perfect choice for summer season – not accidentally, as long as the designer said that she was inspired by the dreamy, summery mood from her memory of being a young girl growing up in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. 
  • The third choice? Tom Ford, of course, the master of glamour descended right into the streets of New York City. 

2. London 

  • For me, there is no London without Burberry show. For this time, monochrome, grays and khakis were Riccardo Tisci’s through line for most of the show, with many variations of tailoring from modern businessperson suiting to short, leggy skirt suits.
  • A second English choice is, of course, Victoria Beckham. We saw neat tailoring with a slight ’70s flavour, waist-free silk ankle-length dresses.
  • What else was eye-catching at London Fashion Week? J.W.Anderson – simple yet very sophisticated beiges and blacks, with ribbons and hems – all of them for the modern and nonconformist twist we are looking for. 

3. Milan 

  • As always, Milan Fashion Week was glamorous and full of rumours. And, of course, the most commented show was Versace, where J Lo appeared in a green sexy replica dress of the outfit she wore in 2000 at Grammy Awards. Beside that, Versace collection was, again, so hot – could you imagine a black and white outfit with a very wild Versace vibe? Just look at the pictures. 
  • Neutral colours were, as well, in Tod’s spring/summer 2020 collection. Dedicated to timeless Italian style, it was apparently inspired by the actress Monica Vitti and her style.
  • MaxMara – it was one of my favourite shows, so far. Tone-on-tone full outfits – in grey, beige, white, camel – a wardrobe, as the designer said in backstage, suitable for the Bond girl of our era. 

4. Paris 

  • There were so many looks, so many shows at Paris I loved that it was pretty hard to choose only three. But, as every year, Issey Miyake did his best with the show – the models dancing, jumping and running. This show convincingly showed clothes as a platform of experiential life enhancement.
  • Stella McCartney – our favourite ecologist from fashion industry has presented a very nice collection. Many of the pieces were constructed using the circle, a symbol not just of the earth but also of the feminine. 
  • Valentino show for spring / summer 2020 is my second choice – and, in particular, the series of white dresses with just some little hints of gold. LOVE THEM!

Photography: Facebook pages of the brands 


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