A Complete Recap of NYFW Fall 2020
Before all eyes shift to London as fashion month continues in Europe, we look back at some of the best parts of New York Fashion Week Fall 2020. Oversized fits seemed to be on the wane as brands like N. Hoolywood and Coach opted for more fitted silhouettes, Helmut Lang abandoned the runway entirely and revealed its collection on Christopher Street, and Nike introduced us to sportswear for the future. Here’s what you missed at #NYFW2020.
The Japanese designer returned with a more formal and structured collection of looks, a smooth departure from the oversized silhouettes that were presented during Spring 2020. The predominantly monochromatic collection elevated traditional tailoring with a mix of alternative fabrics like velvet and neoprene, resulting in a collection that sits comfortably between post-punk and Reservoir Dogs.
Tom Ford didn’t show in the city this season — he moved his show to Los Angeles — but for technicality’s sake, he’s still included. He showcased his penchant for creating clothes oozing with star quality, with gleaming fabrics and rich textures adding a contemporary spin on classic looks.
Coach continues its love affair with the ’80s with another New Wave inspired collection of colorful looks. This time around, dangly earrings were out in full force and accessories and a few select garments were adorned with Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrations. To really drive the theme home, Queen of New Wave herself Debbie Harry of Blondie closed the show.
An equestrian theme punctuated the collection, with plenty of riding capes and leather saddlebags to keep you covered on your next upstate rodeo. Additionally, matching his-and-hers ensembles touched upon gender-neutral styling.
With its collection of bright and practical sportswear pieces, made with premium performance fabrics, Nike looks ready to take us to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.
The French brand delivered strict tailoring that added a rough edge to both menswear and womenswear with a touch of rock n’ roll. Beyond the runway, it was Parisian cool brought stateside.
Images by: Alessandro Lucioni.
If you ever need a look to go to a Hannibal Lecter-themed rave, Nihl has you covered.
Images by: Sunil Gupta.
Helmut Lang opted out of runway show this season and instead unveiled its Fall 2020 collection with a West Village editorial shot by Sunil Gupta that was inspired by the rich and subversive history of Christopher Street.
Images by: Mat + Kat.
The Japanese designer entered the void with its abstract collection of well-crafted tailored looks that were mitigated with tie-dye motifs and premium denim fits.
Images by: Mitchell Sams.
Eckhaus Latta designs clothes for dystopia, playfully challenging convention and delivering an uncategorizable collection of festive looks for the end of the world.
Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim’s newest collection is a turn back to the roots of grunge playing on the “rebellious child” theme that the label is renowned for. The tailoring was expectedly perfect and this time around the duo updated their sharp fits with plaids, tweeds, and wools.
The brand continues its sustainable and simultaneously psychedelic message for Fall 2020 on a grass runway and a tree of vegetables. The pieces themselves take inspiration from utilitarian-wear re-done in Collina Strada patterns and colors for a light and vibrant take on a uniformity.