2020: Year of distance, Year of fashion


Rowan Oxley, Reporter

Masks are now fashion and function, but what about other fashion? Well, there are some huge Fall fashion trends this year, and they are extremely creative!

Ponchos have returned! After being away since the early 2000s, they’re being brought back in runways from Michael Kors to Anna Sui, and there’s options for everyone, including wool and velvet versions.

Fitted suits and knee-high riding boots are next on the menu, using cues from traditional horse riding gear. Once again, Michael Kors is on the menu along with Tory Burch and Brandon Maxwell.

Skirt suits are also back this year! Top designers have revived skirt suits with mini skirts paired with cropped jackets and pencil skirts for belted blazers.

Modern leather is in, ladies and gentlemen! Leather jackets are out; this season, leather was used from head to toe. Long leather coats pair with jeans and boots for a business casual look, or a leather miniskirt with a tee knotted in front for plain old casual.

Pantone said this year’s color was “Classic Blue,” so it’s not too surprising that cerulean took center stage this season. It looks especially springlike when the clothes were pure cerulean all the way.

Floral overcoats, reminiscent of “Little Women,” were seen often during New York’s fashion week. There was definitely no shortage of Victorian-era style this season.

The sarong tie has made a comeback; being incorporated into skirts and dresses. It adds a casual touch of silk, satin, and Lurex. Brandon Maxwell, fashion designer,  paired it with an easy tank, but you can pair it with a turtleneck under a slip dress with a tie for a more formal setting.

Traditional is out! Modern wedding dresses were shown, involving A-line cutouts and an off the shoulder sheer lace gown, beautifully paired with a knee-length, sheer veil.

Slouchy boots have been coming to popularity lately, with plenty of colors and prints. You can pair it with anything from a midi skirt to skinny jeans, dress them up for a casual but elegant look, or with skinny jeans and a tee for just plain casual.

Netted veils were surprisingly common this year, to which Glamour magazine is saying “The non-bridal veil will be 2020’s answer to 2019’s headband craze.”

These were the top ten fall fashion trends of 2020. Beautifully done and intellectually paired on the runway.