FW 20/21 Fashion shows
The emerging trends from the FW 2020 collections tell a story of a society divided between sacred and profane, established boundaries and desire for adventure, a look for the future and a strong attachment to the past.
1. The fascinating unknown
Fashion brands bring on the catwalk the fears of the today’s society, which is wondering how to face the future and new threats. Maximum protection in clothing seems to guarantee a safe haven, creating a sensory barrier against the world.
CMF directions: advanced materials, high-fashion contaminations, comfortable textiles
Marine Serre YEEZY Moncler 4 Rocha
2. The antique lace
The past becomes a source of inspiration for new contemporary aesthetics. In this trend we are immersed in a world of old and romantic laces: white, pure and extremely nostalgic.
CMF directions: fine working on lace, delicate and light fabrics, white and faded colors
Dolce & Gabbana Jil Sander Ermanno Scervino Paco Rabanne Marine Serre Simone Rocha
3. The sacred mysticism
Fashion brands celebrate the sacred and the profane, with specific references to Christian iconography and to mysticism. Spiritual themes are reworked and made tangible on the catwalk.
CMF directions: antique materials’ revival, in-depth iconographic research, emphasis on decorative elements
Paco Rabanne Dolce & Gabbana Vivienne Westwood Simone Rocha Richard Quinn Gucci
4. The desert expedition
The FW 2020 collections rethink the theme of travel and show us a fashion ready for an expedition in the desert (maybe that of Mars?) halfway between Bedouins and galactic soldiers.
CMF directions: technical fabrics, sportswear contaminations, sand and earth colors
Kenzo Chloè Luisa Spagnoli
5. The border tracks
The theme of the border, sometimes inconsistent, sometimes clear and unchallengeable, is interpreted by fashion houses as a clean cut that divides two worlds.
But despite it, the pieces stay united…
CMF directions: material mishmash, opposite tactile sensations, strong color contrast
Off-White Burberry Marine Serre Marni Off-White Antonio Marras
Which materials are the main protagonists of the fall winter 2020/21 fashion shows and how are they processed?
Leather has proven to be a material full of expressiveness and character: fashion brands have decided to reinterpret it with new treatments, printing techniques and original color combinations.
perforation with lace effect super soft finish relief python texture print of shiny leather multimaterial combination pleated effect
2. Knitted wool
Among the most traditional fashion techniques we cannot mention the knitted wool.
The typically artisan feeling, together with the use of warm and natural colors makes it one of the materials heroes for fall/winter 2020.
all over application relief decorative elements weaving effect use of untreated wool super fine knitting mixed stitching
Feathers have long been a source of inspiration, for both their mystery and their beauty.
In Fall 2020 plumage will make its entrance as surprising and ironic decorative element, echoing the rampant years of the 1900s.
birds’ plumage inspiration
irregular application positioning on focal points dimensional disproportions tone on tone combination enveloping feeling
Fur is being used by designers in a number of surprising ways. This season brands debut furry coats in vibrant colors to liven up the colder season. Material combinations are also new: we find fur mixed with leather and heavy cottons to create unexpected tactile contrasts.
patchy design mix of materials and patterns lightness perception tactility contrast bold volume vibrant and trendy colors
Although a timeless classic for special occasions, lace is one of the biggest trends this season.
The runways were full of romantic threadwork whether sheer and tiered, thigh-skimming in frilled layers, or sleek and nostalgic.
embroidery 3d effect evident embellishment overlapping layers heritage motifs thin colored transparencies strong color blocking