Hairstylists preparing models before the fashion show. Look s from NYFW spring summer 2020
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Our Favorite Looks from the NYFW Spring ’20 Collections (And How to Recreate Them)

Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, inundating us with endless outfit ideas and trend reports. In September’s spring/summer 2020 collections, we saw everything from classic Americana themes to celebratory styles full of color and sparkle. Here, we rounded up our favorite shows and picked out a few pieces in stores now to help you achieve the look.

Marc Jacobs

In his own words, Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2020 collection offered an ode to “life, joy, equality, individuality, optimism, happiness, indulgence, dreams, and a future unwritten.” What that means style-wise: bright colors, voluminous silhouettes, and eclectic details. From Western styles and early 2000s references to embellishments and sequins, we’re ready to adopt the playful spirit with the bright and shiny picks below.

 

Michael Kors

In a time of political divisiveness in America, Michael Kors used the runway to reflect on patriotism. His collection took on an updated version of ‘40s American sportswear, inspired by the last moment the country seemed united to him, reported Vogue. Standout moments included a sweater printed with a crossed-out “HATE” slogan and eveningwear covered in tiny silver stars, while the majority of the looks featured lots of navy blue and red in classic patterns.

 

Tom Ford

Taking place in a disused subway platform, Tom Ford’s show combined his usual glam aesthetic with a grittier undertone. We saw satin blazers atop baggy track pants and sexy cutout tops paired with elastic-waistband short-shorts. For your own take on the trend, we’d recommend mixing and matching silky luxe textures with looser-fitting sportswear pieces.

 

Carolina Herrera

It was all about sensory delight at Carolina Herrera, with an abundance of oversized patterns (giant polka dots, blooming wildflowers) and sweeping silhouettes (helped out by piles of tulle). We know, we know—florals for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking (as the saying goes), but the pure whimsy of this collection certainly set it apart. If these looks are any indication of a larger trend forecast, we’d advise you to stock up on lots of supersized prints and poofy pieces in the coming months.

 

Jonathan Simkhai

When it comes to soft and silky, Jonathan Simkhai is our go-to guy. The designer’s spring/summer 2020 collection showed off vintage-inspired slips and suiting in shades of pastels, with details like lace insets and covered buttons adding to the delicate aesthetic. In your own wardrobe, take Simkhai’s cue and pair laces and crochet with tailored pieces for contrast.

 

Zimmermann

Picture hippie-dippie styles of the ‘60s and ‘70s combined with Aussie beach vibes, and you’ve got this season’s collection by Sydney-born brand Zimmermann. Designer Nicky Zimmermann wrote that she was inspired by the 1966 surf documentary The Endless Summer, and she channeled the film’s sense of adventure when creating these looks. We especially adore the printed flowing kimonos and shark tooth jewelry.

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First Look: Spring 2020, WAVELENGTH. “I went to a primary school in the suburbs of Sydney called Taren Point Public School. It was a small local school and was probably not unlike most others around suburban Sydney in the 70’s. I have this fond memory of the last days of a school year before the holidays – it was the beginning of the summer in Sydney and that time of the year when we didn’t do much school work, which suited me fine! To keep the class occupied, our teacher let us watch a surf documentary The Endless Summer in our small school hall. I thought it was so great – exotic golden beaches and surf spots, the sense of adventure, the fun and the freedom to travel the world doing something you loved. I wasn’t a surfer but grew up around the beach like most local kids and I loved that lifestyle. I wanted my school holidays that year to feel like the film. The collection has been inspired by the excitement of summers as much as the film itself. “ x Nicky Zimmermann #WAVELENGTH #ZimSpring20 #nyfwzimmermann #NYFW #zimmermann

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