The Rundown of the Runway: New York Fashion Week Spring 2020


Summer is drawing to a close and cooler weather is creeping in, which can only mean one thing for the fashion world: Fashion Week. Major cities such as Milan, Paris, and London are the hosts of these bi-annual events that are full of runway shows, parties, and galleries to display all the seasonal fashion trends to come. This past week, New York was buzzing with anticipation, excitement, and of course, style. Designers and brands such as Coach, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Brandon Maxwell made their appearances along with some new-comers who are sure to make an impact in the fashion industry. Let’s take a look at some of the top trends and styles from this week!

Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Zendaya, and the singer, H.E.R, all provided support for their favorite designers by making appearances at the events. Trends like tie dye, animal print, suits, and patchwork dominated the runway.

One of Farragut’s own, Sara Ray, a style icon here at FHS, sat down with us to talk about the ins and outs of fashion and how she describes her style.

Sara states, “…when freshman year came around I looked up to these seniors who wore really beautifully crafted outfits. They were like art.”

Similar to the bright, fun colors at New York Fashion Week, Sara said her style is “…all over the place, it’s full of vibrant colors and funky layers.”

Designers like Sally LaPoint showcased the beauty of simple monochrome that celebrates the classic woman. In contrast, Prabal Gurung paid homage to American Fashion history by using rose prints, tie dye, and feathers to get his message across. Another designer, Johnathan Simkhai, showcased dresses that represent a 60’s garden party. He used flowy tops with shades of pastel.

When Sara saw the looks at New York Fashion Week, she specifically liked the “Sleek looks with lots of extra fabric which depict beauty in different ways.”

Fashion Week showcases the many talents from designers all around the world. Now let’s take a look at some of the trends and styles and review these looks!

Dion Lee is the poster child for the trends of Spring Fashion Week. Showcasing crisp, bright whites with a 2000’s vibe. Her collection features monochromatic neutrals that will shine this Spring!

Current trends like puffy sleeves and light florals are sure to carry over to the coming seasons! Looks from the Brock Collection take this trend and add a modern renaissance twist that is sure to turn heads!

Designers like Oscar de la Renta definitely made a statement against the bright and neutral tones that hit the runway this week with a muted, yet colorful look

Badgley Mischka kept it simple and chic with her designs this season. Featuring elements like bright, shiny whites and colorful flower details this look can be described as early 2000’s inspired, her looks are perfect for an upscale night out. We know this style will be all over the red carpet! 

Libertine wasn’t holding back when she combined some of the hottest trends right now. With elements like bold and bright colors, animal prints, and suits, this look is sure to make a statement!

Never forget to accessorize! Things such as tiny hand bags, which seem slightly unpractical, are seen in the hands of fashion forward models and celebrities everywhere! We can see by the feathers and crocodile texture that these styles are very vintage inspired!

You can follow up on these trends and see more of what’s hitting the runways in London, Milan, and Paris over the next couple weeks! With inspiration from the early 2000’s and light colors and fabrics, Fashion Week has made quite the statement and we can’t wait to see these looks in action this coming spring!