Designers revealed dress codes inspired by the super-rich, old Hollywood glam, and simultaneously to militant groups which included combat boots (hello Doc Marten) lovers and khaki.
So, with all that said, there’s no neat and easy new look as we head into the new year (although the super brands did agree that their obsession with courting Gens Y and Z with sportswear and trainers is now over). I repeat....So put down your Balenciaga dad sneakers forthwith.
Think Wednesday Addams (as some designers literally did, looking at the Prada woman’s hair), and the raised boulder shoulder of Uncle Fester at Louis Vuitton.
The Look: black, of course, but with bold-colored accents. The inspo comes from the graphic impact of vintage movie posters with a palette of neon yellows and greens, and bright blue, red and purple. Key pieces include a black kick-hem midi dress, tops with swirling graphics or stripes and lug-sole boots.
Nothing says high glamour than the debutantes from the 1920's and 1930's. In their fancy frocks and sequined slips, with a curve-caressing bias cut or kick-flip hem.
The Look: shine bright in silk, satin and sequinned dresses and skirts that fall to the ankle. Dip your toe into the trend with costume jewelery in the form of statement earrings with a matching necklace.
It’s been the year of the ‘cyber influencer’. Now have you heard of the term " Cyber Goth".
The what? The 1990s, early 2000s goth-come-raver into neon and techno. Nightlife was on the brain at the shows, with Saint Laurent killing the lights, making way for glow-in-the- dark technicolour.
The Look: GET NOTICED with big color, big volume, big attitude. Trimmings are tactile, framing the neck and shoulders. Accessories and shoes add a neon touch to a still-tough look.
Comfort is key and not all of us are ready to jump on the flashy neon train to Transylvania. So let's switch gears to the muted tonal palette of white, greys, and beiges.
This is off-duty chic for the on-the-go woman. She wants minimal fuss, to get ready quickly with simple separates in oh so soft fabrics.
The Look: You’ll want to wear soft wool or cashmere knits and track pants, with a swaddling coat in faux fur or shearling.
You know what fashion inspiration I'm referring to. The stylish high society ladies of Town & Country Magazine. Heritage checks, houndstooth patterns, and tartan plaids abound on blazers, pants, and pencil skirts.
The Look: you’ll want to wear your knife-pleat culottes, shrunken argyle knit or bow tie neck blouse with a side serving of sass to undercut the high-net-worth loaded vibe.
Tom Ford's giant fur bucket hats definitely sparked the fuzzy, flurry, furry accessories and the cuddly accessory accompaniment to almost any outfit.
Just about anywhere you will see the shearling accent. With that said there's a lot of Hot Line Bling in sight to this 2020.
Think 80s and 90s throw back fun! Think Studio 54 at its most glamorous time! Diamanté waterfall earrings, embellished everything. From belts through to bum bags and even your coat fastenings, make them glam, make them sparkle like an IRL Kira Kira filter. Go big babes!