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With New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 behind us, we are uber excited to report the coolest runway trends to rock this upcoming season. With an undercurrent of collective defiance, some of our favorite trends are being taken to new sartorial heights with new looks to admire alongside them. The end result? Fashion with a ‘tude — and we are so here for it. Here are 10 fashion trends that you’ll love.

Grunge Nouveau

Our favorite ’90s-revival style lives on in the form of punk-inspired, elevated-grunge details — from safety-pin embellishments and to chain chokers. The style’s new developments mix plaids, deconstruct outerwear, and show attitude in even the tiniest of details. The ultimate must-have item? White or black combat boots — with brownie points for contrasting laces.

Hygge Knits

All the cozy knitwear gives us hygge vibes for days, from Brandon Maxwell’s beanies to the most impeccable sweater dresses of all time. Highlights from the catwalk include the oversized scarf worn by on Kaia Gerber on the Michael Kors runway, and the bustier-topped sweater dress and turtleneck pairing by Jonathan Simkhai (see above). We saw plenty of vibrant hues this NYFW, but minimalists can still rejoice in a heaping serving of earthy neutral shades.

Sustainability (With a Side of Fringe)

Designer Gabriela Hearst is a sartorial champion when it comes to sustainability, executing NYFW’s first zero-emissions fashion show last season. Her collection again emphasized sustainability vis-a-vis repurposed materials, the use of deadstock, and a paper backdrop from a recycling plant used as decor for her show. P.S. Fringe is in, too.

Fifty Shades of Orange

Orange emerged this NYFW, from clementine hues to this red-orange variation. Bold pigments make a powerful statement, particularly on broad-shouldered power suits, garments with widening silhouettes, and the statement sleeves that reigned on the runway. Monochrome looks also killed it on the runway — from soft pastels at Marc Jacobs, to the citrus-inspired shade-du-jour seen above at Michael Kors.

Non-Bridal Veils

Why should brides have all the fun? Rodarte presented some of our favorite florals of the coming season, but we were blown away by the potential of the modern veil in transparent mesh reminiscent of other transparent textures headed our way this fall, from gauze to fishnets. Models that walked for Carolina Herrera also showed off the trend with avant-garde flair.

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Formal Cut-Outs and Widening Hemlines

Brandon Maxwell’s collection paired chic cut-outs with accentuated hips — two of the most recognizable silhouettes of the season. Expect to see flowing silos on skirts and dresses, joining the wide-leg pant trend we know and love. Our favorite touch, however, has to be the nonchalant beanies worn by several models in an ode to the hipster-beloved staple.

Fantastic Florals

Designers largely chose between plaids, florals, and geometric prints when creating their Fall/Winter collections. Carolina Herrera’s collection alternated between opposites, with billowing floral designs presented in contrast with solid, contoured pieces. Structured sleeves, bunched fabrics, and semi-sheer textiles all made debuts on the runways.

Deconstructed Outerwear

Trench coats, outerwear, and the seasonal favorite — capes — often featured deconstructed styles. Off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder, and mix-and-matched fabrics all help to convey a laid-back, “undone” look. As you can see above, even formal outerwear got a chill makeover on the catwalk.


Several designers — Marc Jacobs included — added a textural element to the floral theme. While Marc Jacobs’ show was a creative inspiration, featuring head-to-toe monochrome pastels alongside retro-inspired florals, he proves how florals can still be refreshingly unique even within a singular color palette.

Mixed Prints

Just in case you can’t decide between florals and animal print, Prabal Gurung proves you can wear both simultaneously. This season saw mash-ups of different plaids, animal print sleeves, and mix-and-matched prints like the florals and animal prints above. While this trend is definitely not for minimalists, we can all appreciate the power of a bold print (or two).

xx, The FabFitFun Team