Women's New York Fashion Week SS20 Recap | Runway Trends

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

From bright colors and florals to a flashback to the 60's and the 80's, the Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week collections delivered an eclectic array of trends. Take a look below at the top trends from the runways of New York City, presented by Fashion Snoops.


A number of NYFW collections kick off the season with Great American Sportswear. Wardrobe staples like blazers, shirting, denim, and trench coats are all part of the mix. Classic stripes and utility canvas fabrics are also incorporated, while new elongated layering techniques emerge.


Bright and vibrant colors speak to the optimism that was felt at NYFW. Orange shades are a highlight from carrot to cantaloupe.


Cheery florals contribute to the overall good-vibe feel at NYFW. Bold color applications and large scale applications elevated the favored motif especially on Spring dresses.


The 80's powers forward as the most influential decade at NYFW. Spring 2020 collections go BIG on shape, with strong tailored shoulders and exaggerated puff sleeves. Other highlights include the return of polka dots, minis, and ruffles.


Midsommar is packed full of whimsical, summer fun. Set to a cheery color palette, materials like eyelet stand out in flowing maxi dresses. Floral prints, stripes and lace trim are just as relevant as casual spring sweater dresses.


More is more for Spring 2020 and maxi silhouettes are everywhere, from flowing dresses to skirts. Diaphanous materials and bright colors or prints are commonly featured on maxis.


As the utility trend evolves, jumpsuits remain a must-have, commonly featured with pocket and belted waist details. Materials from denim and canvas to silky blends add to the versatile appeal.


Polka dots return for another season as a highly commercial pattern. Select motifs tap into the 80's, while large and small polka dot mixing is new.


No matter how casual a look may be, a crisp blazer with strong shoulders is sure to add sophisticated edge. Oversized, angular shoulders also tap into the recurring 80's trend.


Voluminous puff sleeves are the leading silhouette so far this season. Featured on tops and dresses, these sleeves evolve from bohemian roots and make a lasting impression.


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