At New York Fashion Week Spring 2020, the players and venues certainly felt fresh and exciting. At the top of our minds are Savage x Fenty’s 40-minute musical-extravaganza-cum-fashion-show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the grand finale of Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger’s two-season collab staged at Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater and Pyer Moss’ third and final installment of its “American, Also” series highlighting members of the black community’s major (and often unsung) contributions to American culture — reportedly a $400,000 production. But when it came to the season’s overarching fashion trends, we had a serious case of déjà vu.
Still, familiar does not equal understated. From floor-dusting fringe to outsize 80s bubble hems and sleeves to daytime corsetry to in-your-face head-to-toe neon, this season’s trends were anything but a snoozefest. (Fear not minimalists, there were some more “wearable” styling tendencies that emerged, like dresses draped over pants and all-white suiting.)
Click through the slideshow above for 11 trends to take away from the first stretch of fashion month and be sure to check back at the close of the season to see which, if any, had transcontinental legs.