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Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends of 2020 – [COVID-19 & Climate Crisis Edition]

This year, the fall fashion trends were rather exceptional.

I guess there’s no denial that 2020 was (still is) one of the most unusual years we’ve experienced in the last decade.

The freakishness has spilt all over, especially in the world of fashion.

Thankfully, fashion has seen a healthy mix so far, as you’ll see from what follows.

Fall Fashion Trends – Influencing Factors

Because of COVID-19 lockdown, we’re also seeing digital fashion attempting to break through this year.

Digital influencers, artificial intelligence, mixed reality and wearable tech are fashionable once again.

We’ve also seen the rise of eco-friendly and vegan materials, as a way to slow down the climate crisis and push the industry on a sustainable path.

But, above all, we’re seeing the revival of retro styles, as forms of protest to the unknown of this year.

Without further delay, here are the top 5 fall fashion trends that continue to make 2020 so exciting.

5. ‘Vintage Survival’ Trend

Vintage fashion style once again appeared in the top fall fashion trends in 2020. The left vintage outfit is from Blue worker trousers, Granda tradition vest, with traditional espadrilles and Stripes Port bag – The right dress is mandarin collar mermaid by Heart My Closet.

Windbreakers, bell bottoms, high-waisted pants and flare dresses are brought back reinvented into whimsical and modern styles.

Moreover, according to Heart My Closet, vintage pinup dresses, in particular, are leading the retro-revival trend.

The idea behind the ‘Vintage-Survival’ trend is to show the looming end of 2020 does not matter to you.

To you, there’s nothing to celebrate; you’re secure, smooth, relaxed, all inside-out.

4. ‘Maximum Colour’ Trend

Influenced by the environmental movements, bold, colourful outfits had a big hit this year. The left outfit is from Stella McCartney‘s ready to wear fall winter 2020 collection – On the right is Leila dress by Mara Hoffman.

We’ve seen, over the last five years, top fashion designers opting for neutral colours.

However, these safe, calm, and soothing colours no longer match the madness of this year.

Right now, most popular fall fashion trends require bright and bold colours.

The ‘Maximum Colour Output’ trend combines the brightest and loudest colours out there.

Vibrant and neon colours, in particular, are rocking the fashion scene this fall.

In some way, this trend is your way of sticking the finger up, to the gloomy year of 2020.

But, you can also use it as a way to express your joy and happiness to be still alive.

3. ‘Dramatic Prints’ Trend

‘Dramatic Prints’ has a big comeback thanks to Marine Serre‘s empowering designs, using upcycling techniques: Both motifs in the picture belong to the French designer.

In apparent contradiction to the bright and happy colour trend, there’s the ‘Dramatic Prints’ trend.

On tops, bottoms, jackets and even suits, these dramatic prints express the end of the world, in various forms and types.

Inspired by the Japanese streetwear culture, these dramatic prints are used as the statement pieces right now, at the end of 2020.

If hesitant to place alien skull prints on your suit, try small additions to give your outfits that extra trendy push.

Remember, these are just the fall fashion trends of 2020 that, hopefully, won’t stick around for the next year.

Well, not unless some evil aliens land on earth this winter.

But if that’s the case, who’s going to be the trendiest person in town?

2. ‘Primal Instinct’ Trend

Animal-inspired outfits are placed second in the fall fashion trends of 2020 list. The left outfit is from Sarah Regensburger crafted from vegan leather – The right fur free coat is from Pelush.

This trend is the return to our origins.

Arguably, we’re better-adapted chimps, on a spinning rock, in the vast universe.

Therefore, this trend is a call back to faux fur, animal Spots, stripes, and printed scales.

Called ‘Primal Instinct’, this trend is going strong on the streets (and the runways) right now.

Moreover, feel free to choose and mix any other animal kingdom motifs you like.

Go with leopard print shoes, zebra stripes jacket, and a snake print bag.

The best part about this trend and the next one? Men are embracing them too.

1. ‘Chunky Shoes’ Trend

Chunky shoes were the biggest fall fashion trends in 2020. The left chunky boots are from Rombaut – On the right, from bottom to up: Stella McCartney vegan leather chunky boots, Yeezy x Adidas, and Gucci chunky sneakers.

Now, onto the biggest fall trend of 2020, the chunky shoes look.

Heels, platforms, and even sneakers have all been touched by this unique trend.

As a result, so far we’ve seen some ultra-cool creations that have changed the general consensus of how fashion should look.

As of right now, chunky shoes have become the best accent pieces you can wear to stand out.

Moreover, in the grand scheme of ‘fall fashion trends of 2020, chunky shoes are an excellent match with any of the ensembles we’ve put together above.


Now it’s your turn…

Before you go, what’s your take on these 2020 trends?

From all 5 presented above, which one is likely you’ll try?

Is there any trend you feel I have missed?

Would love to see your comments below!

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