Despite having no real schedule or timeline, pre-fall collections are commercially crucial, since they remain on the store floor for a long time and serve as an evolution of the spring season that just past (as well as a teaser of what's to come when the fall collections deliver in February). And the 2020 offerings are sprinkled with a little something for everyone: crystal fringe for the glam cowgirl, a plethora of cheery yellow for the eternal optimist, head-to-toe leopard-print for those who've hit zebra stripe fatigue and halter tops for those in need of an early 2000s fix.
Read on for the top Pre-Fall 2020 trends.
Quilting is a sewing technique that dates back centuries, but we have Elsa Schiaparelli and Chanel to thank for making it a runway-regular. A newer wave of designers — including Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Salvatore Ferragamo for Pre-Fall 2020 — are now perfecting "duvet dressing" for the digital age.
Designers are feeling fringe in all forms for Pre-Fall 2020. Hellessy is festooning a cable knit sweater with the fancy trim and Stella McCartney is adding beaded stringy bits to roomy, peach-patterned dresses. Meanwhile, Michael Kors Collection elevates a coatdress with long leather fringe.
Ganni, Off-White and Versace are just a few labels taking us into the wild for Pre-Fall 2020 with head-to-toe leopard-print looks. The powerful spots are cropping up on everything from biker shorts to flow-y frocks.
In an array of fabrics, colors and shapes, the boiler suit has risen as this season's hero piece. The denim style from Bottega Veneta or the khaki version from Apiece Apart offer a quick and easy solution to your transitional dressing conundrums.
According to Bottega Veneta and Monse, the clavicle is having a moment. Both brands — along with a slew of others — are serving up plenty of shoulder-freeing styles, from a 2000s halter to an '80s inspired off-the-shoulder top.