The First Week of Fashion Month: Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear

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The month of September started the craziness of the spring season’s fashion month. New York Fashion Week debuted the Spring 2020 Ready to Wear shows and with its conclusion, VALLEY has some of the most notable runway shows of the season to share.

Prabal Gurung Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear

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Gurung showcased an upbeat and fresh collection full of denim, floral prints, bright colors and tie dye. He opened the show with a white dress accompanied by flowers, and then throughout the show displayed pants suits to ball gowns, having a variety of both casual and formal looks.

What made Gurung’s show truly notable though was his direct political stance on the runway during his finale. The show concluded with all the models coming out wearing matching pink sashes (that looked straight out of a beauty pageant) reading “Who gets to be American?” Being a Nepalese immigrant himself, Gurung has made his views known in the past and his latest act shows that politics and fashion can mix.

 Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear

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Jacobs brought fun spirit to this year’s NYFW with his show. It exhibited bright colors, fun patterns and shapes, all with a 70s inspired feel to the collection.

The show opened with all the models filing out of a small door into the large space, all walking towards the audience. They then walked past them, weaving through the mix-match chairs. Then the models reappeared going down the runway one by one. 

Jacob’s collection was one full of fantasy. His designs ranged from pant suits with top hats to elaborate floral dresses. The show truly gave insight into the world of Jacob’s imagination and creativity.  

Brock Collection Spring 2020

Photo by Alessandro Lucioni from Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock of Brock Collection brought romantic and casual styles together on the runway for this spring, combining the two’s strengths.

An aura of dainty dresses and gowns were seen, but so was denim matched with silk jackets. Vassar and Brock also played with proportions and silhouettes, giving the ready-to-wear collection a couture-ish feel. For instance, one look displayed a floral top and puffed arm jacket paired with straight leg jeans, which was then followed by a floor length open gown over a dress in the same floral print. 

Molly Goddard Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear

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Goddard’s collection was another where romanticism was seen on the runway, being the designer’s specialty. Lots of layers of tulle and ruffles were seen in this collection, but so were some touches of more casual trends.

The show was one of the first of the beginning of this year’s London Fashion Week. It opened up with tannish yellow ruffled tulle skirt paired with a white top, but as the show proceeded many neons were seen paired with the romantic neutral looks. The combination of neutrals and neons with Goddard’s elegant designs created something  alluring. 

Goddard also played with denim in her collection, but not in a cookie cutter sort of way. For instance, a denim gown with embroidered denim flowers was seen, as well as a low cut fitted denim blouse with a with a high low floral skirt.

Tweet us @VALLEYmag with your favorite looks from Spring 2020 fashion month so far and what you’re looking forward to seeing at the rest of the shows of the season!


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