Photo: Max Mara

The ongoing effort of equal representation of models from all ethnicities, body types, and sexes was once again obvious during the shows in the world's largest fashion capitals. "Every show featured models of color" Morgan C. Schimminger mentions on The Fashion Soot.  "Claudia Li had the most racially diverse show of Fall 2020 with 83 percent models of color, but Area was the big diversity winner this season thanks to 78 percent models of color, two plus-size models and one aged model." she continuous. It's evident that each year more and more designers are approaching the issue of diversity but we have a long way ahead of us.

Following last year's eco-friendly ideology the word "trend" is no longer the right way to describe the seasonal collections. Designers and customers alike lean towards styles that can be worn 12 months a year, which furthermore proves our need to be more mindful of our consumption and avoid "one season" items. “We are certainly seeing designers choosing to showcase a selection of really wearable pieces, more so than other recent seasons,” states Elizabeth von der Goltz from Net-a-Porter.

The Autumn-Winter 2020/2021 runways were filled with timeless, easy to wear fashion combinations that will definitely stay in our wardrobes for years to come. This season's catwalks have been flooded with a mixture of trends from full leather, dominatrix vibes, and glamourous velvet dresses to hippie-chic, bohemian flashbacks, and over-exaggerated fringe. Below is a list of the 6, most wearable trends of the season.
 

Strong shoulders

80's inspired shoulders are making a comeback. Every A/W 2020-1 collection featured a variety of different shoulder patterns including round, triangle, and square shapes. Balmain and Saint Lauren were at the top of the game once again this year. Exaggerated, intricate blazer styles with a "look at me" vibe surely are here to rule the season. (Photo: Rick Owens)

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The celebration of Fetishism

Fashion turns to fetishism with latex corsets, head to toe leather looks, and clear references to the Matrix. This trend, probably one of the easiest to wear suggestions of the season, takes the meaning of modern femininity to a whole new level. Silhouettes that state loud and clear that its wearer is creative, rebellious, and empowered were presented by Balenciaga, Erdem, and Richard Quinn. (Photo: Saint Laurent )

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Maxi coats

Falling just above the ankle, maxi coats are a key trend of 2020. The neutral color palettes, structured tailoring, and overall classy vibe turn this trend into the perfect outwear piece for the everyday woman. Valentino and Maison Margiela presented some very creative ways to style the oversized maxi coat for every occasion. ( Photo: Max Mara )

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Velvet Glamour

Once again velvet was proven to be on the most flattering and classic fabrics for a woman's silhouette. The little black dress gets a makeover and glamourous, bodycon dresses are back on trend after a brief absence from the past runway collections. ( Photo: Haider Ackermann )

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Grid prints

Plaid has been featured in every Autumn Winter runway for many past seasons but in 2020, it received an upgrade. Instead of the usual tartan, we say grid prints in a variety of different colors and sizes. Fashion houses like Givenchy and Chloe preferred small check prints while other designers like Lanvin and Stella McCartney turned to various interesting color combinations from burgundy to baby blue. ( Photo:Lanvin )

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Chunky boots

Track sole boots are here to stay for yet another season. Prada led the way last year with everyone's favorite combat boot and we are here for it.  ( Photo: Prada )

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