With January behind us and our feet on the ground of 2020, there’s an opportunity to take stock of the season’s latest trends. What’s going to be going big, what’s going to be a worthy investment, and what to wear now are the big questions. Fortunately, many of the answers can be found on the fall/winter runways. Ahead is your complete 2020 trend guide. It features eight of the season’s most notable and wearable styles. Every piece included is Canadian-made, because at the end of the day, nobody understands us better than our own local producers.
Technically, outerwear that actually keeps you warm trends every year in Canada, but this year we saw the super-practical toppers trend at shows like A-Cold-Wall, Armani, and Fendi. The key here is to stick to expert tailoring and science-backed technology. Enter, Canada Goose’s sleekest parka yet.
At Gucci, Ferragamo, and DSquared2, we saw everything is better in leather. And while anything from trenches to pants goes, a leather bomber is always a classic. Prefer something vegan? Noize’s style comes with a removable hood and is made to withstand cooler Canadian temps.
Real Men Wear Pink
Think pink? Designers at MSGM, BOSS and Kenzo certainly did. If you’re feeling bold, try it from head to toe, and if not, pops of the colour work just as well. Luckily, Club Monaco’s tailored chinos look good either way.
This season, things took a turn on the wild side at Celine, Versace, and Marni. While leopard print toppers come highly recommended, accessories present the perfect way to dip a toe in. Call It Spring’s loafers bring the A/W’s top print and style together for a look we’ll just call “spot on.”
What if you didn’t have to get dressed in the morning? Well, maybe you don’t. Thanks to the sleepwear as daywear trend that swept the Balenciaga and Ann Demeulemeester collections, wearing a robe with a PJ-inspired look is totally acceptable. Try Reigning Champ’s Canadian-made heather-grey topper, and layer it over clothes in the same colour scheme.
If there was one bag trend that ruled the runways, it was the crossbody style. The look popped up at Off-White, McQueen, and D&G for good reason. It’s cool and functional in equal parts. Want Les Essentiels’ nylon messenger makes for a sleek staple you can wear daily.
Wearing one colour from head to toe is striking, pulled together, and cool, which is why it was no surprise to see it at Ami and Fendi. Bright colours can work here, but this season, there’s something appealing about neutrals. Canadian designer Andrew Coimbra’s genderless separates add up to one statement look.
Preppy sweaters were alive and well at Balmain and Lacoste. To get the look just right, go a size or two bigger for a bit of modern edge, and then layer it over a tailored dress shirt and a tie for a touch of classic schoolboy style. You can’t go wrong with one of Frank And Oak’s super soft sweaters, either.
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