Fashion Week Pre-Fall 2020 has officially started. Therefore, we present to you the last shows, designers and emerging trends. This update: Khaite, Proenza Schouler and Monse.
Cover photo: © Pexels
New York Fashion Week Pre-Fall 2020
New York Fashion Week is full of great designers and shows. We know it’s hard to stay up-to-date with its great amount of shows, and therefore we’re delighted to keep you posted. Check out the latest and best shows below.
Cate Holstein started her brand Khaite about 3 years ago. While keeping it cool, she didn’t stay unnoticed that long. While starting with a series of jeans and sweaters, Holstein evolved Khaite into a sophisticated brand. Strong shoulders, rounded sleeves and rich fabrics have been signature looks ever since.
When Katie Holmes wore Khaite’s cashmere cardigan and matching bra, the internet broke. It’s striking that a brand like Khaite goes viral without putting logos and labels on its garments. In line with this, Holstein exactly knows what women want. Looking back at last century’s ’60s, the creative director created typically Khaite classics with a twist.
Creating ‘sensual’ rather than ‘sexy’ clothes only confirms her understanding of the modern customer. While not being afraid of feminine fits and shapes, we’re sure her next collection will go viral as well. Just call Miss Holmes.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez continue where their last show left off. The designers focus on uncomplicated, client-friendly clothes. With evening looks made from sharply cut jersey, they show their understanding of a modern woman.
Hence, we saw some ’80s influences. Asymmetric leather belts, printed dresses and slightly oversized shoulders. This pretty sums up the entire collection; from robe-like coats to luxurious maxiskirts. Furthermmore, McCollough and Hernandez stay true to their take on tailoring, re-inventing conventional suits with modern details. Overall, the designers construe modern garments from traditional norms. The result? A very refreshing and enviable collection.
Deconstruction took the lead at Monse’s pre-fall 2020 collection. Monse always inserts some witty details into its collections. Usually they aren’t that out and about, bit this time they were hard to miss. Looking at the chunky sweaters including Monse’s logo and a signature Playboy bunny, its quirkiness becomes clear easily.
Monse’s designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia based their rode-dressing on Huge Hefner’s signature look. The Playboy collab only lasted for a few pieces from the collection, other garments are more ‘serious’. While Monse is known for its oversized blazers, their Pre-Fall exemplars were more feminine and fitted. Some of them were heavily deconstructed and not that wearable. Overall, the collection is a breezy take on their iconic looks – something we like.
Looking for more New York Fashion Week updates? Then you will like: New York Fashion Week Pre-Fall 2020 update #1 – Givenchy, Jil Sander and Preen Line