Few designer brands are as wildly influential as Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Gucci at this moment in time. When they put something fresh and new on the runway, dozens of brands follow suit, and then we have ourselves a trend. A/W 2020 was no exception to that. But when designers sent their collections down the runway back in February and early March, little did we know that our lives were about to change significantly.
While we may not have the same wardrobe needs that we usually do in the fall this year, we still want to know what the trends are so that we can selectively choose which ones we’re going to add to our wardrobes. And there’s no better place to suss them out than the runways of these It brands.
We closely examined the fall collections of Bottega Veneta, Prada, and Gucci, singling out the nine current trends that have undoubtedly hit the mainstream. Keep scrolling for lots of eye candy and shopping.
Traditionally bohemian fringe got a dramatic, high-fashion makeover at the hands of Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee for A/W 20.
Rubber wellies are autumn’s most surprising shoe trend, as it’s a style that was once reserved for just rainy days. But this autumn, you’ll look perfectly normal (and cool) in a pair on even the sunniest of days.
This is one of team Who What Wear’s favourite autumn trends. We’ve been seeking out chunky chain embellishments on everything from sweaters to shoes.
One of the biggest colour trends to emerge this autumn is brown. It’s a hue that comes back around every few seasons, and we’re always surprised by how into it we are. Adding a dose of brown is a surefire way to make any autumn outfit look more expensive.
Another Who What Wear editor favourite, sweater vests are a trend we’re welcoming into our autumn wardrobes with open arms. It’s the perfect thing to put on when it’s not quite cold enough for a full-on sweater yet.
One of the biggest predicaments we have when trying to stay warm is how to avoid bulky outerwear. Luckily, Prada offered up a solution by making belted coats a thing.
Little bows added a sweet touch to many of Gucci’s fall looks, and it’s one of the easiest trends to adopt there is this season. You can always just order a spool of black ribbon on Amazon and get crafty.
Fancy gloves (i.e. sheer tulle gloves, opera gloves, and lace gloves, to name a few) are one of those signature maximalist Gucci trends we all know and love. They may not be practical, but they’re memorable.
We’re not used to seeing denim trends on the Gucci runways so when we do, we definitely notice. If it seems like distressed denim has really made a comeback this year (and it has), you can thank Gucci in part.
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know.
This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.