When new season trends arrive, often it can be difficult to know exactly which styles are worth investing in. You may be wondering which trends have been translated practically for the real world? Which will gain popularity amongst the fashion set? And which ones will stand the test of time, remaining relevant for seasons to come?
Thankfully, there are a few experts around who have knowledge in this exact area with the ability to predict precisely which trends we're likely to see. Enter, Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net-a-Porter's Global Buying Director. In an effort to understand the season ahead, Who What Wear Editor, Emma Spedding tapped Von der Goltz to find out exactly which products Net-a-Porter has bought into most heavily for Autumn/Winter 2020, and therefore understand which trends they predict will have the biggest impact over the next few months.
From leather to this year's take on bodycon, tailored coats and dresses that bring the drama, Von der Goltz's top choices contain the perfect balance of practical every-day items and glamourous special occasion wares, with boots and gold accessories thrown in for good measure. Keep scrolling to see the six trends Net-a-Porter has bought into heavily for autumn.
"Whether it’s real or faux, or in the form of a coat or dress. We saw leather being used in new and interesting ways across both ready-to-wear and accessories."
Nanushka Ashton Belted Vegan Leather Jumpsuit (£515)
Remain Birger Christensen Lavare Belted Leather Shirt Dress (£390)
Isabel Marant Xiao Leather Shirt (£1955)
Nanushka Artem Color-Block Vegan Leather Midi Skirt (£365)
The Bodycon Dress
"It was interesting to see brands bringing sexy back, but in a more modern and updated style. We loved the dresses at Khaite, Proenza Schouler, Brandon Maxwell and the wrap details at Burberry and JW Anderson."
Khaite Louis Ribbed Cashmere Dress (£930)
The Line by K Avalon One-Shoulder Stretch-Jersey Midi Dress (£145)
Solid & Striped The Kimberly Striped Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£195)
Totême Orville Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£280)
The Tailored Coat
"We saw some beautifully tailored ready-to-wear pieces from The Row and loved Demna Gvasalia’s oversized tailored coats and exaggerated shoulders at Balenciaga."
The Row Maddy Belted Wool-Blend Coat (£2720)
King & Tuckfield Two-Tone Cotton-Drill Trench Coat (£750)
Envelope1976 + Net Sustain Gala Double-Breasted Wool-Gabardine Coat (£640)
The Drama Dress
"Exemplified perfectly by Vanguard designer, Christopher John Rogers who produced an exciting collection of dramatic gowns in an array of statement colourways, which our customers will adore."
Valentino Pleated Cotton-Blend Faille Wrap Mini Dress (£1790)
Jacquemus Pampelonne Cold-Shoulder Ruffled Cotton and Linen-Blend Midi Dress (£500)
Ganni Ruffled Floral-Print Plissé-Georgette Mini Dress (£175)
"There were so many great must-have boots which walked down the Autumn Winter 2020 runway and our buy reflects this – we have hundreds of styles launching for fall. From patent leather, second-skin, over-the-knee, western and ‘wellington’, to the ultimate combat boots."
Isabel Marant Étoile the Dicker Suede Ankle Boots (£380)
Grenson Nanette Leather Platform Ankle Boots (£295)
Chloé Betty Rubber Boots (£355)
"The gold chunky chain is a trend that continues to grow. We loved the oversized earrings at Saint Laurent, as well as the chandelier style at Valentino and Balmain."
Saint Laurent Gold-Tone Earrings (£260)
Laura Lombardi Cable Gold-Plated Bracelet (£110)
Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Tone Earrings (£70)
Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know.
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