Straight From The Runway To Your Wardrobe — These NYFW Trends Are Ready To Shop

Eliza Huber

Now that we’ve had some time to bask in the collections shown during NYFW, we can get a head start on our favourite trends from the week. It was clear that oversized belts, knee-high go-go boots, and unique takes on Western dressing were going to leave us with the strongest withdrawals (thanks, Michael Kors!). We fell hard for head-to-toe colours, like sky blue sets, chartreuse suits, and most unexpectedly, full-on chocolate-brown outfits from Bevza, PriscaVERA, and Tom Ford.

The most significant trend of the entire week, though, was entirely invisible. Brands stressed the importance of sustainability, both with big commitments and small gestures, which included slowing down the trend cycle. That meant many of last season's biggest trends continued to be popular, as designers incorporated them into their autumn '20 collections in ways that felt fresh and original. For example, the leather looks first introduced at last season’s Tibi show were given a second life for colder weather at Coach, Rag & Bone, and Gabriela Hearst. Corsets and other wearable lingerie also made a second appearance during the autumn ‘20 season at Eckhaus Latta, Brock Collection, and Sandy Liang.

In other words, rather than feeling pressured to retire what you bought last September, we’re proud to report that your past purchases won’t be going stale anytime soon.

Because of this welcome change to the fashion landscape, many of the most talked-about trends of the week are already available to shop both new and secondhand, making it more convenient than ever before to take NYFW off your mood board and into your wardrobe. Click through our guide of the autumn ‘20 runway pieces that are available to shop right now.

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The Big Belt

Starting with Loewe’s 2018 collection, the big belt made an equally big return, kicking off a slew of versions from Dior to Rachel Comey to Zara. This season, big belts hit peak popularity, with Ulla Johnson and Longchamp both going the extra mile.

Ulla Johnson Photo: Peter White/WireImage.


Loewe Black Obi Belt, $, available at Net-A-Porter


Zara Wide Belt, $, available at Zara


Rachel Comey Slick Belt, $, available at Shopbop
Hot-Cocoa Brown

When the weather drops, nothing soothes a bummer mood quite like a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Designers this season seem to be prescribing a similar remedy. Throughout the autumn ‘20 NYFW season, we watched brand after brand send their own unique take on the chocolate-brown trend, with PriscaVERA, Tom Ford, and Bevza offering up their own servings. 

PriscaVERA
Photo Courtesy of PriscaVERA.


Acne Studios Cropped V-Neck Sweater, $, available at Acne Studios


ASOS CURVE Curve Egerton Rigid Cropped Kick Flare Jeans, $, available at ASOS


Pixie Market Rust Brown Shirred Dress, $, available at Pixie Market
The Leather Look

Despite the heat last September, everyone seemed to be wearing leather Bermuda shorts, Western-style leather button-downs, and even the occasional leather trouser. This season, the leather-look trend feels more mature and put-together, with leather mini skirts paired with trench coats in mismatching hues of burgundy and black at Khaite and smart selection of nude and maroon skirt sets at ADEAM.

Khaite Photography by Dan & Corina Lecca.


Materiel Tbilisi Faux Leather Mock Neck Top, $, available at The Frankie Shop


Farrow Blair Vegan Leather Jacket, $, available at Need Supply


Topshop PETITE PU Ecru Tie Shacket, $, available at Topshop


River Island Plus Plus Faux Leather Pleated Mini Skirt In Black, $, available at ASOS


Eloquii Faux Leather Trumpet Skirt, $, available at Eloquii
Fringe Alert

Along with cowboy boots and bandana print, fringe is just another in a long list of Western trends that have arrived on the scene over the last few seasons. For autumn ‘20, Michael Kors, Rodarte, Marina Moscone, and more were quick to attach their wagon to the caravan, through scarf dresses and skirts at Michael Kors Collection and gothic capes at Rodarte. 

Michael Kors Collection
Photo Courtesy of Michael Kors Collection.


Ganni Fringed Denim Shirt, $, available at My Theresa


Mango Wool Fringed Skirt, $, available at Mango


Urban Outfitters Mira Fringe Faux Leather Jacket, $, available at Urban Outfitters


ASOS Marketplace Vintage Leather Fringe Biker Jacket, $, available at asos marketplace
Go-Go Boots

Accompanied with other ‘60s trends, the high boot with a chunky heel was present in a number of different forms this season, from Western-skewed styles at Tory Burch to classically mod ones by Dion Lee that could have easily felt at home on Twiggy's legs.

Tory Burch Photo Courtesy of Tory Burch.


Gucci Patent Leather Gucci Boots, $, available at Vestiaire Collective


& Other Stories Square Toe Knee High Leather Boots, $, available at & Other Stories


Jacquemus Pantalon Boots, $, available at Farfetch
Fair Isle Shines

Last winter, Fair Isle knitwear were on dozens of runways all over the globe, from Celine in Paris to R13 in New York. This season, designers are taking the Scottish jumper a step further, with XXL turtleneck versions at Monse and cropped hoodie styles via Rag & Bone.

Monse Photo Courtesy of Firstview.


Ganni Hand Knit Wool Sweater, $, available at Shopbop


Eloquii Fair Isle Crewneck Crop Sweater, $, available at Nordstrom


Native Youth Plus Jumper In Fairisle Knit, $, available at ASOS


Miu Miu Cropped Fair Isle Wool Sweater, $, available at My Theresa

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