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AW20 Trend Spot

It has undoubtedly been a rather strange year for us all, with the surge of countless "lockdown looks" on social media we find ourselves wearing good clothes and accessories to lift our spirits. Here at RED we have been looking to Autumn / Winter 2020 and what it may hold for us. The expression "all dressed up with nowhere to go" is definitely the synopsis for the season but who ever said you need to leave the house in order to stun in a new outfit?

Scroll down to take a look at our 6 favourite Autumn Winter trends that we're all falling for...

But did it ever go away? Full black looks featured at Valentino, Carolina Herrera and Alexander McQueen to create one impactful look. Mixed with black leather and cutaways Victoria Beckham proved that the slashed look once regarded as tasteless or kitsch could be supremely chic.

To top this off Rejina Pyo and Christopher Kane took the classic palette to another level by incorporating shiny materials like vinyl and satin.

Last season we saw an abundance of "look at me" brand signifiers on our accessories, this season they have been shrunk to a mere small smattering. To take its place is a detail somewhat more fun and playful, the bag charm. These joyfully practical accessories featured from Jacquemus and Coach to Max Mara, Givenchy even showcased AirPod holders turning them into necklaces.

Fendi was of course leading the way with technology based accessories such as smart watch holders, along with cigarette lighters and shot glasses that can hang off chain link belts!

We can always rely on checks to feature in an Autumn / Winter trend but this year there is something unfamiliar about them. We are seeing bright and unusual colour mixes within the structured grid patterns. Traditional prints such as tartan, houndstooth and Prince of Wales all feature in classic looks from Victoria Beckham, Celine and Brandon Maxwell which have been mixed with leather accessories.

Burberry and Prabul Gurung push our familiar check even further by using multiple patterns on their relaxed silhouettes.

This is not a false alarm, red was undoubtedly the biggest colour take-away from the four major Autumn / Winter fashion weeks staged earlier this year. From head to toe red dominated with Valentino and Bottega Veneta leading the way, there is absolutely no holding back. Just make sure the accessories you choose are neutral ones to avoid overkill.

Statement chains are not the most groundbreaking detailing concept we have ever heard so what makes these different? This season the utilitarian chain has been given an upgrade like no other, they have been catapulted from support role straight into lead. From supersized chains on Longchamp and No.21. Bags at Chanel, all the way down to the finishing touch on Michael Kors shoes.

No matter how you showcase this statement detail this trend is definitely proving to be quite the addition this autumn.

Whilst we are not telling you to rewatch Keanu Reeves for this seasons inspiration we are hinting that the statement black coat is back. Fendi’s pièce de résistance was a structured black neoprene coat complete with a belt adorned with shot glasses (sold separately FYI), modelled by Bella Hadid.

Whilst neoprene is not favoured by all oversized trenches and belted blazer styles were popular with Marni, Balenciaga and David Koma.

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