New York Fashion Week Roundup

Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, and the Boardmans Design team have been busy processing some of the biggest trends and putting together exclusive catwalk reports for our customers.

This season we saw designers break from the norm, with many showcasing their collections in more imaginative and creative spaces than the traditional runway. We saw Tom Ford use a deserted subway station as the setting for his runway, while Ralph Lauren hosted a Great Gatsby style show at a one-night-only jazz club.

Sustainability was also a big talking point and we saw NYFW’s first ever carbon neutral fashion show, courtesy of Gabriela Hearst. The designer worked closely with climate change firm EcoAct to determine the offset amounts needed to neutralise the show’s carbon footprint. She also minimised transport, waste and energy usage, including the ban of hairdryers and hair styling tools backstage.

Key Trends

Keep scrolling as we take you through some of the key trends from New York Fashion Week SS20…


Love it or hate it, New York has officially declared that the bucket hat is here to stay. The retro headpiece is still key in many collections, and was spotted on Kate Spade and Ellie Tahari runways. We know that floppy hats for summer are nothing new, but for SS20 we’ve seen both straw and oversized cotton styles featuring on the Self Portrait and Marc Jacobs runway.

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In case you had any doubts about the staying power of the timeless satin scarf, you can rest easy. We’ve seen it styled in different ways on the catwalk including tied around the waist which could be a key style to look out for in SS20.


The classic check is also having a moment right now, with ginghams, geometric tropicals and bold florals all seen on the NYFW runways.

Key Colours

We can expect to see bold shades of lilac, orange, candy pink, and bright blue making an appearance in SS20 along with more earthy tones of khaki and taupe.

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Trend prediction

Boardmans experienced design team are constantly at the forefront of new trends, travelling to some of the most prominent fashion capitals of the world and investing in valuable market intelligence and trend prediction.

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Stay tuned as we jump over the pond and dive straight into London Fashion Week in our next report!

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