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Spring 2020 Women's Global Runway Recap | Presented by Fashion Snoops

Article-Spring 2020 Women's Global Runway Recap | Presented by Fashion Snoops

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Take a look at the Spring 2020 Women's Global Runway trends presented by Fashion Snoops.

Spring 2020 collections embraced joy through optimistic bright colors that were met with voluminous silhouettes like the maxi dress. This season many brands moved away from athleisure references, opting instead for casual summer staples. Bermuda shorts were everywhere as a seasonal essential. Good vibes were in the air with a Midsommar theme, featuring eyelet, lace and whimsical florals. Ultralight transparent fabrics and natural materials like raffia were highlighted. Prints took on familiar, yet highly commercial motfis, from polka dots and tropicals to the new animal print du jour- zebra. Cutouts spoke to new erogenous zones and slouchy hobos became the must-have bag of the season. Take a look below at the Spring 2020 Women's Global Runway trends presented by Fashion Snoops. 

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New Urban is a fresh take on minimal utility, which has been strong for the past few seasons and lands at one of the most prevalent themes of Spring 2020. Details such as utility pockets and metal hardware elevate items, which have a decidedly causual look even though tailoring is also factored in. New soft brights bring excitment to an otherwise neutral palette. Key items include jumpsuits, cargo pants and structured blazers. 

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Midsommar is packed full of whimsical, summer fun. Set to a cheery color palette, materials like eyelet stand out on flowing maxi dresses. Floral prints, stripes and lace trim are just as relevant as casual spring sweater dresses. All - white looks make an entrance. 

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The 80s powers forward. Spring 2020 collections go BIG on shape, with strong tailored shoulders and exaggerated puff sleeves. Other highlights include bright colors, the return of polka dots, minis, ruffles and bubble hems. 

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The notion of joy was featured across all fashion weeks with fun, bold and inherently optimistic colors, which also extended to neons. Bright primary hues include Sunny Yellow, Carrot Orange, Scarlet Red and Lively Green. 

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One of the most powerful fashion colors to emerge for Spring 2020 is green. Both lively bright hues and dramatic jade are featured. 

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Shorts make a huge impact in Spring 2020 collections. High waist bermudas are key, while short suits bring a casual sense to tailoring. 

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Couture-like volume was a big takeaway for Spring 2020. One of the most commercial ways to apply it is through sweeping maxi dresses. Bold color and print applications stand out. 

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Animal prints remain strong throughtout Spring 2020 collections, with zebra as the most forward direction. 

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With a nod to the 80s, polka dots are a favorite in Spring collections. Mini and oversized scales are featured on a variety of items. 

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The J.Lo jungle dress moment defined Spring 2020, with a variety of vacation-ready lush tropical patterns. 

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From gauzy netting to super fine macrame, transperancy is a key material focus. A number of European designers explored these aerated materials, bringing a sporty perspective to vacation-ready fits with embroidered overlays or fringe effects. 

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From basket woven raffia to macrame filaments, natural materials ruled runways. Designers opted for flexible fronds that were easily manipulated into full looks or intricate detailing.

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Cutouts remain as one of the most popular design details, with a focus on new placements. Cutout sides and shoulders are highlighted, while new circular cutouts are a forward direction. 

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The slouchy hobo is the must-have bag of the season. Set to an oversized shape, it could easily be worn crossbody. Key materials include glossy crocodile in bold colors, buttery leather finishes or woven leather. Additonal details include metal ring hardware, knots and pattern applications. 

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This season's mule includes a minimal toes strap for a functional and subtle update. The upper can range from a high rise vamp to strappy silhouettes. Heel details include statement carved shapes and blocked or kitten heels. 



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