Anna Wintour Says These Are the 8 Biggest Trends of 2020


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Maybe Anna Wintour is on to something. She doesn't have any personal social media accounts (that we know of), which leaves her fans always wanting more. So when she does cede to an interview, we cling to every word and eagerly take notes. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Of course, the newest video for the Vogue series Go Ask Anna is no exception.

One of Wintour's responses, in particular, struck us as particularly intriguing. When Wintour was asked about the top trends of the season, she rattled off eight different trends that she thinks dominated the S/S 20 collections, which just concluded last week. Considering Wintour literally has a front-row seat to all the action, you can bet we're all ears. Hint: She listed flat shoes, trench coats and embroidery—but you're going to have to scroll down to see the complete list of the biggest 2020 trends according to Anna Wintour. 

Flat Shoes


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Chanel was one of the may shows championing practical flat shoes for S/S 20. Of course, these cap-toe versions are perfectly in line with the brand's signature shoe style. 



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You don't need a beautiful Alexander McQueen embroidered creation to test-drive this trend, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. 

Trench Coats


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Investing in a timeless trench coat is highly encouraged, but wearing it with a bathing suit à la Fila is strictly optional. Fila knows that the best versions are equal parts classic (khaki) and modernised (short-sleeve). 



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This '70s-tinged Louis Vuitton look is one of my favourite examples of the jubilant, eye-catching prints that were all over the S/S 20 runways. 



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During Copenhagen Fashion Week, I interviewed Ganni's creative director, Ditte Reffstrup, who told me that long shorts are the spring 2020 item she's most excited to try. Considering how Ganni always has a finger on the pulse of what's cool, it should be no surprise that long shorts were also seen at a handful of other Copenhagen shows, including Stand, Baum und Pferdgarten and Mykke Hoffmann. 



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Stine Goya is particularly adept at infusing colour into her collections, and her dance-filled show during Copenhagen Fashion Week was no exception. 



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Set in a makeshift garden, Dior presented plenty of nature-inspired trends, but the one that caught Anna Wintour's eye was the raffia material that was used on everything from hats to skirts. 



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Michael Kors knows the power of a good rattan bag, as he sent numerous versions down the runway for his S/S 20 show during New York Fashion Week. 

Next up, the biggest spring summer 2020 trends you need to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.