They occupied the letter uve in the alphabet of the essentials of the season : dresses . And, specifically, the spring-summer 2020 trend dresses , because what several seasons ago was an intuition, has now become an indisputable reality under the catwalk proposals . Its appearance ratio has been high, confirming that what has traditionally been considered a symbol of the feminine can be unfolded and multiplied to collect the (aesthetic) complexity of the conception of femininitytoday, ranging from minimalism and absolute practicality to voluminous maximalism linked to theatricality. Thus, it is almost impossible not to find one that does not fit personal style maxims, regardless of what they are; As well as not perceiving that there are several that are repeated endlessly between very different brands, standing as the trend dresses of spring-summer 2020.
The white dress
In Oscar de la Renta , in Erdem , Richard Quinn and, of course, Valentino , whose collection for the season included, according to the study carried out by the luxury e-commerce Moda Operandi, 34% pieces of white cotton . The grisaille concept , a monochromatic pictorial technique to play with the sensation of volume, emerged as one of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s backbone, which generated a whole cast of white dressesof a thousand and one silhouettes (where the presence of shirt makers was especially relevant) that despite oscillating between different aesthetic schools, has the common denominator of a certain naïve romanticism derived from the psychological connotations of color, which are “cleanliness, purity and simplicity absolute ”, as Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Institute, writes in her book How color can change your wardrobe and your life (2019) .
The ‘little black dress’
“More than 75% of the shows have at least one black dress .” The analysis carried out by the aforementioned Moda Operandi makes it very clear that despite the presence of white is truly emphatic, the little black dress has no intention of giving up its essential position as a wardrobe (and in the history of fashion). Drinking visually from its first appearance in 1926 as a sketch signed by Coco Chanel in Vogue USA , some of the most prominent options are those of Bottega Veneta or JW Anderson , where asymmetries are highlighted, with color permission .