The Woman show returned to New York last week for another three-day run. The event took place in a new, smaller loft space in the Meatpacking District since its usual location, Spring Studios, was being used to house many of the New York Fashion Week catwalk shows and presentations that took place simultaneously this season.
As a result of the move, Woman was smaller than usual with just 38 exhibitors–but it was no less impressive. It continues to offer a very well curated mix of contemporary brands from across the globe.
While it was quite tiny, the show still offered insight into seasonal trends for fall/winter 2020, which included chunky knits (Vero Alfie, The Odells), bright colors (No! jeans, Respiro), padded jackets (Marimekko, Shosh New York), a continuation of tie-dye (Uzi NYC) and workwear-inspired pseudo tomboy looks (Bridge & Burn, Loup, Novaa Seventy Seven).
Here are a few of the brands that caught our eye:
Vero Alfie is a good-looking knitwear label from Argentina whose sweaters and accessories are handmade.
Marimekko went a bit après-ski for the season by mixing puffed printed jackets and backpacks with sporty technical items. But as always, prints and color are utmost importance as well.
A brand new line in its first season, Novaa Seventy Seven is from Portugal and is the creation of Joana Coimbra. Many of her pieces are guy-inspired and include colorful solid sweatshirts, cord and plaid pants and a simple but lovely denim shirt dress in a deep indigo.
Bridge & Burn showed a great take on workwear including a canvas chore coat and waxed canvas jackets.
Cult denim brand Loup stuck with its tried-and-true silhouettes and overalls for the most part but impressed with a denim jacket with a faux shearling lining.
Australian jewelry brand Valet Studio offered a very cool assortment of earrings while its sister brand Respiro makes covetable resin handbags in a rainbow of colors.
Uzi NYC, which back in the day used to make punky clubwear, has toned things down but it still has a bit of an edge with tie-dyed offerings, slashed fabric details and fun dresses in metallic fabrics.
Tallulah & Hope from the UK had a 1970s skate theme and used embroidery and embellishment (including sequin birds on the back of a black jacket) to great effect.
But arguably the most fun and eye-catching brand at the show was No! jeans, a label founded in the 1980s and just revived for fall 2020. Its super-bright sweaters with patches and embroidery and exploring themes such as candy and space exploration looked especially fresh and whimsical. Welcome back!