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Top 10 Shows of the Season

After a fashion month punctuated with true fashion moments, BoF's editors pick the top ten shows of the season.
Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV
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PARIS, France — From a re-energised New York Fashion Week to a Paris dominated by sustainability and 70s chic, another fashion month has come to a close. Here, BoF's editors pick the top ten shows of the Spring/Summer 2020 season. Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Pradadesigned by Miuccia Prada, MFW

Prada Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

The Prada show displayed deliberate naivety, as Miuccia Prada made the most irresistibly simple and elegant case for the view that nothing needs to be as disposable as we have allowed it to be.

2. JW Andersondesigned by Jonathan Anderson, PFW

JW Anderson Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

What was clear with this collection is how Jonathan Anderson's dedication to craft has become a thing of awesomely precise beauty: something that rewards the most minute scrutiny.

3. Balenciagadesigned by Demna Gvasalia, PFW

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Demna Gvasalia's latest collection felt like a forensic analysis of the corrupting nature of power itself, rippling out through the worlds of those that have it and those that don’t.

4. Loewedesigner by Jonathan Anderson, PFW

Loewe Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

What was clear with this collection is how Jonathan Anderson's dedication to craft has become a thing of awesomely precise beauty. It rewards the most minute scrutiny.

5. Alexander McQueendesigned by Sarah Burton, PFW

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Stories were embedded in the very fabric of the collection at McQueen. There have been seasons when Sarah Burton's allegiance to her past crippled her own relevance. Not this time.

6. Dries Van Notendesigned by Dries Van Noten, PFW

Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

In the most surprising partnership of the season, Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix melded their minds and delivered an edgy extravagance forged in compatibility.

7. Simone Rochadesigned by Simone Rocha, LFW

Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Inspired by Ireland’s wren boys, the exquisite pieces that made up Simone Rocha’s latest collection seem destined to become nothing less than heirlooms, worthy of new traditions to come.

8. Noir Kei Ninomiyadesigned by Kei Ninomiya, PFW

Noir Kei Ninomiya Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Rei Kawakubo protégé Kei Ninomiya offered a highly imaginative, emotional and, ultimately, poetic take on the subject of sustainability. This was Noir's most accomplished and captivating show since the label hit Paris a few years ago.

9. Marnidesigned by Francesco Risso, MFW

Marni Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Francesco Risso's show for Marni was a riot of beauty informed by his experience in the Amazon. The message it sent was that luxury can be redefined for the revolution.

10. Marc Jacobsdesigned by Marc Jacobs, NYFW

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2020 | Source: INDIGITAL.TV

Guests at Marc Jacobs were arranged in little groups of white-washed vintage seating at the back of a 4-acre room, as models stormed onto the floor dressed in one-off, madcap looks, accessorised with shearling-covered Mary Janes and sequinned top hats.

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