After a somewhat weird summer that flew by, I must admit that I am excited for fall because it means the arrival of all those beautiful Fall 2020 pieces we saw when fashion shows were still a thing. I may be carrying a baby bump, but that is not stopping me from shopping my must-have pieces in this fall 2020 shopping edit.
Fall 2020 Shopping Edit
After witnessing the gorgeousness that is Zendaya, styled by the brilliant Law Roach, for the cover of the September issue of InStyle, this Hanifa Kinashasa Backless Mini Dress from the Pink Label Congo line has to be mine. It might be a super-mini dress on me with this huge baby bump I am rocking right now, but no worries I will just add some mom jeans.
When it was quite impossible to get my hands on the Bottega Veneta chunky boots from last fall, I promised myself that these tire boots would somehow find their way into my closet. Thankfully they proposed the infamous boots this season and I am not letting them slip away.
I have a deep love for Sacai, but a love that is hard to sustain because pieces are hard to come by and not to mention the hefty price for most of their pieces. When traveling was a thing (hope that comes back soon), my husband would take his seasonal trips to Japan for work and I would send him on a task to come back with anything (especially Japan only pieces) from Sacai. This year, even though there is no Japan trip, I am dreaming of this Sacai Triple Layer Coat. Maybe a birthday present!
There is no denying the amazing, raw talent that comes from Tbilisi. Matériel was established in 1949 and is one of the oldest apparel manufacturers in Georgia, but with Akhalkatsishvili and Lado Bokuchava as the creative directors, the aesthetic is cutting edge with their tailored trousers and futuristic fabrics. This faux leather pencil skirt does not disappoint and this acid green color is giving me Batman’s Poison Ivy vibes.
I am patiently waiting for the Christopher John Rogers Fall 2020 line to drop… like checking their retailers daily kind of patiently waiting. I wish I could have been there in person to witness the beauty he created. Thankfully their Instagram page has been fulfilling my need to see more of the pieces. Cropped tops do not easily make it into my closet, but I am going to get my hands on this total look of the iridescent Bayou Green Italian brocade and crinkled silk taffeta cropped evening blouse and tailored silk and wool, cargo trousers.
Tamu is a forever style inspiration for me and funny enough when I comment on outfits that I absolutely need, her response is that it is totally a ‘Roki outfit’. Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Collection is just one thing after another I would like to include in my wardrobe, but when I saw Tamu wearing the psychedelic sweater I had to follow in her footsteps.
Homecoming is a festival in Lagos, Nigeria, launched in 2018 that combines panel talks, parties, workshops and brand activations all in an effort to spotlight the influence of African music, art, sport, and fashion culture for the rest of the world to witness. This year, Brown’s Fashion has joined forces with Homecoming offering an exclusive experience titled “Ni Agbaye” including fashion editorials, online panel talks, interviews, custom artwork, in-depth think pieces from notable African publications, and exclusive edit of brands.
I have started a collection of floral men’s shirts and to add to my collection I want this Post Imperial x Homecoming Ijebu floral shirt made from cotton in Kenya, celebrating ancestral Yoruba crafting techniques. 15% of the profits generated from the sales of the collaboration will be redistributed to Metallic Inc Fund, contributing to small grants supporting the creative community in Nigeria.
While I am hopeful that this fall we all will have more opportunities to wear our fall picks, comfort is something I am not straying too far from. But as most of us experienced, just because we want to be comfortable, does not mean we can’t look cute doing it. This fall I want to keep warm in this Sandy Liang Checkered Fleece.
I am a sucker for tartan, all year long, but I guess it is ever so fitting in fall. There is something about punk fashion that I just can’t stay away from. Monse created a collection that satisfies all my punk, tartan urges with their twist of deconstructed looks. Count me in for this pleated cargo skirt.
I have been on the hunt for the perfect gold chain necklace, but have been left empty-handed because I can’t seem to find one that jumps out for me. This take on the gold chain necklace with safety pins is the creativity that I was searching for.
With its introduction to the Gucci family in 1961, Jackie Kennedy was often photographed sporting the bag, which soon became known as “The Jackie”. While it stays true to the archival style, it offers new ways to wear it – from the top handle, shoulder to crossbody – and comes in a plethora of colors.
It is quite nearly impossible to get my hands on a pair of Amina Muaddi shoes. Every time I think that I am ahead of the game to check out new styles, they are already sold out. I have found a few pairs left in my size and this time I will not hesitate to get myself a pair.
This scrumptious croissant shaped purse is great for the new season. The slouchy structure draws inspiration from a folded silk scarf and is a shape that has been gaining traction in the last years. This modern take, with its buttery soft leather, comes in the cutest fall colors and honestly leaves me a little hungry.
While my husband is in the denim business, I am reluctant to admit that it has been a while since I have put on a pair of jeans. Between going from one pair of sweatpants to another plus this bump that does not fit into any of my jeans, I have not been in search of new jeans. That is until I laid eyes on these Peter Do ripped jeans.
Image via Vanity Fair
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