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Fashion Tatler 10: Net-A-Porter's Libby Page Reveals the Spring/Summer 2020 Must-Haves to Shop For

Tatler 10: Net-A-Porter's Libby Page Reveals the Spring/Summer 2020 Must-Haves to Shop For

Tatler 10: Net-A-Porter's Libby Page Reveals the Spring/Summer 2020 Must-Haves to Shop For
By Daphne Chen-Cordeiro
By Daphne Chen-Cordeiro
February 19, 2020
Your ultimate wardrobe for the new fashion season has been curated—just add to cart

To fully understand the key fashion items of a new season, it isn’t just enough to know the trends. More importantly, what are the fashion buyers ordering, and customers—like yourself—eventually purchasing?

Which are the It bags that multi-label retailers are spending their budgets on? What shoe sold out last year on Net-a-porter—just in personal shopping reservations and never even made it onto the website? The answer is below, and good news: there will be more of it this season. 

(Related: Prince Charles Is Launching A Fashion Collection With Yoox Net-A-Porter In Summer 2020

Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director, and Libby Page, Senior Fashion Market Editor
Elizabeth von der Goltz, Global Buying Director, and Libby Page, Senior Fashion Market Editor

Libby Page, Senior Fashion Market Editor from Net-a-porter, has worked out a list of 10 key spring/summer 2020 items to update your wardrobe. “This has been one of the most wearable runway seasons we have seen in some time with items that can walk straight from the runway into a woman’s real life,” she says.

(Related: The Best Street Style Looks from New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020)

And the colour of the season? The non-colour. “This season, monochromatic dressing was a subtle way to make a statement with striking shapes and silhouettes in bold black and white hues. For us, monochromatic pieces have always had an impact when they upload and with the diversity in brands, price points and aesthetics we predict this season will be even more successful.”

With that in mind, time to start adding to cart: 

1/10 The Short Suit

Givenchy
Givenchy

"It's just incredibly wearable. We saw huge success with our short suits last year, likely due to the fact we were addressing what most women are actually doing in the summer—working. Net-a-porter sold over 100 different styles of suits. Following this proven success, we really went after this style, with 60 short suits coming for the new season." 

It really is all down to the length of the short, which should sit just above the knee.

Tatler Picks

Wright Le Chapelain zip-detailed checked wool blazer

Wright Le Chapelain zip-detailed checked wool blazer

During the design process, Vincent Le Chapelain asks: "How can I make it different?" A twist on traditional tailoring, this blazer has been made in the UK from wool patterned with classic heritage checks. It has zips at the front which allow creativity with your styling - slip a tie belt through them, then complete your look with the matching shorts and knee boots.
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Wright Le Chapelain checked wool shorts

Wright Le Chapelain checked wool shorts

Wright Le Chapelain aims to reduce its carbon footprint by researching, sourcing and developing their collections within a 10-mile radius of the studio. These shorts have been made in the UK from checked wool and have a waist adjuster at the back for the perfect fit. Wear yours as a suit with the matching blazer.
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LVIR linen and cotton-blend piqué blazer

LVIR linen and cotton-blend piqué blazer

Korean label LVIR designs clothing that naturally fits into any wardrobe or lifestyle, and this blazer embodies that idea. Cut for a boxy fit from linen and cotton-blend piqué, it has sharp notched lapels and deep front pockets.
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LVIR pleated linen and cotton-blend piqué shorts

LVIR pleated linen and cotton-blend piqué shorts

Designer Ji Young often draws inspiration from nature and her travels. Part of the collection, these shorts are cut from tonal-brown linen and cotton-blend piqué and have a high-rise waist.
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2/10 The Waistcoat

Burberry
Burberry

"This is a new update to the suit: layer a waistcoat [like De La Vali's woven version] over a shirt as a three-piece suit or as a single item. We saw it at Saint Laurent, Burberry and Nili Lotan which were just some of our favourites." 

Layer over a shirt as a three-piece suit or as a single item.

3/10 The Polo Top

Prada
Prada

"Meet the season's new alternative to the button-down shirt or blouse [like this Albus Lumen's version]. Our woman is going from the office to the school run, to work dinners—and this is an option that works for all 24 hours of her life. It’s really easy to pack and doesn’t wrinkle. We backed this new item with over 1,100 units across a variety of styles." 

It’s the power piece our customers will wear to work and beyond.

4/10 The Wear-With-Everything Turtleneck

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham

"The turtleneck will be the underpinning for this season and beyond. They are wardrobe classics that are evergreen, and help with the transition from season to season. We loved the men’s shirt at The Row in traditional blue paired with a black turtleneck for the ultimate suited personality look. Our favourites come from Les Reveries and Victoria Beckham." 

These are wardrobe classics that are evergreen.

Tatler Picks

Reformation + Net Sustain cropped cashmere and wool-blend sweater

Reformation + Net Sustain cropped cashmere and wool-blend sweater

Reformation's mock-neck sweater is made from partially recycled cashmere blended with a touch of wool for a soft, cozy feel. It has a relaxed fit and cropped length, so it'll work particularly well with high-rise jeans and pants.
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Area crystal-embellished ribbed cotton-blend turtleneck sweater

Area crystal-embellished ribbed cotton-blend turtleneck sweater

This turtleneck style has been spun from a soft cotton-blend that's ribbed and heavily embellished with rows of glistening crystals that swish along the spliced hem. Complement yours with leather pants or jeans.
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By Malene Birger + Net Sustain Aleya oversized alpaca-blend turtleneck sweater

By Malene Birger + Net Sustain Aleya oversized alpaca-blend turtleneck sweater

By Malene Birger's Creative Director Mathilde Torp Mader has designed a capsule collection just for us - it's filled with timeless essentials, each with a Scandinavian aesthetic. One of the nine pieces created, this oversized sweater is knitted from gray alpaca-blend and a touch of wool. It's ribbed at the turtleneck, cuffs and hem.
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Goldsign + Net Sustain The Rib knitted turtleneck top

Goldsign + Net Sustain The Rib knitted turtleneck top

Goldsign's ribbed-knit top has been made locally at the label's LA studio. It's spun for a close fit, so it's easy to style tucked into high-rise jeans or leather pants. Complement the olive hue and highlight the turtleneck with gold drop earrings.
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5/10 The Men’s Shirt

The Row
The Row

"This season, it was all back to business as usual with the shirt returning to a more classic shape. As mentioned before, we loved the men’s shirt at The Row in traditional blue, and we also loved the classic white shirts from casual brands Emma Willis and King and Tuckfield." 

The shirt has returned to a more classic shape.

(Related: A Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 Cheatsheet

6/10 The Thong Sandal

Wandler
Wandler

"The thong sandal is an easy way to tap into the ’90s trend and it is a natural move on from the naked sandal, which we have seen dominate for so many seasons now. The style will be returning this February amongst 36 other thong sandals including Wandler’s new Elza style."

Pair the sandals with high-waisted jeans and a one-shoulder top, or a bralette with a matching cardigan (a la Katie Holmes in Khaite). 

7/10 The Next-Gen Trench

Loewe
Loewe
 

"Just when we thought we came to the end of the line with new interpretations of the trench coat, spring/summer surprised us with so many fresh iterations—from deconstructed pieces to blazer trenches giving us more the reason to invest this season."

We loved the blazer trench from Loewe, the split sleeve at JW Anderson and the deconstructed version at Junya Watanabe.

Tatler Picks

Rokh oversized layered crepe trench coat

Rokh oversized layered crepe trench coat

Rokh's trench coat is designed to look like two styles layered over one another. Tailored from pink crepe in an oversized silhouette, it's detailed with button fastenings along the back and front to adjust the shape. The crepe de chine lining ensures it fits smoothly over chunky knits and blouses.
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Les Rêveries faux leather trench coat

Les Rêveries faux leather trench coat

Les Rêveries' designs are the perfect balance of classic and unique - this trench coat is tailored in a timeless silhouette but updated in red faux leather to make it more contemporary. Cut slim through the body, it has a sharp collar, covered buttons and a detachable belt to define your waist. Wear it to elevate just about any outfit.
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Bite Studios belted washed-satin coat

Bite Studios belted washed-satin coat

Bite Studios' coat is made from softly washed-satin that's spun with generous amounts of linen for lightness, making it perfect for layering over outfits through spring. It has a flattering wrap front and adjustable D-ring belt to cinch your waist. The winged lapels are inspired by traditional tailoring.
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Bottega Veneta belted double-breasted wool-gabardine and leather trench coat

Bottega Veneta belted double-breasted wool-gabardine and leather trench coat

Part of Daniel Lee's success is his talent for reinventing the classics, and nothing says tradition like a trench coat. Under his direction, this take on the style is diagonally paneled with leather across the upper half and wool-gabardine through the lower.
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8/10 The '90s Shoulder Bag

Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta

"Baguette bags are not new news but this season we saw them become the most dominating bag trend of the season. Brands took the shape and updated it in a modern way like at Bottega Veneta where a chunky chain strap was added, while some brands took to the trend more literally, such as By Far with its update on its iconic ‘Rachel’ bag."

Pair it with a classic '90s look: slip dressings, slim skirts and bodysuits.

9/10 The Dominate-The-Room Dress

Jacquemus
Loewe
Loewe
 

"Make an entrance! Ruffles, sculptural sleeves and bubble hems all adorned the runway, but it was these traditional shapes done in unexpected ways with fabrics like silk, taffeta and tulle, which gave them fresh appeal. A particular highlight was Jacquemus’ bold, pink cotton gown which was a showstopper at his 10th anniversary show, along with Erdem and Loewe who both use cotton, a traditionally casual fabric, to create dresses with couture-like silhouettes."

In contrast to all the wearability and minimalism this season, make an entrance with these scene-stealing dresses.

10/10 The Chain Anklet

"We first saw this last Fall with Bottega Veneta, whose mesh chain anklet pump was a hard-to-get-your-hands-on item. We sold out via our personal shopping reservations and previews before the style could even make its way onto the site. It’s no surprise Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta has bought these back with an even chunkier chain and elegant round toe." 

Chain anklets have dominated the streets for several seasons now and designers this season have integrated it into the shoe itself.

"We've recently launched Alighieri’s second shoe collection of party heels exclusively, all with the brand’s signature gold talisman adorning the ankles." 

Tatler Picks

Alighieri The Wondering Traveller embellished suede sandals

Alighieri The Wondering Traveller embellished suede sandals

Alighieri's 'The Wondering Traveller' sandals come with a detachable gold-tone anklet featuring a few of jeweler Rosh Mahtani's signature charms, including a lustrous freshwater pearl.
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Stella McCartney chain-embellished vegetarian leather

Stella McCartney chain-embellished vegetarian leather

Point-toe flats are among the crucial items in any well-edited wardrobe. Made in Italy from white vegetarian leather, Stella McCartney's pair has a squared-off toe and is embellished with pretty gold-tone anklets. Slip them on with vintage jeans or a sundress.
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Alighieri The Initial Spark embellished faille slingback pumps

Alighieri The Initial Spark embellished faille slingback pumps

Alighieri's designer Rosh Mahtani artfully incorporates her signature jewelry into these 'The Initial Spark' pumps - they feature a gold anklet strung with talismanic gold-tone and freshwater pearl charms. Made in Italy from faille, this slingback pair has a sleek pointed toe and kitten heel.
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Magda Butrym gold-plated pearl anklet

Magda Butrym gold-plated pearl anklet

Magda Butrym's anklet looks so great with barely there sandals, like the label's 'Estonia' mules. From the Spring '20 collection, this dainty style has sturdy gold-plated chain links and is strung with a lustrous freshwater pearl.
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