5 Films that Inspired A/W 2020 Collections

We’ve put together a list of films that have inspired this Autumn/Winter 2020’s collections, that might help you to understand where these ideas came from.

Maîtress (1976), Fendi 

Ahead of her autumn/winter 2020 showcase, Silvia Venturini Fendi brought her team to a screening of Barbet Schroeder’s Maîtress, which Karl Lagerfeld designed the costumes for. The film stars a successful dominatrix which relates to Silvia’s styles that appeared on the catwalk. 

Marie Antoinette (2006), Moschino 

Internet breaking Jeremy Scott sent the Hadids, Kaia Gerber and Irina Shayk down the catwalk in Rococo inspired gowns, with 2ft standing hairstyles and huge accessories. Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette famously included songs by Bow Wow Wow and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Kirsten Dunst would definitely choose Moschino’s autumn/winter 2020 collection. 

Don’t Look Now (1973), Preen

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi took inspiration from the darkly romantic waterways for their A/W20 collection, as seen in ’70s horror classic Don’t Look Now. Christie’s wardrobe, in particular, was referenced directly – note the tweed suits and red vinyl that opened their collection.

La Dolce Vita (1960), Gucci 

“A movie camera, some friends around willing to help, a crew, an extraordinary crew. A circus crew, really. A crew made of people that put up a show as they set up the circus,” Federico Fellini’s voice intoned as a collection of A/W 2020 garments hit the catwalk. If you watch La Dolce Vita – which, incidentally, Gucci helped to restore for its 50th anniversary in 2010, you’ll understand their A/W20 collection.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Rodarte

Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s autumn/winter 2020 collection had a clear connection to Francis ford Coppola’s screen adaptation of Bram Stokers’s Dracula. This. an be seen in the ethereal mutton-sleeved gowns, shown in a Romanesque backdrop of the candle-lit St Bartholomew’s Church. The collection also features dark hooded capes and spider appliqués as a nod to the Prince of Darkness.