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Ready-to-wear, winter 2020: Tackling the zeitgeist head-on

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Fashion is very often pure escapism – but today, that couldn't be further from the truth. For proof, look no further than the catwalk decors that provide a backdrop for designers' latest ready-to-wear collections. Next winter's offerings were largely a realisation of the most unsettling contemporary fears: Kenzo's show (pictured) took place in quarantine, while Japanese designer Mame Kurogouchi set up camp at Paris's Faculty of Pharmacy and the Balenciaga show was submerged by rising sea levels.

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Meanwhile, at Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello rages as ever against what he sees as creeping puritanism. Looks straight out of a 1980s bourgeois cocktail party are infused with subversive elements. 

American designer Thom Browne is doing what he does best: giving the classic suit a very modern twist. "It has to be optimistic," he tells us.     

And Christelle Kocher offers up a Koché collection that's both sporty and inclusive.

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