Though Heron Preston has dabbled in tailoring, Fall/Winter 2020 sees the creative director going back to his roots with an array of workwear-indebted garments. Revamped militaria, functional staples and graphic garments ready for street styling all took the runway, shaped to neatly fit Preston’s design ethos.

Plenty of feminine-leaning items appeared on the runway, like cropped bomber jackets and glistening work set-ups, juxtaposed against rugged staples like insulating vests and baggy carpenter jeans. Plenty of genderless items undermined the typical masculinity of workwear, with short knit hoodies, cargo-pocketed blazers, matte leather trucker jackets and baggy shirts making for versatile styling. Hefty leather shoes and sneakers anchor each look, with plenty of bags, keychains and belts adding another layer of utilitarian appeal.

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FW20 also saw Preston debut his collaboration with heritage workwear label CAT, which has previously dipped into fashion by way of Christopher Shannon and John Elliott collaborations. Preston’s partnership yields weather-resistant jackets and pants, all executed in faded black tones for extra versatility. Printed caps and the aforementioned footwear complete the partnership.

Elsewhere at Paris Fashion Week, we saw less workwear and more formal styling from the likes of Givenchy, SANKUANZ and Louis Vuitton.

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