Short Shorts

Spring 2020 Trend from Runway to Street

After breaking onto the runways several seasons ago and becoming all the rage in menswear, Short Shorts are still having their moment from both the runways of the street to the designer catwalks.

The garment’s popularity saturated the catwalks of Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent in the form of both the office short and the evening cocktail accompanied with sheer black hose to elongate the look.

Vaccarello wasn’t alone in depicting office short options as designers from Brandon Maxwell to Alexander Wang paired the item with tailored jackets. Virginie Viard at Chanel opted for knit versions pairing with a black opaque hose while over at Isabel Marant, the short was left raw and frayed in colorful denim to update the Daisy Dukes in 80s dayglow.

How long the short trend will continue to play out is TBD, but if a superstitions are correct it is a good sign for the economy and The Impression is happy the free-market is flowing into designer coffiers.

Saint Laurent
Isabel Marant