It feels like the Autumn/Winter 2020 presentations ran back in a different era. We got our first glimpse in January, with Fashion Week events extending into early March. Yet, foreshadowing the present, some designers pulled out of Milan or introduced their collection without an audience. The follow-up for Spring/Summer 2021 took several forms, from digital to outdoors and has introduced the question, “How will the scattershot nature of Fashion Week affect the menswear industry?” We’ll have to wait for that effect to fully unfold. Yet, with autumn about to arrive and fashion houses unveiling the trends we started to spot back in pre-pandemic times, upcoming AW20 trends feel like you’re reminiscing a distant memory. At the same time, much of what we should expect for autumn is almost back-to-basics, as if the streetwear-influenced, hypebeast-esque styles of the past five years are clearly in our rear view mirror.