Fashion month has come and gone, yet our heads are still reeling with all the looks we’ve seen on the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris. And of course, it’s not fashion week without trends emerging for the coming season. Do designers huddle just before they create their collections or do they just have that telepathic ingenuity that dictates what goes in our closets and what gets pushed at the back? We may never know. But what we’re sure of is that we’re following where they lead. To give you a look at which sartorial direction these fashion authorities are taking us, we’ve listed the top trends of Fall 2015 that we simply can’t wait to try.
It’s all about sass this fall, and there’s no better way to flaunt what you got than shorter hemlines and shiny fabrics. You can opt for pretty pastels a la Shiatzy Chen or be sexy in silver as seen at Felder Felder. Emanuel Ungaro, Tod’s, and Sonia Rykiel teach us to go beyond sheen and have fun with prints and embellishments.
The turtleneck in general is a huge trend all over the fall runways. But our favorite styling trick is layering this cozy piece underneath dresses with plunging necklines. Who says you can’t wear that v-neck frock when the temperatures drop? Take cues from Jill Stuart and Tanya Taylor for the perfect summer-to-fall transition, while Sonia Rykiel shows us the route to taming that extra sex appeal.
If spring has gingham,then fall has plaid. This preppy look isn’t hard to miss as designers claim it as the season’s signature pattern. House of Holland gives us a patchwork twist, while Fay, Blugirl, and Marc by Marc Jacobs serve us that classic schoolgirl style.
With all the heavy layering and excessive fur that the fall season brings, we can’t always cop these looks straight off the runway considering the fact that we’re on the tropical side of the globe. However, the outerwear trend that we can’t forgo is the cape. It’s definitely more practical than, say, a duster coat or a shearling jacket. For a chic and tailored look, get inspired by Delpozo and Tibi. For that out-of-the-country trip out west, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren know just how to keep you warm in style.
Speaking of keeping the temperatures at bay, wearing tights is the stylish way to go if it’s going to be cold outside. Fashion houses know how to keep it fun with lace, colors and prints. We love the polka-dotted hosiery at Diane Von Furstenberg, and the girly ensembles at Giamba styled with fishnets and what-nots.
The ’70s is making waves this spring, and we think it’s only fitting that the ’80s follow suit. Designers made our disco dreams come true with metallics in bold colors, sequins, animal prints, and that distinct flashiness of the vibrant era. From Miu Miu’s puffled shoulders to Au Jour Le Jour’s print craze, the ’80s surely made a comeback this fall.
Carwash pleats are all the rage this season. Aside from metallics, this skirt trend is a must-try come Fall 2015. Accentuate your gams with these slits as seen at Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and Sally LaPointe. Tommy Hilfiger gives a sporty spin to this look, while Thakoon shows us that calf boots and carwash pleats are a match made in heaven.
We think that by now, the fashion world has resigned to the fact that we can never shake off the fringe. How can we when it gives us that extra ‘oomph’ on the streets and the dance floor? Edun and J. Mendel put strategic fringes on asymmetrical dresses, while Rebecca Minkoff serves us an interesting mix of jazz bohemia.
High-waist silhouettes are in this season which give off that longer and slimming look. You can either go for tailored pant suits as seen at Altuzarra, Jason Wu, and Acne Studio, or rock a skin-tight pair a la Rodarte.