Fall 2015 Fashion Trends
It’s that time of year again! With each new season comes a host of opportunities to spice up your look and incorporate the hottest fashion trends into your wardrobe. As always, a few trends that have gained momentum on the spring summer runways stay strong in the fall and other new and exciting trends emerge as the season’s favorites. In Fall 2015 the boho trend has proved it is here to stay with Seventies-inspired retro outfits spotted on the runways of Burberry Prorsum, Tory Burch and Anna Sui, just to name a few. Velvet is another big trend this season; be it the statement velvet eveningwear at Ralph Lauren and Valentino or the bold colored velvet pants suit at Christopher Kane this luxurious fabric is making its mark. For Fall 2015 designers invite all fashionistas to get creative and let their animal instinct be their guide. From pants and jackets to skirts and dresses, designers presented a host of animal-inspired creations using everything from shearling and classic furs to colored faux furs and bright animal prints which are guaranteed to excite all the fashion-lovers among us! High shine pieces lit up the runways at Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and Balmain, while at Vera Wang and Alexander McQueen, it was all about the gothic glam! Graphic black and white prints dominated Fall 2015 runways and ranged from subtle and elegant stripes at Valentino and Victoria Beckham to all out optical illusions at Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli. Read on to discover the season’s latest trends and get a little inspiration on how to incorporate them into your wardrobe to achieve an on-trend look that is guaranteed to impress!
Designers sought inspiration from the animal world for Fall 2015, each with their own interpretations, providing a host of opportunities for you to get creative with your look. Designers showcased colored furs and more classic styles in everything from a camel-colored faux fur stole added as a finishing touch to perfect an outfit at 3.1 Phillip Lim to arctic-style fur at Dsquared2 and Lanvin which channeled a tribal vibe. Shearling is a trend that is still going strong this fall and was showcased on the runways of Paul Smith, Coach and Moschino. Animal prints at Carolina Herrera were classic and elegant while the colorful options making their way down the Miu Miu runway were tailored to the more daring divas among us!
Velvet is a fashion trend that is making waves this season. Long flowing velvet evening gowns that hug the body in all the right places were seen making their way down the runway at Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Chloé in a classic black while at House of Holland, a blue velvet above the knee dress with feather detailing combined two of this season’s hottest trends in the one garment. At Christopher Kane a royal blue velvet pants suit with black detailing was showcased as well as velvet touches accentuating a classic black dress, while at Givenchy, velvet took on a punk vibe with pierced models donned in velvet dresses walking the runway.
This fall is your time to shine, literally! Designers sent high-shine creations down their runways, each achieving the effect in their own unique and creative manner; At Rodarte, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs sequined outfits stole the limelight while at Paul Smith, Tod’s and Salvatore Ferragamo satin pieces were incorporated into outfits to achieve the high-shine look. At J.W. Anderson and Balmain jewel-toned lurex channeled an Eighties vibe while shimmering metallics and metallic appliqués were also spotted on the runway of Giambattista Valli. At Maison Margiela the high shine trend took the form of slick vinyl coats with a wet look sheen, which had a decidedly Pretty Woman vibe!
The Seventies and all things bohemian was a huge trend for Spring–Summer 2015 and proved that it is here for the long haul. It was still all about peace and love for countless designers this fall including Etro, Dries Van Noten and Anna Sui, as retromania continued to dominate. Psychedelic Seventies prints were showcased at Christian Dior while at Burberry Prorsum the Seventies trend was interpreted through an abundance of fringe, flirty patterns and suede. At Tory Burch it was all about the pretty bohemian style, while for countless other designers the Seventies trend was apparent through the abundance of patchwork throughout their collections. In everything from fur coats and jumpsuits to slip dresses, designers such as Moschino and Chloé used patchwork, either playing it safe and color blocking with similar textures or being a little more daring and utilizing multiple styles to creating unique looks.
GRAPHIC BLACK & WHITE
While black and white on the runway may not seem revolutionary, this season designers presented a myriad of black and white prints to choose from. Be it a subtle stripe or a bold optical illusion, graphic black and white is a big trend for Fall 2015. Victoria Beckham and Christian Dior presented subtle interpretations of the trend while Emilio Pucci and Roberto Cavalli mesmerized us with everything from jumpsuits, dresses and even boots adorned in daring optical prints. At Valentino it was all about the black and white stripes while at Louis Vuitton and Jill Stuart short dresses with graphic black and white prints were all the rage!
The gothic trend was given a bit of a glamorous makeover, with lots of leather, slashed pants, mini skirts, ripped tights and chain and stud detailing incorporated into the season’s creations. At Vera Wang, gothic took on a sporty feel while at Calvin Klein and Rag & Bone the creative play on materials and textures appeared both hard and soft at the same time. At Alexander McQueen gothic took on an old Victorian feel while at Givenchy it was all out gothic glam as pierced models in head to toe black made their way down the runway. Marc Jacobs interpretation of the trend was ultra-feminine and sophisticated yet dark. The gothic trend was also spotted at Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Alexander Wang, Simone Rocha, Giles and Maison Margiela.