12 of the Best Fall Trends: New York Fashion Week
With the close of New York Fashion Week, we got to see some of next year’s biggest trends. While a few are staying a bit longer from this past fall (statement fur, thoughtful layering), others definitely are feeling brand spanking new (chokers, excessive ruffles).Here’s a handful of them along with my thoughts on each one.
Interestingly enough, one of the biggest trends appeared to be not really paying attention to the season at all. Might be due to the warm weather we’ve seen, but nearly all designers presented fall collections that were more springlike in nature-slinky slip dresses, billowy off-the-shoulder tops, florals, and strapless tops.
Although coats were in most collections, it didn’t seem like we could find chunky knits, wintry trousers, and other pieces typically found on fall runways.
There’s still plenty to look forward to, especially these 12 trends shown below! Let me know what you’re most looking forward to wearing as the fall season approaches.
Michael Kors; J.Crew; Prabal Gurung (ImaxTree)
Overall, fur — both real and faux — made a strong showing on fall runways in various forms, but it was the use of bold colors and prints that really caught our eye. Two we bet the street-style crowd will embrace: Michael Kors’ floral fur and J.Crew’s cotton candy coat
A Detacher; Christian Siriano; Cushnie et Ochs (ImaxTree)
We’re used to seeing over-the-top pieces on runways that often employ laughable proportions. But for fall, designers like Jill Stuart and Cushnie et Ochs managed to fuse structured high-fashion ruffles with wearability.
Karen Walker; Marissa Webb; Michael Kors (ImaxTree)
Shades of Tan
Expect to see tons of pants, knits, skirts, and — our favorite — outerwear done up in varying shades of tan, perhaps the chicest, most classic color there is, from muted khaki to soft camel.
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Rachel Zoe; Tibi; Suno (ImaxTree)
Once upon a time, the thought of shiny gold attire called to mind glitzy grandmas or Las Vegas party girls. However, thanks to an especially strong showing on Fall 2016 runways, metallics — specifically gold — are poised to be a seasonal standout. At Rachel Zoe, a lamé-like sheer maxi stole the show, while cool-girl label Baja East opted for gold “going-out” tops paired with slouchy tan pants and flat slides, accentuating their wearability.
Altuzarra; VFiles; Lacoste (ImaxTree)
Classic aviator-style shearling jackets are back for Fall 2016, with designers such as Altuzarra and Kate Spade showing them with everything from kick flares to midi dresses.
Karen Walker; Creatures of the Wind; Tory Burch
Turtlenecks Under Dresses
Why wait until next fall when you can start testing out this mega-trend — long-sleeve shirts layered under dresses — right now? Not only is it easy for any body type to pull off, but it allows you to take those slinky slips, glitzy sequins, and low-cut cocktail dresses out in broad daylight.
Victoria Beckham; Rachel Zoe; Calvin Klein
Fall runways usually bring more tartan than we can handle, but this year, labels like Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham approached plaid in a much cleaner, subtler, muted way, and used the print on everything from outerwear to cocktail dresses.
Rebecca Minkoff; Brock Collection; Hellessy
Perhaps taking cues from the fact that OTS cuts were massive in the retail space throughout 2015 and Spring ’16, designers amped up their offering for Fall 2016, showcasing dramatic blouses and luxe-looking dresses with the subtly sexy silhouette.
Delpozo; Ulla Johnson; Marissa Webb
Dusty Pink & Yellow
At first blush, this modern color combination felt more suited to spring than fall, but designers such as Ulla Johnson and Delpozo were careful to use separates that had an autumnal feel such as turtlenecks and coats.
J.Crew; Zimmermann; Cristian Siriano (ImaxTree)
It’s probably not a coincidence that fashion wasn’t shy about updating the dowdy pantsuit for fall — ahem, Hillary Clinton. Slim, stylish, and often colorful, the new power suit is just as suitable for a night out as it is for the boardroom.
It’s not every fall designers play with florals but for 2016, a pretty hefty number of number of designers kicked minimalism to the curb and added small yet bold prints to sweatshirts, skirts, and sweeping dresses.
Adam Selman; Hellessy; Oscar de la Renta (ImaxTree)
It doesn’t matter if you prefer a skinny silk scarf or a chunky choker — just make sure something is around your neck this fall to add a little extra oomph to everything from button-down blouses to cocktail dresses. And nope — it doesn’t make you basic.
On Wednesday night we finally saw the fruits of what Burch called “a labour of love”, a line two years in the making. A store in Elizabeth Street was decked out to resemble a happy Hamptons abode, filled with vintage vogue magazines, surfing manuals, and pretty pots full of TB-branded navy golf tees. Racks of floral patterned leggings and cagoules were perfect for running; ribbed navy and red sweaters and sweater dresses looked like the kind of thing Jackie Kennedy might wear to play golf in; white tennis dresses and cute sweatbands all came branded with the TB monogram.
“It’s tennis, yoga, running, golf- but it’s also that coming and going aspect. I always see women head to toe in sportswear, taking their kids to school, getting on a plane, so I want to give them options,” she told the Telegraph. “The function is a given. But it needs to be stylish, too.”