Runway Trends

Designers in Paris tend to march to their own very distinct beat, and the shows there always deliver a beautifully diverse array of trends. There were, however, certain key looks, items and ideas that emerged over the course of all four of this season’s fashion weeks and reached their apex in the French capital.

Among our Top 10: A mood of romantic, gothic Victorian; a nostalgic ’70s feeling; and a clean-edged retro-future idea that recalls the ’60s but is brought up to date with modern fabrications. Fur and layered texture continue in importance and a tailored coat, sleek bag and fitted boot will all be must-haves come fall. High-shine leather and precious dimensional embellishments in unexpected forms keep the look sleek, modern and feminine. Enjoy!

1. ’70S NOSTALGIA

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2. GOTHIC ROMANCE

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3. RETRO FUTURE

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Trend Recap: Texture

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As Fashion Month moves on to Paris, a major message for next season looks set to be multilayered texture. Mix fur, shearling and textured tweedy sweaters with sequins and vintage brocade for a new take on the glamorous bohemian mood of fall ‘15.

–The Fashion Office

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As the shows in Milan have ended and the attention shifts to Paris, we’re calling the top-10 ultra-desirable ideas coming from the city for next fall.

The new romantic emerges strongly in bookish, vintage-inspired looks that feature lace and faded florals, while an emphasis on texture continues to dominate with layered and patched furs, shearling and richly hued styling brought up to date in unexpected techno fabrications and colors. The silhouette in general is long, lean and layered, and we’re seeing the continuation of the classics with menswear-inspired tailoring, rich tones of camel and the polished, tailored satchel—all key. Enjoy!

1. VINTAGE ROMANTICS

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2. WILD THINGS

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3. CLASSIC CAMEL

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4. RETRO FUTURE

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5. GEOMETRIC

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6. LONG LAYERS

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7. CLASSIC TAILORING

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8. CROP FLARE PANTS

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9. CLASSICS REWORKED

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10. TAILORED SATCHELS

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— The Fashion Office

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Trend Recap: Retro Pop

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An intriguing trend we’re seeing from Milan is a strong showing of retro, quirky color mixes. Mix up mid-century-influenced shades of olive, ochre, or pale pink with sporty brights for an off-kilter charm that’s still totally sophisticated.

–The Fashion Office

 

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Trend Recap: Retro Futurism

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‘Retro Futurism’ is an exciting concept developing in Milan. Design houses have years of archives to reference for inspiration, and what we find interesting is how the past—specifically the ’60s and ’70s—is being reinvented with a futuristic approach. With a play on proportion, quirky color mixes and geometric patterns, the past has never looked so good!

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Save: Rebecca Minkoff Tote | Spend: Gucci Loafer | Splurge: Marni Dress

–The Fashion Office

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London designers tend to be more about the cult of the individual rather than the same trends showing up in multiple collections. That said, here is our list of the top 10 ideas and themes emerging from across the pond for next fall.

The ’70s influence continues—this time with more of a boho, hippie-deluxe feeling. An intriguing counterpoint to this is the emergence of a hard-edged ’80s new-wave idea paired with a slouchy boot. A darkly glamorous and romantic mood also comes across with lace, new embellishments, tapestry prints and lots of faded vintage winter florals. There are great shearling and statement outerwear options, including the all-important cape, that will help to beat the chill come fall.

Enjoy!

1. ’70s BOHO

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2. VINTAGE FLORALS

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3. CAPES

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4. SHEARLING

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5. ROMANTIC HEROINE

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6. ’80s NEW WAVE
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7. LACE LUXE

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8. FUR

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9. TAILORED/FUR HANDBAGS

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10. TALL BOOTS

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— The Fashion Office

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As the shows in New York wind down and the action moves across the pond to London, we’re calling our top 10 must-haves for next fall from all the runway action we’ve seen so far. Shaggy textured furs; polished, tailored coats; slouchy menswear tailoring; slinky, seductive dresses; cozy turtleneck sweaters—we think these items will be the go-to pieces come September. Choose your reference points from the ’70s or the ’90s and keep things grounded with a tough, flat boot and a luxe-looking saddlebag. Enjoy!

1. THE ’90s
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2. MENSWEAR TAILORING
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3. SKIN SHOW
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4. THE ’70s
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5. FUR
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6. PARKAS
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7. THE GREAT COAT
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8. TURTLENECKS
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9. SADDLEBAGS
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10. TOUGH BOOTS
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HEAVY METAL

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We are loving one of the new season’s key details as a sharper alternative to lady-like looks. Many designers are looking to toughen things up with metal hardware–multiple studs, zippers and buckle details have never looked so chic.

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Save: Topshop Bag | Spend: Paige Denim Jeans | Splurge: Stuart Weitzman Sandal
Shop more: Zippers | Studs | Buckles

’90s GRUNGE

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As a juxtaposition to the grown up ’70s references we have seen in many collections, the younger designers in New York are referencing a harder edged ’90s vibe—heavily influenced by the grunge movement—for the ultimate in cool girl style. Multi-layered volumes, mismatched plaid and the season’s must-have parka are all key to the look.

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Save: Topshop ‘Sherbert’ Jacket | Spend: rag & bone/JEAN Jeans | Splurge: Opening Ceremony Oxford
Shop more: Plaid | Parkas

–The Fashion Office

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Emerging colors and pattern on the New York runways.

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BERRIES

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Deep shades of berry ranging from burgundy to oxblood have emerged as a dominant color for fall 2015. Not bold enough to wear this shade head to toe? A handbag is the perfect excuse to introduce this bold color into your upcoming wardrobe!

PLAID

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Menswear influences have come on strong with plaid being a pattern of choice. We love the way plaid instantly adds a new dimension to outerwear – whether graphic, black or white, or popped with an unexpected color.

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Topshop Blanket Check Top | Vince Leather Trim Shirt | Marni Crossbody Bag

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—The Fashion Office

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Welcome to NYFW. The ’70s revival continues with many designers tapping into this free-spirited, hedonistic period. What looks to be important: ’70s caramel colors, suede, the return of the flare and over-the-knee boots.

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Tildon Floppy Wool Hat | Frame Denim ‘Le High Flare’ Jeans | Saint Laurent Silk Georgette Dress

Shop more: Suede | Flare Jeans

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