From New York to Paris—Fashion Week Fall 2015


Look out for the fall 2015 trends, straight from the runway! Photo via Flickr from Aveda Corporation under Creative Commons license

Fashion week is upon us once again. This time, the models strut down the runway, setting trends that will grace us in the upcoming fall.  DVF. Louis Vuitton. Oscar de la Renta. Chanel. Ralph Lauren. Armani. All of the top industry names across the globe are setting the stage, quite literally, for our fall 2015 wardrobe.

Across the catwalks, many designers have been channeling a ‘70s vibe—referencing the glamour of the era, while also capturing the hippie-chic movement with the occasional fringe. Calvin Klein, for instance, highlighted leather sheath dresses and patchwork leather coats. Ken Downing, senior vice president of Neiman Marcus stores, said, “what I am really loving the most is the continuation of this 1970s sensuality.” So, it looks like the ‘70s laid-back vibe is here to stay. Everyone can release his or her inner flower child, like the models of the Burberry Prorsum show.

Fur. Fur was everywhere. Ralph Lauren. Zac Posen. Designers incorporated it into evening wear, handbags, coats—faux and real, in colors such as black, charcoal, and even tan. This fall, we should expect to perfect the ultimate casual-luxe look with fur hats and basically fur lined anything.

One word: boots. Models of every label in the industry donned boots of every size.  Whether they were placed under dresses, paired with pants, or worn thigh-high, boots were the statement shoes of most of the shows. Designed with neutral tones and all sorts of materials, boots were all the rage. Come September, we definitely should consider making boots of any sort a necessity to our ensembles.

As for makeup, the models wore close to no makeup as they paraded the catwalks. Indeed, there was the occasional bright lip, like in the 3.1 Phillip Lim show, but even then, eye and face make-up was kept extremely minimal—even brows were hardly filled in.

Keep an eye out for more fur, more boots, and more hippie-esque fashion in 2015.