Posted on September 07 2016
Top 10 Runway Trends For Fall
On Fall runways, old school staples from decades past were reborn with modern updates and a maximalist edge. From statement accents to chic sweater sets, the Fall catwalks had it all. Try these fresh runway trends on for size to amp up autumn outfits:
Layer It on Thick
We know what your thinking. Layers...for fall. Groundbreaking! But with summer heat slipping away and autumn chill sweeping in, layers transform seasonal wears into year-round staples. From Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten slip dresses to Chanel and Kenzo off the shoulder frocks, fall runways layered summer trends into cold weather street stylings. Try base layers like turtlenecks and button-ups to insulate and elevate hot temp threads.
Goodbye minimalism. Hello funky fresh embroidered embellishments! Fall runways channeled Nudie’s custom rodeo stitches into folky feminine showstoppers. While Coach 1941 went full on western chic, Gucci crafted a dreamy wardrobe for the badass art teacher eternally stuck in the 70’s—mixing bright tigers and snakes with romantic florals and hearts. But Vivetta took the embellishment cake! No fabric was left untouched by intricate embroidered opulence. From bold pantsuits to translucent gowns and skirts, every piece felt plucked from a whimsical tea party in wonderland. Now go down the sartorial rabbit hole. Jump out of your comfort zone. Don some statement stitches. We dare you!
Put down the oversized “it” bag! The crossbody craze is here to stay. No more lugging handbags like a hunchback. While we love the practicality of a carryall tote, crossbodys slayed the catwalk blending hands free ergonomic ease with innovation. This season, maximalism is the name of the game and nobody does quite like Gucci’s punk princess jewel toned embroidered bags. But what about the gals that need a little extra space for essentials? Enter Prada’s customizable clip on rings. Leave them jangling and dangling for a lighter, edgy look, or load up on sartorial hooked essentials like a leather bound notebook or contrasting coin purse to make room for non-aesthetically pleasing necessities on the inside. We’re ready to satchel up! Are you?
Ruffles speak volumes. And fall catwalks amped them up to full blast. Frills with an edge stole the spotlight, like Balmains ripple stacked power shoulders and ruche rimmed lace pants, while Fendi pinned ruffles to bags, boots, coats, frocks...basically every piece in the collection. And we ain’t mad about it Karl! Not one bit. But if you prefer ruffles with an ethereal sensibility, check out Erdem’s lace and velvet spin on victorian tea dresses modernized with geometric accents and sheer glimpses of skin.
Tie the Knot
If style is in the details, then take note—falls instant street chic accessory to rock is the neckerchief. Think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, no vespa required. From laid back bandanas to solid silk squares, neckerchiefs are the effortless elevated cousin of the chunky scarf tucked in the back of your closet. From Chloe to Nina Ricci, fall runways taught us to style over bare necks and turtlenecks. Simply trade in your summer choker for a flowy neck knot. Or blend the two with Rodarte’s leather buckled neck piece. Tie up any outfit, runway ready or knot.
The Chain Gang
Hoops are happening in a major way. No, not on your lobes—on your clothes. From Alexander Wang's delicate punk pierced seems to Michael Khors peekaboo chest disco rings, metal circles reigned supreme. In the chain department, Moschino wove hardware into furs, while Loewe morphed disco door curtains into luminescent sleeves. Try some chain gang gear to edge up your wardrobe this fall—no crime spree required.
Newsflash! Sequins ain't just for getting your New Years sparkle on. Fall runways channeled foxy disco divas and psychedelic glitter gals worthy of a studio 54 resurrection. Pastel sequin sparkles scaled Versace backpacks, deep oversized flower child florals brightened Burberry shifts, glimmering gold and fuschia wrap dresses seemed to emerge out of a DVF disco queen time machine, and House of Holland went full on Ziggy Stardust with a lightning bolt blazon slip dress. It’s official, the 70’s resurgence shines on!
Solo Statement Earring
Two earrings—classic. One earring—instant statement! From enamel crescent moons to dripping rhinestone costume jewels, the chicest and easiest runway trend to mimic this fall is the solo earring. Think oversized and playful, like Sonia Rykiel’s giant safety pin or Isabel Marant’s mod ball and chain stud. Try shoulder grazing gems for ultimate impact.
This fall, seams are laced not sewn. From Proenza Schouler’s loose laced peekaboo waist and shoulder seams to Balmain’s front corset skirts and textured dress stripes, its all laced together. Puma even reimagined the classic sweat suit with criss crossed accents on hoodie chests and jogger legs. Just remember the ole over under over under to avoid any unraveling.
No, not the country club camisoles and cardigans of yesteryear. We’re talking top to bottom knits here. Just like springs sassy crop top swing skirt combo, fall runways formed matching sets. Think sweater on top, sweater skirt on bottom. From Stella Mccartney and Kenzo’s heavy monochrome sets to Ferragamo’s slinky strips of color, we get why the sweater dress was chopped in two. Versatility is a fall wardrobe's best friend. To get the most wear out of your set, style a hidden tee underneath and waist tie that sweater for instant street chic flare on days when your weather app missed the mark.
(Images via Vogue)