Fall season is at its peak. And if you have already cleaned up your closet from all the tank tops and daisy dukes, it is time to discover new season's best fashion novelties. We are breaking down 10 of the hottest autumn-winter fashion trends straight from the most influential runways of the word. Moreover, explaining how to transfer them into your wardrobe.
Fashion Trend #1 - Mary Jane Shoes
You might have owned a pair of these iconic shoes when you were in elementary school. This season Mary Janes is back, but with a little twist. Now you can purchase a colorful sparkling shoe decorated with glitter and jewels at MiuMiu. Classic chunky heel in metallic get-up was seen at Prada show. Go all retro and team them with an A-line mini skirt or cropped trousers. Also, if it gets chilly, throw on a cashmere coat as suggested by Prada at fall 2015 ready-to-wear.
Fashion Trend #2 - 70s Era
The 1970 trend swiftly transitioned from summer to autumn. This season look out for the coolest fringe pencil skirts (spotted at Burberry Prorsum), ethnic prints, and earthy colors. Style flowy chiffon dresses with faux fur vests, biker jackets and suede Chelsea boots. Don't be afraid of color. Mixing prints and textures is in as well as layering. Clare Waight Keller of Chloe presented her vision of the iconic 70s adapted by brands' aesthetics. Wide pants, knitted ponchos will fit into any fall wardrobe.
Fashion Trend #3 - Velvet
You can make velvet look vampy and edgy, which we saw at Alexander Wag show. Cutouts and metal trim in these fierce all-black pieces make the color look not so plain and unusually eloquent. Don't get discouraged by the massive Frankenstein shoes, unless you are a big fan of Goth culture. This collection was labelled one of the most 'customer-friendly' of recent Wang's creations, but looked rather extreme because of styling. Just swap heavy boots with a pair of cute sneakers or heels and rock black velvet.
A much different example of velvet we saw at Topshop Unique. Thick pastel blazers, skirts and long pants give a vintage, yet fresh feel. It looked like these beautiful models hoped on the runway straight from a hustling London street somewhere in 1976. Real life outfits that are rich in detail, minimal makeup, and natural hair promote simplicity and comfort in fashion, just like brand's spirit animals: Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss.
Fashion Trend #4 - Sheer Fabrics
Free the nipple is the right slogan for the recent Gucci collection. We saw a lot of delicate sheer tops with beautiful embroidery. Another magical 70s reference for everyday wearing and sheer lacy tops are best with braletts and layering.
Alexander Wang presented another metal trimmed dress in fall & winter collection, but this time it is sheer, reminding of a couture fisherman's net.
Fashion Trend #5 - Color Pink
One of the most omnipresent shades on the runways this season has a lot to show. Ranging from blush pink to dark magenta, this color is proving to be perfect for any skin tone. You just have to find one that suits you the best. Ideal for girly girls, but if you are not one – try to dilute the sweetness with grungy pieces like combat boots or a studded biker jacket. One of the options is going for the darkest tint, though still looking romantic and feminine. What about a pink total look? Take inspiration from Christian DIOR!
Fashion Trend #6 - Dark Victoriana
Riccardo Tisci described his collection as a “Victorian-chola girl" with her septum rings and kiss curls. It is no surprise that Givenchy showed gothic inspired looks again. What's new this season that other brands like Giles and Alberta Ferretti picked up is the same deathly dark vibe in their shows. Also, many street style bloggers and fashion gurus have recently been obsessed with dark Victoriana. Wear something similar to a cocktail party to look like a sophisticated rebel.
Fashion Trend #7 - Lace Up Shoes
Our favorite celebs ( Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and basically everyone) have been sporting this trend since last summer. This time, top designers presented a fall interpretation of a dearly loved pair. Thigh high, high knee, sandals, stilettos we have seen it all. Best brown leather lace ups were spotted at Chloe, teamed with a slip dress and a double-breasted cape. You could wear this type of shoes with knee high socks. A feminine pair with adorable pom poms was shown at Gucci show. Adds up to any girly outfit makes it more interesting and well thought-out.
Fashion Trend #8 - Black and White
This classic color combination never goes out of style, but always becomes one of the most interpreted and played around with. This one caught our attention: supposedly a “waitress" at the Brasserie Gabrielle show wore a scrumptious voluminous white skirt, tweed black jacket and a glittery bow tie. Beautiful allegory as always, we could not help but mention a mid-heeled, toe-capped slingback shoes in beige and black.
Fashion Trend #9 - Puffer Coats
Comfort meets high fashion. Fluffy everything: jackets, skirts, dresses, even bags were introduced by Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. Gooses down coats are perfect for wearing during winter. Style them in a unique and different way to look trendy and extraordinary, but remember that warmth and convenience are the most important factors in rough weather conditions. Why not to try a monochrome look like we saw at Alexander Wang? Single color or tint balances out a hefty jacket with the rest of your outfit. Try light brown instead of all-black.
Fashion Trend #10 - 80s era
Festive ruffles, bright colors, long silky pants are ready for a fresh revival. The electric neon colors were at their peak back then, now they are coming back to life in a much more sophisticated way, exactly like we saw it at Balmain.
There it is! Wonders of the current season are here for you to enjoy. Play around with the new fashion trends and create your unique interpretations of what we saw on the runway recently.