So the fashion weeks (or month in that matter) are over, although we are still trying to catch our breaths. Here at Fashion Forte, we couldn’t help but wonder what each city had to offer us for next season.
Here are our 3 key trends from New York FW (AW15).
If you haven’t noticed this trend emerging so far, then you might just be living under a rock. Since last season, the 70s have been emerging, from the flared trousers at Tommy Hilfiger (SS15) to 70s tailored wear seen at Bouchra Jarrar (SS15). Even some high street shops have noticeably take note of the trend with Zara stocking chic numbers in suede fringing (from waistcoats to skirts to bags). As we look forward to spring/ summer 2015, we can confirm spring/ summer 15 definitely started the ball rolling for the 70s trend and New York fashion week has certainly made this Bohemian and chic trend stronger for AW15. New York took one particular theme from the era to its shows. Taking on Glam Rock, the runway was full of party sequins, lurex and glitter, with Rodarte showcasing the epitome of 70’s glam rock. Others also worked embellished sequins to perfection; Proenza Schouler’s dress had over 300,000 sequins and Ralph Lauren’s maxi sequin dress illustrated AW15’s evening wear.
Pretty sure fur coats have not been back for at least 3 years now, and they are not about to come back either. We all love a bit of faux fur to look the part, and New York confirmed just how fun and chic fur is. Fur stoles flung the runways and each and every look oozed elegance and luxury. There were fun colours all added to give them a touch of contemporary styling. Some looks of the ‘across the body’ stole (from left hip, over right shoulder) came from Jason Wu, Creatures of the Wind and Thakoon. The looks give us examples of how the high street can get involved in the flawless styling. If this idea maybe too extravagant for you, look to Altuzarra for how the fur collar will be worn next season.
Haven’t quite seen plaid on the runways or on the high street since AW13, but the chequered print/tartan twilled design returned in full force for fall 2015. Following the 70’s trend, next season’s go-to print is inspired by the 70s idea of androgyny. In tartan, the print in red was in the form of midi skirts. Using Red plaids in their feminine-masculine looks, Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim both used this to create a uniform, almost military style in their boyish collections. Marc by Marc Jacobs created a pleasant plaid print that was fun and the perfect novelty to the trend. After the plaid craze at New York autumn/ winter 15, we can expect this print in tweedy outerwear and strong plaid jackets in our wardrobes next season.