Every season, a specific decade takes over the runways, and after a close competition between the mod ’60s and the 1970s, the latter has won out. But don’t expect to be rocking full-fledged bell bottoms next year. This time, it’s all about subtle touches in retro lapel shapes, juxtaposing color combinations, an abundance of denim, and pant silhouettes that are sometimes flared, sometimes full and wide. It was mayhem in a way, with each designer opting to utilize another trend entirely. We were treated to so much that we are sure that almost anything we wear now goes. And then we realize that just is not the case. While we may love the fashion shows we get to watch for about a month and a half, between New York Fashion Week and the one in London, and then comes Milan and finally we are given a taste of the Parisian brands on the catwalk, we also know that it can get frustrating trying to keep up with all the different looks that we can try on. While some are ludicrous for everyday wear, such as the bare chests or their barely covered up alternatives, others are beyond amazing, such as the velvet materials and the slits going right up the thighs. Yet when it comes to finding a single source that lists all the different looks in one place, we are at a loss. Which is where we come in; this article presents to you all the different fall/ winter 2015-2016 fashion trends spotted on the Fashion Week runways, between all four cities visited of late
After the craze of the summer ‘70s fashion, fall 2015 also brings big proportions of the retro and Bohemian feel of this particular fashion era, letting us enjoy our suedes and flared designs for yet another season. While Diane von Furstenberg, BCBG Max Azria and Karen Walker praised the trend on the runways in New York City, Milan brought Seventies chic through the collections of Roberto Cavalli, Stella Jean, Bottega Veneta, Philosophy and others. The ‘70s gave us David Bowie and lava lamps and a whole lot of other incredible things. As such, we knew we were going to fall in love all over again when we watched the Balmain show and those billowing striped pants come into view, the velvet cuffed overalls of Chloe searing our hearts and the crazy colors of the Elie Saab lightweight dresses simply blowing us away. And then there was the suede used by Jill Stuart alongside the high waists on Zimmermann and the earthy tones of Karen Walker. The ‘70s references also include the turtlenecks that appear almost everywhere, from Mara Hoffman to Creatures of the Wind, and the fur statements that appeared so often, on Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung and so many others. The 1970s groovy prints also made it into the collections themselves, suing psychedelic waves and optical stripes to really push the taste limits on stage. Giambattista Valli seemed to really love the 1970s silhouettes, making a point to include flared pants and covered up necklines.
It is probably one of the prettiest fall 2015 fashion trends to appear on the runways, but we certainly cannot get enough of the peek-a-boo lace trend, with the skin and silhouette showing through, often a little too much, but sometimes acting more demure like in the Bibhu Mohapatra collection. The lace look appears all over the place really but how can one not fall in love with the way it hugs the body on the tight Rodarte pants with the high waists and the blouses that look positively divine? Altuzarra makes the lazy look incredible, while Vivienne Tam adds lace to her collars.
Many of the designers throughout the Fashion Weeks kept including the more masculine oversized pieces, from sweaters to jackets, dresses and capes. Large, rounded shoulders presented on the Balenciaga coats and shortened jackets by Alexander Wang were homage to the founder’s original looks, while these looks appeared in softer silhouetted on the Proenza Schouler and Gucci catwalks, as well as Givenchy, Carven, Alexander Wang’s eponymous label and Kenzo, among others. The tomboyish look was available on the Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Comme des Garcons shows as well, even if it was not particularly oversized every time. The masculine met the feminine for these seasons and we loved the comfort fit of it all.
While nerds are normally seen as individuals who are way too smart for the rest of us and therefore must be outcasts from our groups, though nerdy portrayal on television shows of late has but nothing but positive, the fashion world has embraced their geeky looks with open arms it appears, making the four eyed babes look even chicer than we knew them to be. From Gucci to Prada, tinted lenses and retro furs to the sexy librarian look of Max Mara, we know that boys will be clamouring around these gorgeous, stylish and utterly breathtaking women.
From those amazing fall 2015 trendy colors to the pretty print trends for the season, as well as the styles and shapes of the clothing pieces showcased, we love the new fall/ winter 2015-2016 fashion trends to bits and can’t wait for the colder months to arrive to experiment with our favorite looks!
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