With autumn three weeks in, we take a look at the Automne-Hiver 2015 collections from New York to Paris for style inspiration. These are just a few of the trends shown above on our mood board to consider implementing now through the early new year:
Many designers pulled from the fabrics and patterns seen so frequently in Eastern cultures and brought them into a wearable form. Mary Katrantzou, Burberry, Lanvin and Givenchy are just a few who incorporated rich textiles and textures into their show. Etro took it one step further by patterning different fabrics and patches to a cohesive, très chic look.
Alexander McQueen quite often has incorporated black laces into their collections, and this season they did so with a Victorian preference as did Givenchy and Altuzarra. High-neck ruffled collars adorned models at Alberta Ferreti, granting the grace of an elegantly structured blouse but with the tease of sheer fabric, a mix of modesty and sultry all in one.
The full-length duster coat is already hitting high street fashion chains after its reinvention during fashion week from designers Chanel, Dries Van Noten and Ralph Lauren. Whether it is a double-breasted military coat or a lighter wool casual cut, full length coats were never more classic.
We aren’t saying fur isn’t a major accessory every fall/winter (we have felt that British winter chill), but fashion month saw a strong emphasis on luxe furs in more unexpected places. Either way, fur always makes a statement, not because of its price tag, but because of its fluffy, regal appearance and investment-worthy quality. Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Giambattista Valli were a few of the designers who took multi-hued furs and incorporated them at waistlines, on pockets, cuffs and even on gowns.
The coziest of fabrics is already showstopping in blazer-form, but try wearing velvet as wide-legged trousers like the crimson pair from Emilio Pucci, or if you want to take it to the next level, Sonia Rykel debuted a deep, low V-cut jumpsuit we are all adding to our wishlists! (Weather too hot for velvet? Velveteen might be a better alternative!)
The “borrowed from the boys” trend has only just began. With collections becoming more and more gender fluid, things like patent leather brogues and women’s pantsuits are the norm. Every woman in our opinion should have a Saint Laurent-esque pantsuit, but other designers this season have contributed just as chic options in tweed, leather and pinstripes like Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykel, and Chloé.
Loewe, Nina Ricci and Dior were amongst our favorites in executing this trend for fall. Metallics, 70’s-inspired, and glossy vinyl all had a place on the runway. A/W is one of our favorite times to don shiny pieces, like patent leather boots or even a head-to-toe sequined gown (thank you, Ralph Lauren!).