FALL 2015 – THE FASHION TREND REPORT

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The Fall/Winter 2015 season gave us a plethora of fashion forward new trends, from retro looks of the most iconic decades through a modern perspective, an ethereal appeal of fairytales and feathers, and edgy gothic accents. The Untitled Magazine presents you with a complete round up of the season’s most prominent trends.


60’s
Designers: Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein, Carven, Rachel Zoe, Zimmermann

The 1960’s features a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions mirroring social movements of the time. People were dressing in psychedelic prints, highlighter colors, and mismatched patterns and A-line looks. We saw the rise of the hemline to give way to the mini skirt.

70’s
Designers: Chloe, Zimmerman, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Nicole Miller

The 1970’s-often called the “McDecade” began with a continuation of the mini skirts, bell-bottoms, and the androgynous hippie look from the late 1960’s but eventually became one of the most iconic decades for fashion ever. Modern Annie Hall comes to mind.

80’s
Designers: Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann, Balmain, Emilio Pucci, Naeem Khan

“Girls just wanna have fun” this Fall/Winter 2015 is strongly influenced by the 1980’s, which has heavy emphasis on glam silhouettes, sequins, one shoulder looks and ruffles paired with dramatic fashion accessories.

Babydoll
Designers: Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Prada, Vera Wang

Babydoll became a prominent part of the “Kinderwhore” look during the early-to-mid-1990s due to the popularity of Riot grrrl and grunge performers such as Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland. However the trend we see emerge at Fall/Winter 2015 is edgy and delicate, still staying true to the babydoll aspect. The use of the imperial waist, and playful skirt lengths is prevalent. The incorporation of  transparency and lace gives this trend a dreamy and innocent feel.

Belted Retro Silhouette
Designers: Aganovich, Alexander Wang, Ann Demeulemesteer, Balenciaga, Herve Leger

 The use of the big belt to define a more prominent hour-glass shape silhouette was a trend seen all over runways during fashion week.

Boho Magpie
Designers: Lanvin, Anna Sui, BCBG Max Azria, Valentino, Dsquared2

In modern usage the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional -usually artistic- lives. Boho-chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences, which at its height in early 2005 was associated particularly with actress Sienna Miller and model Kate Moss in England and as “boho chic”. The combination of different texture to create a a completely new look.

Bomber Jackets
Designers: Saint Laurent, Roland Mouret, Karen Walker, Donna Karan, Jill Stuart

The flight jacket, bomber jacket, or bombardier jacket refers to a garment originally created for pilots. It first appeared during the war but eventually became part of popular culture and apparel. Due to its popularity it has since seen certain modifications, this statement piece has been a crucial part of pop culture – from movies to hip hop history. Fall/ Winter 2015 included the iconic garment, with different modifications.

Bowtie Collar
Designers: Chanel, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Erin Fetherson, Rochas

Originally made for the male attire, the bow tie has been around since the mid 1880’s, becoming the “black tie” we know today. It was not until the 1920’s and 1930’s that the bow tie crossed over to women’s fashion, mainly thanks to stars like Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn who popularized the bow tie look in their many films. In Fall/Winter 2015 we see the return of the bow tie, as well as several interpretations of this classical piece. It adds a delicate twist to any outfit!

Browns and Oranges
Designers: Bottega Veneta, Dior, Lanvin, Acne Studios, Thakoon

Fall/Winter 2015 color palettes did not shy away from the warm tones of orange and brown. Evoking a beautiful autumn afternoon, this is a must for the fall wardrobe. Playing with different silhouettes and pieces of clothing, the key trend is the combination of these two colors.

Capes
Designers: Chloe, Burberry, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Valentino

Capes are the new jackets. Designers have dialed up the drama on the Fall/Winter 2015 shows during Paris Fashion Week, eschewing jackets in favor of cool capes in varying silhouettes, prints, and textiles.

Monochrome
Designers: Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Versace, Dion Lee

Monochrome, is a trend of wearing a solid colors in an outfit. The result is a simple yet chic look. Prints and patterns are typically not used in the monochromatic look, as such designs would take away. It allows you to work with a blank canvas, to emphasize accessories or a bold make-up.

Double Breasted Jacket
Designers: Givenchy, Gucci, Acne Studios, Mui Mui, Calvin Klein

The term “double-breasted” refers to a coat or jacket with two parallel columns of buttons and overlapping front flaps. The typical double-breasted blazer has one to four rows of buttons, only one or two of which are functional. A “number-on-number” structure is used to describe the construction of a specific jacket, in which the first number is the total number of buttons and the second number is the number of fastening buttons below the lapel. With intricate details and creative patterns the coats are here to stay for Fall/Winter 2015.

Fairytales
Designers: Badgley Mischka, Tadashi Shoji, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Dennis Basso

The fairytale imagery has always been a source of inspiration for fashion designers and has always been a kind of “green light” for the creation of the most theatrical outfits.  The Fall/Winter 2015 collections also have their own ‘fairy touch.’

Feathers
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano, Rodarte, Naeem Khan, Proenza Schouler

If there’s one trend that just oozes glamour and induces jaw-dropping reactions whenever it pops up on the red carpet, it’s feathers. Tons of well-known women have rocked the style at big award shows. And luckily for this flock of A-listers, the trend is back and better than ever before — at least according to the Fall 2015 runways. Big, small, thin, plentiful, feathers are everywhere at the moment.

Fringes
Designers: Esteban Cortazar, Tom Ford, KTZ, Roberto Cavalli, BCBG Max Azaria

We saw fringe all over the fall 2015 runways, though it might seem like a trickier trend to pull off, it works well on coats, jackets and skirts, as well as on accessories like handbags and shoes. Needless to say, you can wear it just about anywhere.

Fur
Designers: Saint LaurentAltuzarra, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Gucci

Maybe you’ve noticed the hordes of street style stars sporting colorful fur coats, scarves, and stoles this season? Well, it looks like the trend is showing no signs of slowing down, since the Fall 2015 runways in New York have so far been awash in furry accoutrements that cry, “Look at me!” From striped fur stoles to pastel furry coats, designers are using fur accents—whether real or faux—to give everything from silky evening wear to ladylike jackets and added oomph of luxury.

Gladiator / Medieval
Designers: Ann Demeulemeester, Reem Acra, Nicholas K, Gareth Pugh, Lanvin

Drawing inspiration from Medieval and Roman history, we see the combination of soft fabrics with leather, embroidery and metal details. Creating a strong yet delicate feminine silhouette. Although this trend might not be so street friendly it gives us an opportunity to explore our inner warrior and combine it with our everyday look.

Gothic
Designers: Comme des Garcons, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, Yohji Yamamoto

The term “goth” comes with a host of negative connotations, but nevertheless is a resurgent force in fashion. Fall 2015 Fashion Week may as well have been labeled an ode to ebony, as black supplanted nearly every other color on more than several designer runways, heralding the return of more moody styles.

Military Green
Designers: Stella McCartney, Charlotte RonsonMichael Kors, Esteban Cortazar, Pamella Roland

An unexpected trend for fall 2015 we saw the military green complete outfit, adding an utilitarian alternative for the fall color palette. With varying silhouettes and shades of the famous green, this trend is here to stay.

Houndstooth
Designers: House of Holland, Jill Stuart, Miu Miu, Simone Rocha, Prada

Designers have gravitated toward the traditional woven pattern for Fall/Winter 2015 showcasing miniature gun club checks on a variety of outerwear pieces, like blazers and overcoats, in rustic, autumnal hues. But instead of committing to a menswear-inspired look in its entirety, they’ve offset the masculine energy with romantic lace. The result—a brilliant masculine-feminine combo.

Knee length skirts
Designers: Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Zac Posen

Although we saw the return of the miniskirt with the 60’s trend, we also saw a more conservative knee length skirt. With different textures, embroidery, silhouettes, patterns and slits. Giving us more options for  Fall/Winter 2015.

Knits
Designers: Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Valentino, Vera Wang, Vionnet

Knits became popular after the 1920’s, and were commonly associated with sports such as golf or tennis. However for Fall/Winter 2015  the classical knit, becomes something else. The different interpretations boast unique patterns, details, and textures. They can be seen as a single piece or they can make up the complete look.

Lace
Designers: Altuzarra, Christopher Kane, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Burberry

Lace has become the second skin on the runway for Fall/Winter 2015, with different colors and textures. Taking a sexier approach, leaving little or nothing to the imagination. Used in full length dresses, pants, shirts; or maybe just little details, where the skin might peek through.

Leather
Designers: Saint Laurent, Emporio Armani, Erdem, Fendi, Jason Wu

A non-traditional fabric, leather has become essential for Fall/Winter 2015. Creating full ensembles, from jumpsuits, skirts, and pants. The use of leather in different colors, and the manipulation of this fabric makes it multidimensional. We also see leather being used in the key accessories of the season.

Leopard
Designers: Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Mui Mui, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs

The print will always be relevant as designers are constantly updating it with new and refreshing takes. This season, the prints are a little more subdued and a lot more wearable, making it a top trend for fall.

Librarians
Designers: Max Mara, Gucci, Zac Posen, Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani

A sexy Intellectual is represented in Fall/Winter 2015, with a more conservative silhouette. Thanks to various designers the fashion realm has been able to create a stylish scholar. By adding accessories like backpacks, glasses and comfortable shoes  maintaining the styling true to the inspiration.

Long Skirts
Designers: ChanelMarc Jacobs, Tom FordVionnet, Zimmermann

Long skirts were seen all across the runway in Fall/Winter 2015, recalling the 70’s maxi skirt. With bright patterns, textures and details.

Mid Calf Skirts
Designers: Balenciaga, Fendi, Karen Walker, Olimpia Le-Tan, Gucci

The whole spectrum of skirt lengths were represented in Winter/Fall 2015. High-waist mid-calf skirts will become a statement piece.

Minimalism
Designers: Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham, Vera Wang, Fendi

After a revival of all the decades, a simple and minimalist esthetic also shines this season. With a neutral and simple palette this trend summons a modern alternative. With clear lines and simple styling.

Mixed Patterns
Designers: Just Cavalli, Fausto PuglisiChanel, Tom Ford, Missoni

Bold combinations of textures and patterns to create a statement. The styling of certain pieces was key for some of the looks that walked the runway for Fall/Winter 2015.

Textured Tights
Designers: Saint Laurent, Versace, Anna Sui, Monique L’Huillier, Rodarte

Tights are no longer plain: on the runway there were tights with patterns, cut outs, knitted, lace, intricate art work. It became another integral part of a look not just for necessity but also for self-expression. It is clear from the runways that it is a statement piece for this upcoming season.

Motorcycle Jackets
Designers: Saint Laurent, Byblos Milan, Diesel, Guy Laroche, Porsche Design

A must-have in every closet: the motorcycle jacket. It was quickly adopted by popular culture after making its debut in Hollywood in iconic movies such “The Wild One” and “Grease” (being the piece that made Sandy’s transformation). Many  different silhouettes and interpretations were seen on Fall/Winter 2015 runway shows.

Over-sized Collars
Designers: Aganovich, Balmain, Emporio Armani, Chanel, Christopher Raeburn

Bye-Bye Peter Pan collars and hello over sized collars for fall 2015! The collar becomes a more important part of the overall look. It is more prominent than years before, creating and interesting and modern silhouette.

Pastels
Designers: Dior, Vivienne Westwood Red, Giambattista Valli,Dolce & Gabbana, Acne Studios

A range of pastel colors, with soft pinks and soft blues were scattered all over the fashion weeks for Fall/Winter 2015. With elaborate patterns and additional details, the pastels made a statement: reminding us of the cool winter sunset tones.

Plaid
Designers: 3.1 Phillip Lim, ADEAM, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Thornton Bregazzi

We are introduced to a more masculine silhouette, using plaid as  key component. Originally design to distinguish from Scottish clans; tartan has become  a most have in a modern closet.  Applied to whole dresses, pants, accessories, or just details, plaid is here to stay.

Puffy Jackets/Quilted
Designers: Fendi, Chanel, Barbara Bui, Moschino, Versace

This season designers made us feel cozy in quilted jackets! Either with an over-sized Fendi or a chic quilted bomber jacket.  This trend is inviting us to stay warm and cozy during the winter months.

Rock and Roll
Designers: Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Anthony Vaccarello, Phillip Plein, Zadig & Voltaire

Leather, metal, and a lot of black; with that designers brought rock and roll back! An edgy feminine silhouette is predominant, with short skirts, transparencies, and intricate necklines. Although they did not shy away from masculine jackets to complete the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” look.

Sequins
Designers: Blumarine, Temperly London, Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Nina Ricci

Basic silhouettes and slip dresses took  it to the next level by adding a little bit of sparkle! Fall has never look so good. Adding some shine to basic pieces, was key for Fall/Winter 2015.

Suede
Designers: Jill Stuart, Maison Margiela, Burberry, Chanel, Zimmermann

 Suede bring us back to the 1970’s. Although it is heavily represented on garments, we can still admire it on shoes and bags. This season we see hues of blue, lavender, and green transforming the classical suede. The overall look is delicate and very 70’s.

Transparency
Designers: Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Vivienne Tam, Tadashi Shoji, Acne Studios

Transparency has been gaining strength as the seasons go by. Creating a weightless, effortless and elegant look. During fashion week we saw transparency with lace, embroidery, and both with undergarments and bare skin.

Tutus
Designers: Saint Laurent, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Olimpia Le-Tan, Dolce & Gabbana

The prima ballerina gave inspiration for tutu trend. Different interpretations of the classical attire were showcased all over the runways. From an edgy Saint Laurent, to a delicate and decorative Dolce & Gabbana.

Velvet
Designers: Just Cavalli, Christopher Kane, Emilio Pucci, Emilio de la Morena, Simone Rocha

Staying with the theme of the 80’s, “She wore blue velvet” and every other shade possible. From dark purples to bright blue. Sophisticated, chic, and luxurious making it easy to indulge in velvet this fall.

White on White
Designers: Nina Ricci, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Dion Lee, Fendi

50 shades of white for Fall/Winter 2015. Not your classical color for the cooler moths. Winter whites have become an avant-garde look. The silhouettes are simple and feminine, placing emphasis on accessories.

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