Fashion month has come and gone, with collections in New York, London, Paris, and Milan leaving us with a case of drooping eyelids at our desks, and a sigh as we await for our favorite looks to hit the stores. Just because there’s still a few months until the runway collections become available doesn’t mean that the trends haven’t already trickled into fast fashion stores and onto the bodies of the world’s most fashionable. Wondering how you can step up your game for next fall? The Untitled Magazine reveals our must-have trends from the fall/winter 2016 collections.
Rock With Me
Rocker chic never gets old for edgy women who crave a touch of badass vibes. Whether decked out in head to toe black leather, or mixing edgy jewelry with heavy eyeliner, punk glam is the way to go. Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Elie Saab kept a feminine touch with whimsical hemlines, while Alexander Wang and Saint Laurent’s rock ‘n’ roll looks gave us memories of the 80s. Whether a complete rocker chick or just a stand-in-the-back head-nodder, this trend has something for everyone.
Get Your Shine On
Despite varying fabrics, one trend was certainly in common during this round of fashion weeks: a touch of shine. Whether patent leather or vinyl, pieces that glistened added a unique touch to the women’s collections. From pants and skirts, to jackets and dresses, models were decked out in polished pieces. These high gloss pieces added a funky touch to the outfit, but will fast-fashion knock-offs squeak when we move? Time will tell.
Geometric prints and blunt bangs have the makings of an Egyptian inspired look. For Givenchy, it was an entire collection based on Egypt, while at Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Valentino, an abundance of shapes added to mediterranean vibes. The best part of this trend is how wearable it is, easily adding a fresh touch everyone’s wardrobes.
#TBT: 70s Vibes
A revival of the 70s hit the runway with geeky chic looks, complete with big glasses, all-over florals, and a touch of plaid. Jill Stuart and Miu Miu, revealed matching tops and bottoms, while at Gucci and Vivienne Westwood, brown plaid offset with bold accessories stunned. In an ode to second-wave feminism and women’s fight for equal rights and equal pay all looks were office appropriate. For Anna Sui, Balenciaga, and Fendi, the 70s were bold with all over prints, in bright tones. Perfect for summer’s transition into the fall, these frocks felt both perfectly vintage and wonderfully new.
Pretty in Pastels
For fall 2016 designers are suggesting a lighter color scheme than your usual navy, black, and green. In all over pastels, models stunned as they sauntered down the runways of Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Celine. Aside from a few black touches, looks were mainly one all-over hue, reminding viewers that you can put on just one color on both the top and bottom. While many pastel outfits featured baby pink and neutral shades, Gucci and Balmain took it to a cooler tone in lavender and turquoise.
While pastels were subtle and sweet on the runways, it left room for plenty of glitz and glam. Designers pulled all the sequins out of their craft drawers, creating dresses and skirts that sparkled and glistened. For Dolce and Gabbana, a fairytale collection ended with a troop of silver and pink glamorous dresses. At Roberto Cavalli and Moschino, the sequins took a sexier side, while Gucci reminded us that even a cheeky, nerdy girl loves a touch of sparkle.
Puffs of Warmth
We all know that puffer coats for winter are necessary, but this year designers took it upon themselves to add a fashionable element to the practical staple. For Chanel, a belted look stunned, while Emilio Pucci placed a mountainous landscape in bright colors directly on the quilted coat. Balenciaga and DKNY added a voluminous touch to their versions of the puffer, while Stella McCartney made the usual frumpiness of this heavy garment incredibly lux. When the temps get too cold to even think about heading outdoors, like they did at this years New York shows, these designers gave us options for warmth that still make the most fashionable list.
Sir, Yes Sir
Just like with the 2016 mens looks, designers took a hint from the front lines for their fall/winter collections. In army green coats and heavy buttons, looks were toughened up. Dolce and Gabbana and Givenchy seemed inspired by a formal military uniform, while Public School kept it casual with cargo pants and a black sweater. In total, the looks were the perfect amount of boyish edge for the upcoming fall season.
Fur is no new trend, but in hues like those seen on the runways, it’s definitely different than before. In shaggy textures and funky colors, real and faux fur came out in collars, cuffs, and jackets galore. If one color wasn’t exciting enough, collections like Fendi and House of Holland showed how a multitude of bold colors can up any outfit. It’s an updated take on your vintage fur jacket and the perfect addition to your closet.