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THE 8 BIGGEST TRENDS FROM FASHION MONTH

From Wes Anderson to the inspiration of the '70s, we round up the biggest trends across the top destination shows. 

When talking about the trends of the fall 2015 season, we only need to refer to two things: there was the cold, and then there was the '70s.

Squarehearts Gucci, Burberry, Rochas, Balenciaga and Marni

From left to right: Gucci, Burberry, Rochas, Balenciaga and Marni. Photos: Imaxtree

We might as well just end it right there — because that is, really, all you need to know. Basically every big trend revolved around these two categories. We understand the focus on warmth — we saw some record-breaking winter temperatures this year, so why not start protecting against the freeze in the chicest manner possible? Designers seemed to all wonder the same thing: what's the best way to keep my customer both warm and fabulous?

Meanwhile, the '70s as a trend certainly isn't a novel idea, though it was a surprise to see that every city embraced it with the same enthusiasm. London was an exciting mix of everything from the '60s through to the '90s, but the Me Decade was the overwhelming winner of the season.

So, how did things shake out for fall 2015? Scroll through to find out.

'70S COLORS

The colors of the season, as we noticed earlier last month, revolved around earthy and natural shades which were popular in the '70s, including burnt oranges, olive greens and browns.

BURNT ORANGE

Celine, Naeem Khan, Tracy Reese, Fendi and Opening Ceremony.

From left to right: Celine, Naeem Khan, Tracy Reese, Fendi and Opening Ceremony. Photos: Imaxtree

OLIVE/ARMY GREENS

Jenny Packham, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Jasper Conran and Prada

From left to right: Jenny Packham, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, Jasper Conran and Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

BROWN

Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Rochas and Anthony Vaccarello

From left to right: Vivienne Westwood, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Rochas and Anthony Vaccarello. Photos: Imaxtree

ATHLEISURE

Preen, Paco Rabanne, Alexis Mabille, Tommy Hilfiger and Rag & Bone.

From left to right: Preen, Paco Rabanne, Alexis Mabille, Tommy Hilfiger and Rag & Bone. Photos: Imaxtree

Athletic clothing doesn't have to be so casual that it can't make the transition to something a little more suitable for outside the gym, and that's where "athleisure" comes in.

CULOTTES

Emilia Wickstead, Emporio Armani, Lie Sang Bong, Valentino and Paul Smith

From left to right: Emilia Wickstead, Emporio Armani, Lie Sang Bong, Valentino and Paul Smith. Photos: Imaxtree

Wide-legged cropped pants? This one's a no brainer — and definitely very '70s.

DUSTERS

Maison Margiela, Undercover, Balmain, John Galliano and Marni

From left to right: Maison Margiela, Undercover, Balmain, John Galliano and Marni. Photos: Imaxtree

Another trend focused on warmth, coats often hit floor lengths this season, coming in just about every shape, color and fabric.

CAPES

Celine, Chalayan, Christopher Raeburn, Dolce & Gabbana and Esteban Cortazar

From left to right: Celine, Chalayan, Christopher Raeburn, Dolce & Gabbana and Esteban Cortazar. Photos: Imaxtree

You'll certainly have your choice of how to drape yourself next fall because it seemed like everyone put their own version of a cape on the runway.

RIBBED KNITS

Diesel Black Gold, Fay, Charlotte Ronson, Baja East and 1205

From left to right: Diesel Black Gold, Fay, Charlotte Ronson, Baja East and 1205. Photos: Imaxtree

Often layered, loose-fitting ribbed knits gave looks a comfortable and slouchy feeling.



October 05, 2015

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