Trend Report: New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015
In case you missed it, New York Fashion Week came in like a bang and left fashionistas with a long list of must-haves for fall. Of course, there were furs and plaids galore in every collection, but some trends were standouts. Below are a few of the trends to include in your wardrobe and even try out right now!
Who Said Turtlenecks Were Out?
With the 70s splashed throughout most of the Fall/Winter 2015 collections, the turtleneck has definitely made a comeback. But, not in a bad way by no means! The turtleneck was the backdrop for the BCBG Max Azria collection. As the base for layering brilliantly designed dresses, smocks, and embroidered outerwear, nearly all of the outfits included a turtleneck of some type. Tome's collection included turtlenecks made of scrunched gauzy fabric that contrasted and accentuated structured outerwear. Tome also included turtleneck cuffs sans the shirt paired sometimes with v-neck dresses. Along with turtleneck sweaters in black and rust, Tome showed a vertically color-blocked black and purple turtleneck styled several different ways.
Marsala may be the Pantone Color of the Year, but purple, especially cashmere rose, tried to upstage it in a big way. While marsala was quite conspicuous, even paired with purple often, there was no shortage of shades of purple including jewel tones like amethyst orchid, light shades like lavender, and everything in between.
There were fringe skirts, tops, and dresses. Yet, the Rebecca Minkoff boots were an example of fringe perfection. These suede boots that came in varying heights, closed and peep-toe as well as brown, black, and white varieties were show stoppers. They will grace many feet this fall because they are stylish and translate well for many occasions.
Floppy unflattering gauchos of a few years back are gone, and impeccably tailored gauchos are way in! From Kate Spade New York to Parkchoonmoo who showed grey "skauchos" (skirt/gauchos), this cropped hemmed pant were included in many collections. Sometimes worn with boots or styled with flats or classic pumps, tailored gauchos are a fresh take on menswear while staying feminine.
Summer Glow for the Fall Shows
There was a common beauty theme that ran through each of the shows: dewy skin. It was refreshing to see a beauty trend for fall that gave a feeling of warmth to contrast falling temperatures that come with the season or with these shows for that matter. Misting products will help you achieve that dewy glow, but do not over saturate your face because you'll look oily instead of dewy. Nude or lightly stained lip color completed the runway beauty look. Give this and all of these trends a try before the weather heats up!
- Carrie Paxson