Although I loved summer and I wish the sun could stay a little longer, I must say that I am really excited about Fall and its fashion trends. In the Ready-To-Wear Fashion shows that I attended this year behind my computer (thank God for live streaming) I was surprised by the elegance of the clothes and I have to say, in overall I loved every show in its own unique way. I loved seeing stars and cute cartoon signs surviving from Summer to Fall, and the pleated skirts are going to come around again; all that with a classy twist. My thought for this upcoming season is that most of the trends that’ll show up are unique and timeless at the same time, which seems like the perfect combination if you ask me.
For this blog I decided to give you the trends that caught my eye on the Ready-To-Wear Fashion shows for Fall 2016. Let’s see what the top shows are telling us..
Modern Victorian: Romance and ruffles // Not only did fashion during the Victorian era give us the nowadays off-the-shoulder trend, but the ruffles are also being loved and this in combination with lace is the must-have trend to own this Fall. I love how something so aged does not look costume-ish with the right amount of modern dose added to it.
Left to right: ALexander McQueen, Balmain, Dolce & Gabanna
Traditional handwork: Embroidery // Embroidery is probably my favourite traditional trend that has come back this year. From jeans to coats to formal suits, it’s an embellishment that makes any piece unique and to be fair, it is just so fascinating to look at. It’s great to see how serious craftsmanship and using old techniques are getting more popular. If only I could do that kind of handwork, I swear I’d do it on all my jeans. And I mean, look at those mice on that beautiful dress from Dolce & Gabanna; cuteness overload!
Left to right: Dolce & Gabanna, Erdem, Dolce & Gabanna
Silver + geometry equals magic // This Summer I’ve had this weird obsession with silver circles, and I loved to see this on the catwalk and yes, I will wear this multiple times. To me, every look needs an edge; something refreshing, something that says ‘this is not just another black outfit’ (I wear black 23/7). We’ve seen a lot of metallic effects the past year, but metallic circles (or any geometrical form) will win this Fall. Or at least, I hope so.
Left to right: Chanel, Saint Laurent, Loewe
Tweed // It’s commonly thought that tweed was originally worn by working men in Scotland as it is a rugged fabric, resistant to wind and water with insulating properties. But since a few years ago it has been a go-to fabric during Ready-To-Wear shows for Fall and it can be worn everyday in a casual or a chic way. Honestly, when I think of tweed, I immediately think of Chanel (a.k.a. paradise). This fashion brand just always knows how to bring a new life to tweed, creating playful patterns and using colours you’ve never thought of actually wearing – but of course, Chanel then changes your mind. I was happy to notice a little tweed here and there on the runway and I hope to see more of it soon.
Left to right: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Loewe
A little less is more: one shoulder // The off-the-shoulder trend was probably the biggest trend this Spring/Summer that I noticed and I was a big fan of it too. It gave sensual and fun vibes to any look and it was perfect for hot days – and fortunately we had lots of those this year! But if you can show two shoulders, you can surely show only one as well, right? At least, that’s what Saint Laurent was definitely telling us. I love how sexy the one-shoulder trend looks, and with enough coverage on the rest of the look it comes off so modest. Are you loving it as much as I do?
Left to right: Chanel, Saint Laurent, Chanel
What more? // The trends mentionned in this collage are some that I absolutely love. Wearing a dress over a turtleneck sweater is the next big thing, along with the military style that Jeezy is all about in its ready-to-wear collection. Also, if you ever come across an almost oversized skirt with lots of prints on; don’t think about it, buy it.
Left to right: (big printed skirts) Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada / (turtleneck) Valentino, Loewe, Valentino / (big sleeves and military) Marni, Jeezy, Marni
Sooo.. who’s excited for Fall? And what are some of your favourite trends to wear?
Let me know in the comments below, I am curious! 🙂