The designers have spoken: the latest series of fashion weeks—from New York to Paris—has come to a close and the world's top fashion houses have all revealed their fall/winter 2015 collections. Here, we round up seven trends straight from the runway that should be in your wardrobe rotation come fall.
That 70’s Style
Boho never seems to go out of style; this season the runways were awash with nostalgia for the '70s. In Paris, Chloé sent out models floating down the runway wearing breezy, feminine dresses in bold patterns and colors, while toting suede bags—the new leather of the season.
Altuzarra wowed the New York fashion set with a collection that juxtaposed ultra-feminine materials like sheer lace with tailored menswear pieces. Meanwhile, Gucci unveiled its own iteration of the trend, featuring tailored suits in floral prints.
Don't shy away from colors this fall; though black dominated the runways, pops of bright palettes—like deep reds and blood oranges—shone through. In New York, Proenza Schouler proved bold is best with a vibrant red dress featuring black bandages, while at Hermès, the collection dripped with burgundy and poppy hues.
Bigger is Better
When it comes to skirts, the more volume, the better. Parisian designer Mary Katrantzou proved this trend with her multidimensional, peplum skirts.
Keeping in line with the '70s theme, fringe made several appearances on the runways. When trying the whimsical trend on your own, you can either go all out or leave it to the details. Take cues from the fringe-filled Burberry Prorsum show, where models sauntered down in fringed capes, heels, and skirts.
Fall for Florals
The springtime staple gets a makeover appropriate for the cooler weather. Marc Jacobs extended the life of floral-patterned dresses and skirts by coupling them with black leather boots, gloves, and moody lip colors.
Bring out your inner wild child with fall's edgiest trends: metallic-accented jackets, micro-minis, and a generous dose of eyeliner. Heidi Slimane does it right with the oversized, silver jacket and leather number he sent down the Paris runway for Saint Laurent.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN (CHLOE); NEILSON BARNARD (ALTUZARRA); JP YIM (PROENZA SCHOULER); TIM P. WHITBY (MARY KANTRANTZOU); IAN GAVAN (BURBERRY PRORSUM); SLAVIN VASLIC (MARC JACOBS); THIERRY CHESNOT (SAINT LAURENT)