20 Fashion Trends for Fall and Winter
From the runways of Paris, here are the latest trends you can expect to see influence our fashion this Fall and Winter. What’s your favorite? From sixties prints to military khaki and eccentric furs, how will you translate these looks from runway into reality?
20 trends for Fall/Winter 2014-2015
Posted August 25, 2015 on vogue.fr. See original post.
Written by Jennifer Neyt, Eugénie Trochu and Margaux Krehl, translated by Charlotte Sutherland-Hawes.
Twiggy, Penelope Tree and Jane Birkin were on the minds of designers at Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton this season. Mini-skirts, trapeze dresses, patent Mary-Janes, graphic bobs and pastel colors paid tribute to the baby doll style, presenting a fresh, carefree take on the Swinging Sixties London.
Left to right, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Saint Laurent.
A trend also seen at Miu Miu, Valentino and Ralph Lauren.
All over knits
One of the most prominent trends for Winter was the comfortingly soft, full look in wool, as seen at Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Céline. This trend works best in neutral tones.
Left to right, Céline, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs.
A trend also seen at Haider Ackermann, Sonia Rykiel and Paul Smith.
Reinterpreted at Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, Pucci and Versace, this indispensable winter classic became extraordinary: wild influences, patchwork effect and flashes of vibrant red updated the rules of the classic and eternal fur coat.
Left to right, Just Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Fendi.
A trend also seen at Versace, Balmain and Marc Jacobs.
An eternal classic, the ¾ length coat cut a longer length this season. The men’s overcoat seen at Dior took on a feminine look at Céline with elegant white buttons and a defined waist, while Lanvin made the piece sing in a full black look.
Left to right, Céline, Lanvin, Christian Dior.
A trend also seen at Miu Miu, Calvin Klein and Costume National.
Gold took to the spotlight as it cascaded across the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 runways. Making audiences want to hit the dance floor, the gold rush trend was seen at Saint Laurent, Prada, Chloé and Moschino.
Left to right, Chloé, Prada, Saint Laurent.
A trend also seen at Carven, Dolce & Gabbana and Rodarte.
The couture touch of ostrich feathers graced ready-to-wear runways this season. Soft and light, the plumes added a touch of refined elegance to each silhouette, floating breezily down the runway, as light as the wings of a bird.
Left to right, Lanvin, Céline, Alexander McQueen.
A trend also seen at Emanuel Ungaro, Alberta Ferretti and Marni.
From Fendi to Miu Miu, the athletic esthetic continued to inspire designers this season, seen both in fleece and mesh fabrics in a red, blue and black palette, each item brought a cool, dynamic sportswear vibe to the runway.
Left to right, Miu Miu, Fendi, Louis Vuitton.
A trend also seen at Céline, Jeremy Scott and T by Alexander Wang.
From Little Red Riding Hood, to Snow White and the Queen of Hearts, Fall/Winter 2014-2015’s collections were dreamy and imaginative. Poetic silhouettes made of delicate fabrics and precious embroidery were a homage to some of the most famous fairytales. The trend was seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Valentino.
Left to right, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Valentino.
This winter, suits take on a masculine edge, as girls walked the runway in boyfriend-borrowed ensembles. The trend for classically tailored suits was seen at Haider Ackermann, Hermès and Ralph Lauren.
Left to right, Haider Ackermann, Hermès, Ralph Lauren.
A trend also seen at Stella McCartney, Maison Martin Margiela and Christopher Kane.
It’s time to step in line as military hit the runway for Fall/Winter 2014-2015. With khaki as the dominating color, the rules and rigor of the army captured designers’ attention, inspiring a fashion soldier’s uniform of stricter silhouettes and structured looks.
Left to right, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant.
A trend also seen at Vivienne Westwood, Alberta Ferretti and Paul & Joe.
For Fall/Winter 2014-2015, quilting is no longer just a feature on bags and leather goods. Worn as a coat, upholstery-style fabric enveloped feminine silhouettes in a cozy cocoon, fashionable protection against sub 32°F temperatures.
Left to right, Junya Watanabe, Kenzo, Chloé.
The Seventies cult argyle sweater has made its big return this season on the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 runways, updated to suit both the city and the mountain. Louis Vuitton paired the classic piece with a Sixties leather skirt, whilst Maison Martin Margiela cinched it with a skinny belt, and Tommy Hilfiger featured fringe detailing.
Left to right, Louis Vuitton, Maison Martin Margiela, Tommy Hilfiger.
A trend also seen at Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Temperley London.
Shearling made its comeback for Winter 2014 as this season’s must-have piece. The truly wintery trend was shown in cuddly, soft silhouettes, with an ethnic vibe at Burberry or pop feel at Prada.
Left to right, Etro, Prada, Burberry Prorsum.
A trend also seen at Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Anthony Vaccarello.
Black and white went graphic on the runway, as designers presented intricately geometric patterns, Rorschach-style motifs and trompe l’œil effects. The prints of the season created hypnotic images and optical illusions.
Left to right, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Dries van Noten.
A trend also seen at Giambattista Valli, Maiyet and Creatures of the Wind.
An iconic piece of folk style, the poncho was a key garment on the Burberry, Etro and Roberto Cavalli runways. Roberto Cavalli presented a sophisticated look in monochrome with a fur hood, whilst at Burberry and Etro they hung nonchalantly over models’ shoulders like a chic blanket.
Left to right, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Burberry Prorsum.
A trend also seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Barbara Bui and Alexis Mabille.
An echo to the arty trend seen on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways, Sixties prints are back for Winter, updated with a modern twist. Prada and Chloé showed silk dresses entirely in vintage prints, while Valentino chose psychedelic accents for a true Sixties feel, that was nothing if not vibrant.
Left to right, Prada, Chloé, Valentino.
A trend also seen at Jonathan Saunders, Paul & Joe and Diane von Furstenberg.
Whether scarlet, embroidered with pearls or delicate designs, paired with a fur hood, or straight from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the cape is the outerwear piece of choice for Fall/Winter 2014. It provides an alluring cocoon with echoes of the fairytale trend, seen at Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana.
Left to right, Dolce & Gabbana, Gareth Pugh, Valentino.
A trend also seen at Junya Watanabe, Burberry Prorsum and Elie Saab.
Shimmering, silky velvet was used as never before this season, creating an androgynous pajama-style suit, and Sixties-inspired dresses. On the runway, the fabric brought a soft halo to each piece as it caught the light, for a sensual feel.
Left to right, Nina Ricci, Tom Ford, Chanel.
A trend also seen at Etro, Fendi and Emporio Armani.
“This world without leopard…I mean, who would want to be here?” Diana Vreeland famously exclaimed about this eternal symbol of femininity and uninhibited sensuality. Still making fashion roar today, it was found on the runways at Giorgio Armani, Céline and Givenchy.
Left to right, Céline, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy.
A trend also seen at Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balmain.
Singing in the rain
Miu Miu, Balenciaga and Sacai reinvented the rain coat, providing waterproof parkas for winter downpours. With either a Sixties feel, sportswear vibe or covered in fur, this trend will add a touch of magic and excitement to the rain.
Left to right, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Sacai.
A trend also seen at Paul & Joe, T by Alexander Wang and Peter Pilotto.