Mere weeks after the commencement of the Fall 2019 runway looks at New York Fashion Week, fashionista’s and fashionisto’s alike have begun to curate chic ensembles inspired by trends that emerged from America’s largest fashion event.
No matter if you’re majoring in modesty or an expert in being extra, NYFW had something for those at any end of the fashion spectrum. From purples to patchwork, the runways ran rampant with a glamorous mix of traditional fall-wear infused with elements usually reserved for warmer weather.
After observing all the shows from fan favorites like Marc Jacobs to talented newbies such as Tomo Koizumi, we’ve compiled a list of 10 trends that will undeniably be everywhere this fall and will help guide you to achieve these looks at a fraction of the cost.
Pretty in Patchwork
This Americana-inspired nostalgic look made a comeback to the runway a few years ago, and this past season it proved its staying power. Modern takes on this timeless classic appeared in the glamorous Michael Kors Collection, made a statement in the Oscar de la Renta show, and saw a fresh take in a colorful Eckhaus Latta two-piece sweater set.
2000’s girls’ rejoice! Your favorite form-fitting accessory has made a full-fledged comeback. From Tibi’s pairing of a skinny waist snatcher with a slim fit suit to Adeam’s placement of a bold black belt over a bright wintery look, waist cinchers were everywhere. Whether you’re wearing a coat, strutting in a suit, or rocking a layered look waist accentuating belts are the perfect way to break up an ensemble.
The color purple isn’t just for rain anymore. The regal signature hue of royalty made an undeniable splash across this runway season. From Christian Siriano’s electrifying eggplant gowns to Kate Spade’s luxury silky floor-length dresses, visions of sugar plums were literally everywhere. While some designers chose to incorporate pops the plush color, most found head to toe was the way to go.
Modern-Matrix: Head-to-Toe Leather Looks
A fall fashion staple, leather has long been the unsung signature of the arrival of autumn. Traditionally a classic black moto jacket has been enough to achieve the leather look, but this fall full head-to-toe leather ensembles are all the rage. With designers like Zimmerman releasing floor length burgundy leather dresses to Sies Marjan’s bold blue leather suit, it seems the more leather the merrier.
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As animal-friendly fashion brands move away from real fur and towards faux fur, their love of animal prints will seemingly never die. Marc Jacobs introduced us to an elegant leopard print cape. The Kate Spade Collection introduced a line of candy colored animal print dusters. From zebra to python prints, animal print was everywhere.
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From Prabal Gurung’s colorful furry coat to Anna Sui’s candy colored chic Chanel-inspired suits, bold bright hues brought a refreshing edgy element not normally reserved for autumn. The mind-blowing, attention grabbing trend was incorporated in everything from colorful coats to glamorous gowns this one trippy trend that was impossible to miss.
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Beautifully Bold in Brown Leather
As previously stated, head-to-toe leather looks were a major movement among shows this season. Bright colored leather clothing and timeless black leather pieces were incorporated in many shows, but the most prevalent leather pieces were brown. The western-inspired material is fitting for fall and available in a variety of several sexy shades. Some of the standout statement pieces included Veronica Beard’s coffee brown leather jumpsuit and Jonathan Cohen’s light tan soft leather blouse.
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Monochrome is the Move
90’s baby will recall the days where color coordinating was the coolest thing in fashion. Fortunately, those craving a monochromatic comeback are in luck! From soft pastels to deep autumn shades, color coordination was everywhere. Rebecca Taylor took a page from the monochrome bible with a pink pastel feminine suit while Sies Marjan did a head-to-toe lavender leather look with a luxury women’s suit.
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In an unusually quirky yet convenient emerging trend, double bags made waves up and down the runway. From Kate Spade to Rebecca Minkoff, designers adorned their models with two bags, unofficially sparking the trend we didn’t know we needed. Fashion is moving to compliment societal needs and the modern woman is carrying more “baggage” today than ever before. This trend feeds your need to store your everyday essentials in a convenient yet fashionable form.
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A Plethora of Pockets
Can’t get into the double bags? Designers from Adeam to Eckhaus Latta and everyone in-between seemingly pounced on the opportunity to add pockets to every look imaginable. A shift to make pieces more practical occurred this season, and in turn we have pieces from powerful to pretty that are adorned with multiple pockets. This prevalent trend is in part thanks to the effort of designers to create women’s apparel that isn’t just visually stunning, but practical as well.
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