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Trends for fall 2024 from NYFW

Photo: Leanne Marshall fall 2024 New York Fashion Week, photo credit: Leanne Marshall PR

New York Fashion Week was quiet this season, as many designers opted for more creative ways to showcase their fall/winter 2024/25 collections instead of traditional runways. In addition, NYFW’s behind-the-scenes organizers, such as the CFDA and IMG have removed the covid-era live-streams from the majority of designer shows and brought back the exclusive, you-had-to-be-there vibe.

In addition, fashion week has taken a backseat on social media since the covid-era, making it a quiet event in the background. As someone in the press, I continue to follow the shows from home, instead of trekking across the country and attending in-person as I did a decade ago and pre-covid. I have to admit, covering the shows, and seeing what is coming in for the next season is rather enjoyable from the comfort of my office as opposed to braving the snow, flying across the country, and worrying about my daily outfits. It will be interesting to see, as social media evolves, if fashion week eventually turns back into the event it morphed into from 2016-2020, or will it stay in its pre-influencer, exclusive bubble. I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, let’s talk fall 2024 trends from New York Fashion Week!

First off, speaking of non-traditional runways, how fabulous is this photo from Leanne Marshalls fall/winter 2024/25 show? She showcased her fall collection on the ice, and showed how the fabrics can flow, movement, and a lighthearted vibe. It was a return to Bryant Park, NYFW’s old home, and a nod to her fifteen years of fashion since her debut at Project Runway. When I used to attend NYFW in person, I always enjoyed her shows and collections. She is extremely talented, and her designs are always amazing. I love her use of color for fall in this collection. Fabulous!

Now, let’s chat about a few dominant trends from the runways for the fall 2024 season.

  1. Oversize Suiting: Gone are the days of the cropped blazer, the fitted blazer, and the slim trousers. The power suit for fall will offer relaxed fits, and oversize silhouettes. Thankfully, this is a comfortable way to wear a suit.
  2. Metallics: Not really groundbreaking, I mean, it seems like a “trend” every fall season. But, all shades of metal are hot for fall. So keep your silvers, golds, and metals, they will still be relevant in the autumn season.
  3. Feminine Touches: Touches of lace, bow details, flowing skirts, one-inch heels, soft fabrics, and skirts that blow in the wind. There is a return to feminine fabrics and dressing as a whole.
  4. The return of Faux Fur: It was only gone for two seasons. I guess we couldn’t resist! Pull out your faux fur from the back of your closet, this trend is back. Look for faux fur touches on collars, as well as full blown coats and jackets. It’s fuzzy time.
  5. Autumn Hues: Traditional autumn hues are hot again for fall. Think reds, oranges, greens, and yellows.
  6. Chain Bags: This classic handbag style seems to have moved to the front of the handbag pack. Pull out your Chanel bags, or invest in a more affordable version from Tory Burch or Coach. Long live the timeless chain bag!

Well, there you have it. The short list of what’s hot for fall 2024 from the New York Fashion Week runways. Continue to invest in your wardrobe with timeless pieces and save trendier items you love. The pendulum keeps swinging, and what you have stored in the back of your closet will eventually swing back in!

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Photo: Gita Omri fall 2024 runway New York Fashion Week, photo credit: GoRunway /

Fall 2024 color trends from Pantone at NYFW

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Pictured: swatches c/o Pantone, read press release here /

New York Fashion Week is underway, and as a result, Pantone has released the color trends we can expect to see for the upcoming fall/winter 2024/25 seasons.

Autumn anyone? The fall 2024 color palette from designers in New York is a classic return to an autumn color palette. We are seeing traditional, earthy hues which blend together and create a peaceful and organic vibe. Love that!

My three favorite colors from the fall 2024 color report are Aventurine, Italian Plum, and Winter Sky. I love shades of blue and green as well as a deep plum thrown in. I don’t really gravitate towards reds or oranges, but they are definitely traditional for the fall season.

I am in love with the neutral hues being shown for the fall 2024 season. Raw Umber, White Swan, and Baritone Blue are fabulous, and I definitely look forward to incorporating those hues into my cooler weather wardrobe.

To learn more about Pantone’s fall 2024 color report from New York Fashion Week, head over to

What do you think of the traditional color palette for the fall 2024 season?

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Spring 2024 trends from the NYFW runways

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Photos c/o Kevan Hall PR, pictured: Kevan Hall Spring/summer 2024 New York Fashion Week, credit: Arun Nevander

The New York Fashion Week runways have come to an end, and they have left us with beautiful collections to covet for the spring 2024 season. This is definitely one of the most beautiful seasons yet!

The overall vibe of the spring 2024 collections at New York Fashion Week was retro, feminine, cheerful, and nostalgic. It was a return to dressing up, taking pride in your ensembles, and moving into a cheerful and colorful world. Dressing in all black and looking like a shadow is over, spring/summer 2024 is all about swinging into a rainbow of hues, florals, and happier days. Love!

There are too many trends to mention in this post from the NYFW spring 2024 runways, so let’s concentrate on the best ones and highlight what to look for in your closet, and place on your wish list. So, without further ado, here are the top trends from the NYFW spring 2024 runways!

Inspiration Era-1960s and 1970s: The spring 2024 vibe brings us back to the glory days of air travel and when the world was a bit more playful. Think go-go dancing vibes, miniskirts, scarves, colorful powersuits, tweed, bold prints, and happy colors. Bring out your vintage, this season is swinging back to groovier times with everything Brady Bunch.

Feminine Vibes: While blazers and suiting are still hot for spring 2024, the silhouettes have moved away from menswear inspiration and into a more tailored and feminine form of suiting. Think Jackie O in both her 1960s and 1970s eras.

Floral Details: Groundbreaking, right? I know. Well, florals for spring 2024 are slightly different this year as we saw them on chocker necklaces at Kate Spade, and in three-dimensional forms on handbags, accessories and clothing. Remember when Valentino had handbags which looked like one giant flower? It’s that vibe, but at more affordable price points and from several designers; it’s a trend, not a one-designer-wonder this time around.

Studio 54-again: So, this trend comes and goes, and it is back! Gold fabrics, handbags, footwear and more are hot for spring 2024, as well as anything metallic or shiny. When you go out on the town in spring and summer next year, dress in sparkling, long looks which would help you jump the Studio 54 line.

Go-Go Dancer: These 1960s mini skirts and dresses with fringe, sequins and anything that shakes, are hot for spring. If you like to shake shake shake, go for the go-go dancer look and leave the Studio 54 look for those who like to sit and stand at the club.

Investment Handbags: The anonymous handbag is still going strong. Logos were nowhere to be found on the spring runways, so look for high quality, timeless handbags to rock during the spring/summer 2024 seasons. This is the investment era, and I am loving it! Side note: handbags are still mini, small and medium.

Slouchy totes and hobos: Soft, slouchy and touchable handbags are continuing to be a hot style as we move into the new year. Look for small, medium and large slouchy hobo bags and totes. Buttery leather and suede are hotter than hot, and they make fabulous investments. This look also offers an effortless vibe, which is always welcome.

Doctor Bag: Classic doctor bags are back! If you have the Givenchy Antigona, you are golden! If not, stay tuned for fabulous doctor bags from Coach and Kate Spade to hit store shelves in the spring season. Almost every designer will have a doctor bag for you to choose from, but the Coach version for spring is currently my favorite. Love!

Retro Prints: Fun and geometric, retro prints are hot for spring. Kevan Hall showed us some beautiful retro prints, and they are perfect for the spring season. In addition to geometric prints, expect to see a lot of black and white polka dots for spring, as well as nautical inspired stripes.

Chanel Classic Flap Inspired Bags: Designers and brands have been inspired by the Chanel chain strap for decades, but it seems to be exploding for the spring season. According to my mother, this was a huge trend in the 1960s, so it seems natural that it would cycle back into style as we head into spring 2024, which is influenced by the 1960s and 1970s. If you have a classic Chanel bag, fabulous! Pull it out of storage and start wearing it to more than special events. If not, there are already several choices on the market, or you can wait for spring colors such as yellow and lilac to hit store shelves in the spring season. There will be a beautiful color and version of this trend in every price point when spring hits. So, sit tight, this timeless, investment style is exploding!

There you have it! Spring 2024 is giving us the best looks from the 1960s and 1970s. It is also a return to dressing up and moving away from loungewear and ultra casual styles. Expect pretty colors, bold prints, shiny fabrics, investment accessories, scarves, and overall pride in one’s look before leaving the house.

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