Photo: Leanne Marshall fall 2016 NYFW
New York Fashion Week has officially come to an end. This means the fashion world has been left with a whole new list of trends to look forward to for the upcoming fall/winter 2016/2017 season. While we saw many continuing trends from past seasons walk down the catwalks, we also saw new styles to look forward to, and covet, for the cool weather season.
There were many, many trends on the New York Fashion Week fall 2016 runways, so to make it less overwhelming, I have narrowed it down to the five most significant trends to covet for the fall 2016 season. Without further adieu . . .
1 Stand out in TEXTURE
From top: Custo Barcelona, Vivienne Hu, Reem Acra, and Zimmermann
Texture is a loaded term for the embellishments designers offered up for the fall 2016 season at New York Fashion Week. As the top trend of the season, designers mixed fabrications, added embellishments, showed hand-sewn beadwork, small mirror embellishments, lacework, fur (real and faux), soft and structured fabrics mixed together, and layers of texture.
You can mix texture on one piece of clothing, or you can layer multiple pieces with differing textures. However you rock it this fall, mix it. Texture that is. 😉
2 Rock your inner Bohemian with FRINGE and peace out
Photos: Zimmermann, and Marcel Ostertag
Protest your favorite cause, and peace out because with the 1970s trend in full swing, fringe in all forms is a hot trend for fall 2016 from New York. Look for long fringe on longer pieces, and short fringe on jackets, dresses, and tops. Fringe has been reinvented on shorter pieces. Instead of traditional fringe, string or fabric, look for fringe beadwork as seen on the Custo Barcelona runway, and also the Marcel Ostertag runway. Shake shake shake, and show off your fringe!
3 Don’t be blue, just wear SHADES OF BLUE
Photos: Vivienne Hu, Marissa Webb, Marcel Ostertag, Zimmermann, and Monique Lhuillier
Don’t let grey skies make you blue this cool weather season, instead, wear shades of blue! As much blue at once as humanly possible! Designers for fall 2016 in New York loved pale blue, medium blue, bright blue, and navy. Look for pieces in one shade of blue, or layer them together for a cool, blue look. You cannot go wring with blue for fall 2016. It is the hip color of the season.
4 Get groovy with 1970s INFLUENCE
Photos: Monique Lhuilier, and Zimmermann
Can ya dig it? The early 1970s were in full force on the runways for fall 2016 at New York Fashion Week. Look for carry-over, short hemlines from the late 1960s, and very 1970s midi lengths, and maxi lengths. We will see athleisure suits, flowing fabrics, wide-leg trousers, blazers, wrap skirts and dresses, and a general groovy vibe. Peace.
5 Stock up on staples because NEUTRALS RULE
Photos: Demoo Parkchoonmoo, Marissa Webb, Leanne Marshall, and Vivienne Hu
Every designer in New York showed several neutral looks for fall 2016. Instead of playing with colors, they played with texture. There were all black looks on Custo Barcelona’s runway which offered mixed texture, and several choices for the perfect little black dress at Leanne Marshall. Designers showed black and white together, grey and black together, shades of grey mixed together, all-white, all-grey, and all-black. The top three neutrals for fall 2016 are definitely black, grey, and white.
Want to mix it up? Add a pop of blue or red (bright or burgundy) to break up the black, grey, or white you will be wearing. Otherwise, you cannot go wrong mixing these three neutral colors together this fall.
*There you have it! The top five trends from the New York Fashion Week fall 2016 runways. Of course, there were far more trends than what I mentioned above, but these are the trends which you will find most often when you head out to the stores to shop for fall 2016.
Easy ways to prep for fall 2016:
- Invest in a pair of wide-leg trousers in either black, grey, or white.
- Invest in a jacket or coat with texture in black, grey, pale blue, or navy.
- Get one fringe piece to rock. You can get a fun jacket, cocktail dress, or top to pair with a black midi skirt, or mini skirt. Just remember to shake shake shake!
- Invest in at least one textured piece in lace, beadwork, embroidery, appliques, or faux fur.
- Change up your hemline. If you favored midi skirts last year, rock a mini dress or maxi dress.
Other notable trends for fall 2016 from the New York Fashion Week runways include: softened autumn hues, shades of red, shades of mustard, large bracelets stacked on the arm, choker necklaces, mixed metals, metallic fabrics, open shoulders, sheer fabrics, occasional bright hues, mixed prints, bomber jackets, athleisure, leisure suits, small handbags, suede shoes, lace-up clothing and shoes.
That’s a wrap! What were your favorite trends from the New York Fashion Week runway for fall 2016?