Two times a year, the biggest names in the fashion world show off their best pieces during shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris—otherwise known as the “Big 4” according to Fashion Week Dates. Each location hosts shows for a week at a time, making up a collective “fashion month.” The first fashion month was held earlier this year from February to March, but the second round of shows starts in just a few days.
I’ve been doing a little research in anticipation of the fall collections, and I couldn’t help but share a few of my favorite styles that I’m most excited about. Take a look at some of these fall fashion trends you can expect to see on the runways (and probably on your friends) in the upcoming weeks…
Cozy and Casual Sweaters
Sweaters for the upcoming season are going to be oversized and effortless, with heavy bohemian influence. Off-shoulder designs and relaxed silhouettes make each sweater as comfortable as they are stylish, creating a unique blend of sophisticated casual wear. The styles have already hit the front page of Lyst, with different articles that highlight what to pair with each variation. If I’m lucky enough to get my hands on one this year, you can bet I’m going to pair it with a great fall boot and a chic knitted hat. It sounds too cosy to pass up!
Usually reserved for spring and summer designs, floral patterns are expected to continue their popularity through the fall/winter fashion month. Fashionisers predict two types of floral patterns will dominate the runway: rose on black, and night flowers. Rose on black is pretty self-explanatory, with vibrant flowers (not limited to roses) featured on jet black pieces. The night flowers pattern features different shades of pearl and blue with a dark background. Both are usually presented on dresses, but I’m excited to see how the designers can incorporate them onto different pieces.
If you’re skeptical, you’re not alone; I was, too. However, this new pleated skirt design is far from the one used on school uniforms. The Tig even called them “THE skirt” for the season, assuring readers that “this trend is NOT your mom’s pleated shorts.” The new design features carwash pleats that are long, thin, and delicate. They can also be presented as formal and casual attire depending on the outfit, so you’re likely to see them represented among a wide variety of designers.
OK, fellow fashionistas! Shows are set to start in New York on Sept. 10. So find your magazines and fire up your tablets. This amazing month only comes twice a year, and I promise, you won’t want to miss a thing!