While it’s hard to think of summer coming to an end soon, one can’t help but look forward to newly emerging trends for the Fall/Winter 2015/16 lineup. I remember in my past life (when I worked retail for women’s fashion) it was usually around this time that we would start setting up our Fall merchandise. This was always bittersweet for me. As exciting as it was to unravel and style new merchandise, we had to sport the latest looks and wearing a chunky knit turtleneck (even though it was sleeveless) with August’s heat in full swing was not always glamorous. Alas, this season brings with it an easy transition to Autumn with lingerie-style, beautifully adorned lace, and nouveau Victorian pieces that are ready to wear off the runways, even in August.
The trends that fascinated me most were: carwash pleats, patchwork, fur accents, nouveau victorian, high OTK boots, and statement pieces like earring and brooches. Below are some highlights of my faves.
Alberta Ferretti and Altuzarra found a way to turn boring turtlenecks
into beautifully crafted pieces of artwork with their bold lace
detailing incorporated subtly into elegant lingerie-style dresses and
Of note are the very high OTK boots with oh-so impressive
Victorian-style ruffles and detailing along the top.
Pleats were all over the runways, but Valentino and Oscar De La Renta stole the show for me with the carwash pleat.
Tom Ford never disappoints me, and I am in awe by the creativity behind
his patchwork. He nailed the mixture of fabrics and
textures with this denim and leopard duo.
Chloé had a more carefree take on the patchwork trend.
Fur accents by Tom Ford and Giambattista Valli.
Last but not least, beautifully adorned lace and slip dresses for lingerie as outwear by Dolce & Gabbana and Narcisco Rodriguez.
Enjoy your day! xo