The one place to get the latest looks for the fashion season is at the end of the runway at New York Fashion Week. While squeezed into a packed press riser, I was able to dissect some of the top trends for Fall 2015. When I attended the shows back in February it was one of the coldest weeks of the year, and as I write this in the middle of August in Austin, I can only hope that a fall chill in the air will arrive soon. Happy Fall Shopping everyone! See the entire Fall 2015 Designer Galleries.
Color: I am happy to report that black, while still a staple shown in all the collections, gray is the new black and was paired with several popular shades from mustard yellow (Pantone’s Oak Bluff), Military green (Pantone’s Dried Herb) and a hot fall trend metallics. My personal favorite is a deep turquoise (Pantone’s Biscay Bay) and the purple jewel tone called Amethyst Orchid was seen at Son Jon Wang and Lela Rose. A soft Cashmere Rose will be a quiet and subtle accent for Fall 2015 or select its darker sister Color of the Year Marsala. Good news! The black, red and gray combo is the amazing color trio for Fall 2015.
Metallics: Gold, pewter, bronze or any metallic of your choice and you’ll rock it for Fall 2015. From casual accents to full red carpet gowns, the over-the-top opulence are reminiscent of the “Dynasty” show days and you could use a disco ball for an accessory. Monique Lhuillier’s liquid gold dress was a geometric metallic work of art.
Lace: You’ve seen this trend for a couple of seasons but designers couldn’t leave well enough alone having to jack with something so simple and pretty and make it bigger and bolder, bedazzling it with sequins, pearls, glitter and shine. Reem Acra and Badgley Mischka created some very opulent looks but Acra’s collection took her gypsy inspiration over the top and the pieces looked more like a costume collection rather than ready to wear.
Make up and Hair
Lead make up artists had some fun with a new trend for Fall 2015. While a smoky and thick cat eyes were seen on many of the models, there was one trend to take the smudge down to the lower lashes at Mara Hoffman and Nicole Miller creating that I “forgot to take my makeup off before bed look.”
Natural fresh faces are also in so don’t feel bad about if this trend isn’t for you. The red lip is THE color lip for Fall 2015, so pick out your favorite shade now!
I love following the hair trends at fashion week. Messy updos were my favorites with effortless locks at Badgley Mischka and Pamella Roland. Slicked back wet styled hair in a clean geometric bun at Son Jung Wan with severe parts with glossy shine was at several collections along with a beautiful chignon shown at Naeem Kahn.
Boots: The one most popular trend shown on the runway were over the knee boots. Street stylers were all over this to stay stylishly warm during the shows. These boots were the perfect accents to pair with many Fall looks…gray suede over the knee boots will put you on the best dressed list come fall.
Fashion Week supported by Beauty on the Go and Russ and Company Salon.