Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trends
Here we are again presenting the overviews of what we saw during the fashion weeks of the coming fall/winter season. This time, fashion trends in general are at our concentration. Here we are going to make a list of the fall/ winter 2014-2015 fashion trends for your consideration and inspiration. As it generally can be described, the fall season comes as the conglomeration of the comebacks of some retro and classic shapes and designs, put with some brighter color tones (Check out: Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Color Trends).
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #1: The 50s’ Style
This is the primary trend we would like to present to you attention. Feminine shapes and unique silhouettes are what compose the greatest part of these looks. Being more particular we can mention the flare and ruffled skirts, classy and classic suit jackets, and options with some squared and oversized shoulders. Also, some designers decided to spice up these looks even more, adding some futuristic details to them, by means of which they managed to modernize the retro style. Some great examples of this type of looks may be found in the fashion shows of Adam Lippes, Calla, Cushnie et Ochs, Monique Lhuillier, and many others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #2: Baroque As a Gateway to Chic
This is the following impressive inclination we would like to introduce being the baroque inspiration, coming as another great alternative for creating some cool and feminine silhouettes. Fabrics like silk, satin, jacquards, lace, cashmere, velvet and chiffon are the best key textures for this stunningly worked out trend (Learn: How to Wear The Baroque Fashion Trend). Some ultra-classic and feminine garments have found their place here, coming as cute coats, tube and pencil skirts, and some delicate silk apparel options. Talking about the design details used for adorning these options, we can mention the metallic details, feathers, pearls, and so on. Whereas for accessories, we can first of all note the cat-eye forms for sunglasses, ankle strap sandals, knitted hats, and the nicely worked out belts. For inspiration, you may look through the pieces from Christian Siriano, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Monique Lhuillier, Rebecca Minkoff, Cushnie et Ochs, Ruffian, and others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #3: Cubistic and Abstract Approach
This is also a very interesting and cool conglomeration of drives and motives, primarily presenting as the combination of minimalism and futurism. So first of all it’s about the monochrome arrangement of looks, patterns like stripes and lines, and the irreplaceable prints creating some optical effects. For the best exemplars have a nosey at the shows from Rag & Bone, Tess Giberson, and Rebecca Minkoff.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #4: Comfy and Cool Pajama Style
This is one of the most creative and innovative options we observed during the fall/winter fashion shows. The pajama-type covering was one of the basic and key designs solutions for the collections of Missoni and Max Mara. However, it was Marc Jacobs, who pioneered in putting forward this type of designs. Thus being more particular we can talk about the pajama pants, tops and outerwear options, made of fabrics like silk and satin, as well as adorned with patterns like florals, capable of making the images more energized and cool. Talking with example we can note the lines from Alexandre Herchcovitch and Calla.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #5: 80s’ for the Retro Chic
Another great alternative for creating glamorous and feminine retro images comes as the inspiration taken from the 80s’ glam. Some Parisian brands like Balmain and Emanuel Ungaro opted for these vibes as key design patterns for their shows. In this respect we should again mention about the revolting and daring silhouettes, the great proportions of metallic details and accessories. The best additional sources of inspiration are again the collections of Monique Lhuillier, Ostwald Helgason and Christian Siriano.
Also check out the upcoming Spring/ Summer 2015 Fashion Trends!
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #6: Ethnic Inspiration
The ethnic and folk (sometimes lovely fairy-tale like, as in the case of Dolce & Gabbana) concentration can’t be left out of the basic thematic options for the fall/winter season. So here it comes presented with brand-new and cool interpretations and innovative designs. They can be grouped into two main channels, presented as the simple and clear lines, also having some minimalism in terms of shades and patterns, and the bright and chic interpretations with boldly picked accessories and patterns as well. Prints and fluffy motives are also in for the key designs. So are the diversely picked and arranged appliqués and their combinations. And accordingly, the ethnic prints and the geometric representations are included in the key options. The folk-inspired tops, suede pants, oversized cardigans, winter shorts and big coats, fur coats and other types of outerwear are all in for the basic shapes. So find the best options with the collections by Nicole Miller, Rag & Bone, and Visvim. The collections of Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and BCBG may also be helpful in the discovery of this trend.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #7: Punk-Rock Inspiration
When the styles of the 70s and the 90s collide, punk-rock (Learn: How to Wear Punk Rock Fashion) and glam-rock vibes occur. And one of the most descriptive elements in this respect is the use of the design details, like zippers and belts. On the other hand we should also talk about the ultra-feminine and great images they are meant to create, nicely perfecting the looks and making them uber modern and cool. And once more the totally flabbergasting collection of Monique Lhuillier is included in the best examples, along with the ones by Alexandre Herchcovitch, and Jill Stuart. Also, you may look through the options of Charlotte Ronson, Rebecca Minkoff, and Tess Giberson.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #8: The Sporty Style
As we all know, sports are the basic factors and indicators of the healthy lifestyle and we noted a vast diversity of sports-inspired looks during the fashion shows of some popular fashion houses. The newest shapes and textures are the basic elements of the sporty looks. Neoprene and perforated leather options are some main fabrics used here. Color blocking and geometric patterns help to enhance the chic effect of the looks. Colors like gold, red, dark blue and olive are the most frequently used details. Talking about the shoes, we may note them being glittery, made of elastic and perforated leather, vinyl, fishnet and other fabrics. Lacoste, Moncler Grenoble, Tommy Hilfiger and Miu Miu can be great sources of inspiration for you.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #9: Design Patterns: Checks and Plaids
This is one of the most noteworthy and significant design comebacks of the season. Fashion shows like the ones from Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Badgley Mischka, and Thakoon have placed a significant accent on this type of textures for their collections, putting them like coats, skirts, tops, and handbags. The lines of Preen and Creatures of Comfort are also noteworthy. Alternatives suggested by Rodarte, MBMJ, Delpozo, Victoria Beckham, Timo Weiland, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, and Calla are also noteworthy.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #10: Bright Colors
The next trend we would like to introduce to your attention is the conglomeration of the options adorned with bright tones like pink, with all of its diversities from fuchsia to citron. Prabal Gurung, Monique Lhuillier, Altuzarra and Alexander Wang collections are the most noteworthy and significant options in this respect, coming with the greatest proportions of tastefully chosen colors and combinations.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #11: Knitted and Comfy
This is the following uber great and cool fashion trend we would like to talk about, thus describing the enormous proportions of glam, chic, and comfort that these pieces are adorned with. Being knitted, slightly oversized at times, and also elongated, on the other hand also coming with tight-fitting and body-flattering shapes, they do form a significant option in our trends report. In case you want examples, we can suggest looking through the lines of Row, Derek Lam, Dion Lee, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Public School, Calvin Klein, Edun, and Helmut Lang.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #12: Shimmery and Emerald
This type of textures formed a very catchy and impressive aspect for the fall/winter fashion shows (Learn: How to Wear Emerald Green). Thus it does deserve its place in our list, being one of the most significant fashion trends of the season. Thus fashion houses like Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Creatures of the Wind, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, J. Mendel, Rosie Assoulin, and Prabal Gurung have included this design in their key shapes and introduced indeed ultra-innovative and great interpretations with such vibes.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #13: Fur for Ultimate Luxury
The next catchy and totally glamorous aspect of the shows is presented by the luxury of fur (Learn: How to Wear Fur). Coming with warm and fear-not-the-cold looks, these pieces managed to take our breaths away instantaneously! So do consider the collections from Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, Ralph Lauren, Libertine, J. Mendel, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Altuzarra, and J. Crew for finding the most impressive and cool suggestions for the season! Some colorful synthesis may also be found with the collections of Altuzarra, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kaelen, Anna Sui, BCBG, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #14: Sheer Interpretations: The Path to Perfection
Sheer interpretations, coming with the most incredible and sweet color and shape solutions also have their place here, presented with a big number of options for any taste and preference. Thus we can note the nice options by Coach, Rag & Bone, Reed Krakoff, Zero + Maria, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, BCBG, Marc Jacobs, and many others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #15: Midi Skirts for Femininity and Glam!
If you like this type of clothing, especially for fall and winter, then this year you have a big variety of options to choose out from. Showing minimal skin and taking elongated forms is the say of the season. Designers Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham are some of those having given their preference to this type of garments.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #16: Jumpsuits and Coatdresses
The following uber sensual, comfy, sporty, and at the same time chic variant forming a fashion trend is the tendency of jumpsuits and coatdresses. The renovated shapes and design patterns we see these pieces with are more than noteworthy and cool. Such are the interpretations by Jill Stuart, Adam Selman and Frame Denim, as well as the ones by Richard Chai and Altuzarra. For more options, you may also consider the collections of Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, Philosophy, Wes Gordon, Tommy Hilfiger and Tibi, coming with the super elongated forms of coats.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #17: Masculine Pieces
Manly pieces have always been within the concentrations of the designers, and the suggestions for the coming season do not lack in masculine inspired looks and options, either. Thus to name a few representatives of the best masculine interpretations, we may note the shows of Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Theory, and Jason Wu.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #18: Time for Inventions!
Talking about the hottest fall/ winter 2014-2015 fashion trends, we can’t but also discuss the stunning and chic inventions and innovative designs we observed during some shows. In this respect we can talk about the mules coming with backless footwear options, adorned and completed with the most incredible design patterns possible. The collections of Mara Hoffman, Alexander Wang and many others opted for these effective design solutions.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #19: Retro and Cool Accessories
In this respect the absolutely great interpretations like the cowgirl hats can’t but be noted as the most successfully interpreted and renovated accessories ever. Coming with the specific Western interpretations, they form a significant part of the collections by Cushnie et Ochs, Dion Lee and Tibi. They do matter in the creation of the fall/ winter 2014-2015 fashion trends.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #20: Golden for Royal Chic
So yes, we come to golden pieces again, this time apart from discussing the inclinations towards golden shades in respect of color trends, introducing it as a basic key aspect of the design details as well. Some very good examples of this type may be found looking through the shows of Tadashi Shoji, Mara Hoffman, Diane von Furstenberg and many others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #21: Enigmatic All-Black
This is probably one of the most ethereal and never-fading trend and inclination ever. So for the coming season, all-blacks do have their stable place and importance. Looking through the options suggested by Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, Hugo Boss, DKNY, J. Mendel (in case of the latest two, leather was the key fabric), BCBG, and Calvin Klein, we get the latest and the most effective solutions of these looks ever.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #22: Red Is for Passion
The passionate and sensual array of red dresses is not missing out either. Thus coming with the ultra-feminine and breathtaking interpretations by Naeem Khan, Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, Narciso Rodriguez, Maison Martin Margiela, and Tibi, red is the best proof of the everlasting character of these dresses (Learn: How to Wear Red).
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #23: Pastel Shades: Ultimate Cuteness
The comfortable and chic suggestions with pastel shades the designers came up with can definitely be included in the most eye-catching and significant trends of the season. Coming with the most effective and chic silhouettes, these options include just anything from tops and pants to outerwear options. Derek Lam, Rodarte, marc Jacobs, Wes Gordon, Rebecca Minkoff, Kaelen, and Thakoon have all included pastels in their collections (Learn: How to Wear Pastel Fashion).
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #24: Leather Glamour
Leather doesn’t stop being super-trendy and cool, regardless of the season and the up-and-coming fashion trends. The fall season doesn’t exclude this chic trend either and brings gorgeous interpretations of leather, like dresses, pants, outerwear options or accessories. Leather comes both in the traditional colors this fall, as well as in vibrant hues (Learn: How to Wear Leather). For inspiration, check out the options presented by Zadig & Voltaire, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Sportmax, Vivienne Tam and others.
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #25: The Chic of Oversize Tailoring
As the cold days arrive, the inclination towards the oversize tailoring becomes more vibrant and the new cold season is no exception to this end. Designers like Balmain, Jonathan Saunders, Nicole Miller, Alexander Wang, Prada, Viktor & Rolf, Dion Lee, Derek Lam, Rick Owens and many others showed pretty awesome alternatives of the oversized fashion trend!
Fall/ Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Trend #26: Metallic Textures: Party Glam
Finally, the last but not least chic option in our list is composed of the numerous and diversely interpreted metallically glittery options, the garments holding which are immensely diverse and versatile, coming as coats, tops, skirts. So look through the lines of Rodarte, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Diane Von Furstenberg, Naeem Khan, Narciso Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, Rebecca Minkoff, Vera Wang, and Maison Martin Margiela for the most effective options.
So here were the basic fall/ winter 2014-2015 fashion trends that we would like to present to your attention. We hope these points will be helpful for your picks and choices and for forming some stylish and fresh looks for meeting this romantic and sweet season with!
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