Top 10 trends from Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017

Updated on March 1 2017

From New York to London, and recently starting off in Milan before heading off to Paris, the Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Week season is in full swing, and trends for the next season are beginning to take shape. Even though most of the collections will not hit the shopping racks until the end of the year, it’s still exciting to see what will be on offer. For those who are too busy to catch up on all the shows, scroll down to see our list of 10 trends we’ve spotted on the runways in the past weeks.

Suit Up

From left: Calvin Klein, Monse, Rosie Mousoulin

From the tailored blazer to pinstripes and checks, designers have taken elements from the menswear classics and reimagined them in a feminine form, offering all power women brand new workwear that is both flattering and all-occasion-appropriate.

Rich Florals

From left: Kenzo, Christopher Kane, Altuzarra

Though commonly associated with warmer weather, there’s no reason to restrict florals only to Spring/Summer. For next season, we see rich floral elements blooming all across different runways, most of them in a darker/muted colour palate to achieve that perfect moody fall/winter vibe.

Political statement

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From left: Creatures of Comfort, Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia

With all the chaos happening in the world, designers are urging us to voice out and take a stand, some by playing music with sensitive lyrics during the show, and others by presenting t-shirts and accessories with meaningful slogans printed on top.

All that frills

From left: Self Portrait, ADEAM, Zimmermann

From shirts and sweaters to evening dresses, big architectural frills and ruffles are generously added to different garments for an extra boost of femininity.

Belted

From left: Adam Selman, Osman, Michael Kors

Belts are great in making your outfit look more polished and put-together; the wide belts, in particular, are making a comeback this season, dominating runways of Michael Kors, Osman, Adam Selman and more.

Fishnets

From left: Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Creatures of Comfort

Looks like the ongoing fishnet trend is only going to get stronger this fall: Apart from the typical tights, designers are incorporating the trend into tops and feminine, bright dresses for a more modern, less trashy, approach.

Vertical stripes

From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marques’ Almeida, Topshop Unique

Following the rise of ‘super stripes’ (a random mix of eye-catching colourful stripes in different thicknesses and directions), designers are once again favouring the thick, even, black vertical stripes, with most of them featuring a singular colour combination that reminds us a bit of a carnival look.

Sliced out

From left: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Proenza Schouler, Burberry

A little slice here, a big slash there — designers are embracing uneven cutouts this season, resulting in asymmetric necklines and unbalanced sleeves that give an ever more striking appeal.

Bright plaids

From left: Osman, Tory Burch, Creatures of the Wind

Plaids might seem like a typical pattern for fall, however, instead of going for the usual 90s grunge, designers are opting for the brighter version from the 70s.

Shining silver

From left: Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Proenza Schouler

Whether it’s a suit, a top, a pair of trousers or a dress, metallic is making a major comeback this fall, making it relatively easy to dress up for all special occasions.