The Need to Know Trends
September 8, 2016
The last few seasons, the runways have embraced a spirit of maximalism, and fall 2016 keeps that spirit alive and kicking. Think extravagant accessories and luxe details; for inspiration, look to the personal wardrobe of Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, known for his jewelry and eclectic pairings.
Put a gloss on it
Wet-look finishes were seen at Louis Vuitton, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, and elsewhere. There are echoes of kink, but patent can also be super-slick or artily abundant. Pictured: Versace’s asymmetric miniskirt, Donald J. Pliner’s crinkled patent-leather boot, David Yurman’s resin sculpted cuff.
Gucci and Opening Ceremony were among the shows that made a splash with head-to-toe scarlet. This is a look that can be embraced or channeled in eye-catching details. Pictured: Gucci’s embroidered wool-silk dress in hibiscus red, Saint Laurent’s Babies 90 ankle boots in red velour, David Yurman’s pendant necklace with garnet and diamonds in 18k gold.
Sequins and lamé have been with us for a few seasons, but at the fall shows, the eighties party got even louder with pronounced shoulders and flouncy silhouettes. Think of it as the modern power dressing. Pictured: Emporio Armani cube print devoré dress, Swarovski’s “Fizzy” necklace, Prada Cahier bag.
All things plaid
It’s not just about grunge anymore. The new plaid for fall 2016 is feminine, elegant, and tailored. Pictured: Burberry’s brushed tartan wool coat, Kate Spade New York’s woodland plaid midi skirt, Max Mara’s Miriam plaid wool sheath dress, available at Neiman Marcus.
The most maximalist sight of the season’s maximalist shows was sumptuous, draping velvet sashaying down the runway. Pictured: DKNY slip dress from Bloomingdale’s, Salvatore Ferragamo’s studded Vara bag, J Brand velvet skinny jeans from Neiman Marcus.